It is the beginning of March and the winter that will never end is lingering over much of the country. But that isn't stopping USTA League tennis from being played. In the southern states, they get to play outdoors year round, but the rest of the country gets to play indoors to get their tennis fix in the winter.
Of the 17 USTA sections, 15 have already had matches played in at least one of the 18 & over, 40 & over, or 55 & over divisions for the 2014 season. And played matches means dynamic ratings are being updated. And updated dynamic ratings means players are interested in what they are doing.
After a quiet January, requests for Estimated Dynamic NTRP Rating Reports has heated up in February, especially the last week, as players have gotten enough matches under their belts that they are curious what their dynamic rating is. I've even had some interested in team reports already, to see how their team is stacking up or to scout upcoming opponents.
And that means I'm off and running calculating ratings for 2014. I can calculate an estimated dynamic rating for any player in any section, so drop me an e-mail if you are interested in finding out where your rating stands.
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