If you’re a New player to USTA League, you will benefit from ease of entry and the elimination of on-court verification and its associated costs and time. New players enter the program by rating themselves using the NTRP General and Specific Characteristics of Various Playing Levels, located in “National Tennis Rating Program” on the USTA League web page and in various USTA publications. The NTRP characteristics have not changed. Many of you should be able to self-rate accurately…do you play with league players who currently have computer ratings. Knowing their ratings, where would you place yourself?
TennisLink will provide a self-rating declaration box for new players at the time of registration.
New players will begin to generate a dynamic NTRP rating after their first match against a player who has an NTRP computer rating.
Please see the information on the left about NTRP prior to following the Self-Rate process to assist you with getting placed in the correct NTRP level.
When and how do I get a Self-Rating?
To begin the process you will need your USTA membership number and your team number (provided by your captain or facility coordinator). Next, go to TennisLink to register for your team. If you do not have a valid NTRP rating, you will be instructed to follow the self-rate process.
Note to tournament players: It is not required for players to follow the self-rate process prior to signing up for a tournament.
Electronic self rate on TennisLink
Players who do not have a computer rating on file in TennisLink shall self-rate in accordance with the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) Guidelines and complete the self-rating process on TennisLink when registering for a team. Failure to do so or omission of information regarding a player’s tennis history will subject the player, the captain and/or others who condoned inaccurate self-rating to sanctions and disqualifications.
Self-rated players are subject to disqualification through a NTRP grievance. For more information, click here.