Wednesday, October 16, 2013

When will USTA 2013 year-end NTRP ratings be released?

Most of the National Championships for USTA League tennis are being played this month, and with their completion, year-end ratings can be calculated.  Here is my understanding of the timeline.

  • September / October - Adult 18 & over and 40 & over Nationals take place.
  • End of October - The "USTA year" comes to a close and with that, the last matches to be included in year-end calculations have been played.
  • November - Year-end calculations are performed including benchmark calculations taking into account the Nationals that were just completed.
  • End of November / Early December - 2013 year-end ratings are published and available on TennisLink.
The exact "USTA year" may vary a bit and depend on when exactly the last Adult Nationals finish and when the last weekend of October or first weekend of November falls.  And the year-end ratings are usually released on the Monday after Thanksgiving, but I don't know that there is a guarantee of that.

Many players aren't going to Nationals and aren't playing in a fall league that counts towards their rating, so all the matches that count for them have been played.  If you are one of these and are anxious to know what your year-end rating may be, or just want to know more accurately where your rating falls within your level, an Estimated Dynamic NTRP Rating Report is a great way to find out.  The report will show you your rating and how it changed, match by match, and I'll also comment on the likelihood that you get bumped up or down.  Contact me if you are interested.

Update: I've confirmed the last matches for the 2013 league year were played on 10/27.  Click here for more information.