Sunday, December 1, 2013

People really do shop on Black Friday rather than thinking about USTA NTRP ratings

Thanksgiving weekend is known for big sales as everyone looks for bargains as they begin their Christmas shopping in earnest.  For USTA League tennis players, it is also known as the weekend that precedes the Monday that year-end NTRP ratings come out.

With both of those in mind, it is interesting to take a look at the traffic to this blog.

As you might expect, my post on when year-end ratings will be out has garnered quite a bit of traffic, in fact resulting in near to new recent highs for page views on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and today (Sunday).

What about Friday?  Page views on Friday were less than half of the other four days, so yes, even tennis players go shopping on Black Friday.