Thursday, October 15, 2015

2015 USTA League Nationals 40 & over 3.5 Men Preview

The fourth weekend of Nationals is October 23-25 and has the 40 & over division continuing with the 3.5 and 4.5+ levels playing.  Here is a preview of the 3.5 Men.

The ratings used in preparing these previews are my Estimated Dynamic NTRP Ratings.  And for the purposes of comparing teams, I'm calculating the average of the top-8 players on each National's roster.

There is a healthy range from the top to bottom with the top team having a top-8 average of a whopping 3.66, the lowest being just 3.31.  But that bottom team is from a section that is perennially underrated and the next team is at 3.48, so perhaps not that large a gap from top to bottom.

Flight 7 with Florida, Intermountain, Southern, and Texas appears to be the strongest with the #2, #3, #7, and #14 teams.

Flight 5 with Hawaii, Missouri Valley, Pacific Northwest, Southern California, and Southwest has the #4, #6, #11, #12, and #16 teams.

Flight 6 has Eastern, Mid-Atlantic, New England, and Northern and comprises the #1, #8, #9, and #15 teams.

Last, flight 8 has Caribbean, Middle States, Midwest, and Northern California and the #5, #10, #13, and #17 teams.

If you'd like more details on any of the flights, I can generate a flight report for any of the them that will show the average rating for the roster and the top-8 average.

Or if you want to see details about a team including each player's rating and a summary of their record and courts played on the team through each phase of the season, a team report is a great resource for your team or any opponent as a tool to scout them.

Contact me if you are interested in any reports.

Note: As always, average ratings for a team does not win a team match.  Who plays in the match, the line-ups and how they match-up, and how a given player plays on that day are what determine who wins.  So the highest rated teams using top-8 average may or may not win, but it is interesting to look at.