NTRP Rating Appeals
All Year-End appeals must be done using the automated appeal process on TennisLink. There is no other appeal for moving "up" besides the Auto Appeal. The only other appeal for moving "down" besides the Auto Appeal is a Medical Appeal.
Championship Benchmark (Rating Type "B") will no longer be published although the process will remain unchanged. Championship players will not be allowed to appeal their ratings down for one year after playing in Championship matches but will be allowed to appeal their ratings up if they otherwise qualify.
All appeal decisions are final. Contacting us will not change the outcome of your appeal.
Year-End Appeals (May only be filed online)
Click Here to Appeal your Year-End Rating (see instructions below)
Instructions for online “auto appeal” process
- Go to Tennislink – http://tennislink.usta.com/Leagues/
- Login to your account using your USTA # and password
- Make sure you are on the USTA League tab across the top
- Click the “Appeal Rating Level” link that is to the right of your name
- Follow the instructions to appeal up or down
These appeals are based on your rating in hundredths of a point. While it is impossible for players to know their exact rating in hundredths, the USTA has that information attached to your membership. The appeal program will see if your rating is within the range by which appeals can be granted. If it is in that range, the appeal will be granted automatically and your rating will be changed immediately. If your rating is outside of the appeal range, the appeal will be denied immediately.
- There are no further appeals for requesting to move “up” to the next level.
- The only other appeal to move “down” would be via a medical appeal.
Note: All appeals are final. If your appeal is granted, it cannot be changed back.
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Medical Appeals must be accompanied by an attending physician’s evaluation of the injury and all other substantiating information to include the prognosis for recovery with a timeline. Please submit a hard copy of the Medical Appeal Form and the physician's evaluation of the injury to the USTA Colorado office via email or mail.
Medical Appeals will not be considered for players wishing to appeal "up".
Mail: USTA Colorado
Attn: Jason Rogers
3300 E. Bayaud Avenue, #201
Denver, CO 80209
Fax: Faxed appeals are not accepted.
To be eligible to file a medical appeal, the player must have a permanent disabling injury or illness that occurred after year-end ratings were achieved. If it is possible to correct the injury through surgery, the appeal will not be considered until after the surgical procedure has been completed and the player has reached his/her maximum level of improvement.
If a medical appeal is granted by the Sectional NTRP Oversight Group, it must also be reviewed by the National NTRP Oversight Group. If an appeal is denied at either level, it will be denied. Since there must be National review of any medical appeals, it may take longer for a decision to be rendered. Please allow 4-6 weeks for the decision.
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Self-Rate Appeals (May only be filed online)
Self-Rated player wanting to appeal "down"
Self-rate appeals may only be appealed through TennisLink. Players are provided the opportunity to appeal their self-rating at the conclusion of the self-rate process. If you exited the self-rate system without appealing your rating and would like to appeal, Login to TennisLink with your USTA number and password, click on either the “USTA League” or “My Tennis Page” tab. In the upper right you will see your rating and a link that says, “Appeal Rating Level”, click it and follow instructions. If you need assistance getting back into the appeal form, send an email to Jason Rogers.
Note: Once submitted, self-rate appeals will be reviewed by the USTA Colorado NTRP Oversight Group in the order in which they are received. Depending on the time of year and appeal volume, it may take up to 3 weeks for an appeal to be reviewed. Contacting us to ask for it to be expedited cannot shorten this timeframe, as they are always handled in the order in which they are received. The deadlines at the beginning of the season are only for teams to meet the minimum number of players to get into the league. If your appeal is granted, you can still register for the team beyond that deadline, as we allow players to be added to existing teams until the end of each league. If the team is counting on you to meet the minimum number of required players, they need to find someone else to achieve that since your appeal may be denied and since it likely cannot be reviewed in a very short timeframe from when you submitted it.
Self-Rated player wanting to appeal "up"
All Self-Rated players can appeal their rating up by following the appeal instructions under "Year-End appeals." By following the auto appeal process to appeal "up", self-rated players will be granted that appeal automatically and not have to wait for committee review.
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