Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Are there USTA League teams with an entire roster of self-rated players? More Interesting USTA League Stats

The short answer to the question in the title is yes, and many of you may have seen one before in your flight or area.  But how common is it?

With the data I have from creating Estimated Dynamic NTRP Rating Reports, I went about trying to find out and here is what I discovered.

For the 2013 season in the 18 & over and 40 & over leagues, I found 163 teams that were comprised of entirely self-rated players.  The next obvious question is, what levels are these teams at?  As you might expect, most are at the levels where new players typically join the USTA, those being 2.5 and 3.0.  However, I did find both a 3.5 team and 4.0 team that were entirely self-rated.

I then relaxed the criteria a bit and looked for teams that had just one or two players that weren't self-rated.  This count was 209 and here there was also just one 3.5 team but two 4.0 teams.

Are there other USTA League stats you are interested in?  Leave a comment!