Wednesday, October 28, 2015

2015 USTA League Nationals 40 & over 4.0 Men Preview

The last weekend of Adult Nationals is October 30-November 1 and has the 40 & over division 4.0 level playing.  Here is a preview of the 4.0 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.

The highest top-8 average is 4.18 and the lowest is 3.86.

Flight 5 may be the toughest with Caribbean, Eastern, Florida, Midwest, and Texas comprising the #2, #3, #10, #11, and #15 teams.

Flight 8 with Intermountain, Northern California, Southern, and Southwest is pretty tough with the #1, #5, #7, and #14 teams.

Flight 6 is not far behind with Hawaii, Mid-Atlantic, Middle States, and Pacific Northwest comprising the #4, #8, #9, and #13 teams.

Flight 7 has Missouri Valley, New England, Northern, and Southern California comprising the #6, #12, #16, 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.