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Jan 14th, 2010 05:04 PM
DefyingGravity
Re: What is your tennis rating?

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Originally Posted by Dunlop1 View Post
Most people are a rating point lower than they think they are.
You CANNOT determine your rating based on USTA guidelines. They are bunk.
Your rating is determined by your win-loss record against other ranked/rated players.

So if you play in a 4.0 USTA league and are competitive, then you are that rating.
I define 'competitive' as winning at least 40% of your matches against players rated at that level.

You cannot call yourself a 5.0 if you cannot beat 5.0 players.

I am a 4.0 player. I am in a 4.0 league and am competitive in my league.

To the 6.0 player, you do know there is no USTA ranked 6.0 player in the country? There is only one 5.5 player and he got bumped up late last year.

I am also suspicious of any 5.0 claims on this site. A true 5.0 player is a really good amateur player. Like REALLY REALLY good.
Such a player does not 'think' they are a 5.0 player. They KNOW they are a 5.0 player because they have played OPEN tournaments against other 5.0's and higher.
I am a 5.0 player then by that definition. I play in Open men's tournaments.
Jan 14th, 2010 05:02 PM
DefyingGravity
Re: What is your tennis rating?

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Originally Posted by Dunlop1 View Post
What do you mean 'you got rated?'

AFAIK, going to USTA tennis centers to get a club pro to rate you, has long been out of practice.
My coach is 65 years old
Jan 12th, 2010 12:48 PM
desariofan
Re: What is your tennis rating?

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Originally Posted by Dunlop1 View Post
Most people are a rating point lower than they think they are.
You CANNOT determine your rating based on USTA guidelines. They are bunk.
Your rating is determined by your win-loss record against other ranked/rated players.

So if you play in a 4.0 USTA league and are competitive, then you are that rating.
I define 'competitive' as winning at least 40% of your matches against players rated at that level.

You cannot call yourself a 5.0 if you cannot beat 5.0 players.

I am a 4.0 player. I am in a 4.0 league and am competitive in my league.

To the 6.0 player, you do know there is no USTA ranked 6.0 player in the country? There is only one 5.5 player and he got bumped up late last year.

I am also suspicious of any 5.0 claims on this site. A true 5.0 player is a really good amateur player. Like REALLY REALLY good.
Such a player does not 'think' they are a 5.0 player. They KNOW they are a 5.0 player because they have played OPEN tournaments against other 5.0's and higher.
THANK YOU GOD! At least someone here knows what I am talking bout!!! AMEN!!
Jan 11th, 2010 03:12 AM
Dunlop1
Re: What is your tennis rating?

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Originally Posted by SheepInDaBigCITY View Post
See, this is the part I don't understand. If I can spin serves in 20 out of 20 times does that mean I'm a 3.5??? What if I have a good serve that, on some days I can serve 90% of the time in (incl. second serves), but on others I cant?
When does the criteria apply?

Also, that requirement of keeping up a rally- does the pace of the rally count? If I can maintain a slow rally of 50 strokes, but i'm really bad at fast paced rallies what happens to my rating?

This is why I don't really believe in these ratings. They are too arbitrary.
Your record against players who are rated at a certain level is not arbitrary. It is a very exact way of stating how well you can compete against players at a certain level.

As to how well you execute your strokes, that has little bearing on your rating. There are some 3.5 players with better service motions than me. There are a lot more 4.0s with better service motions than me. My service motion is the ugliest part of my game. And yet it is my strength. My first serve is hard and consistently accurate. I can place it exactly where I want it while hitting it almost at my hardest. Yet, it has a hitch and I don't fully engage my legs.
Dont' get my wrong, I would have an even better serve with better technique, but I can hang at the 4.0 level with a serve that when people see my practising slowly, think they can clean up on.
Jan 11th, 2010 02:53 AM
Dunlop1
Re: What is your tennis rating?

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Originally Posted by dementievavenus View Post
I've got a USTA rating of 5.0 actually, I got rated a couple of weeks ago.
What do you mean 'you got rated?'

AFAIK, going to USTA tennis centers to get a club pro to rate you, has long been out of practice.
Jan 11th, 2010 02:52 AM
Dunlop1
Re: What is your tennis rating?

Most people are a rating point lower than they think they are.
You CANNOT determine your rating based on USTA guidelines. They are bunk.
Your rating is determined by your win-loss record against other ranked/rated players.

So if you play in a 4.0 USTA league and are competitive, then you are that rating.
I define 'competitive' as winning at least 40% of your matches against players rated at that level.

You cannot call yourself a 5.0 if you cannot beat 5.0 players.

I am a 4.0 player. I am in a 4.0 league and am competitive in my league.

To the 6.0 player, you do know there is no USTA ranked 6.0 player in the country? There is only one 5.5 player and he got bumped up late last year.

I am also suspicious of any 5.0 claims on this site. A true 5.0 player is a really good amateur player. Like REALLY REALLY good.
Such a player does not 'think' they are a 5.0 player. They KNOW they are a 5.0 player because they have played OPEN tournaments against other 5.0's and higher.
Jan 8th, 2010 08:44 AM
Inger67
Re: What is your tennis rating?

I wish I was this good at tennis Maybe a 3.0 for me.

I bowl much better than I play tennis I kind of wish my skills would have been directed at this sport rather than others.

I go to a Big Ten college (University of Michigan) and the kids here are AMAZING.

Edit: Evan King (M) and Taylor Fournier (F) go here!
Jan 6th, 2010 12:50 AM
CharlDa
Re: What is your tennis rating?

I guess it depends of the countries. I'd say I'm a 5.5 (played College tennis in Canada) and was ranked over 5.0 for a Tennis Canada league here.

But now that I look at the post in this thread, I'm probably more of a 5.0. But then again, this rating system is kinda useless. The goal of it is for league organizers to get an idea of how you play, so they can find decent partners. Everytime I've been in the US, and said I was 5.0 or more, I've always played with players my strenght or lower.
Dec 26th, 2009 10:47 AM
desariofan
Re: What is your tennis rating?

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Originally Posted by dementievavenus View Post
I've got a USTA rating of 5.0 actually, I got rated a couple of weeks ago.
USTA rated 5.0 is very good. I'll probably won't be there any time soon. Or ever will LOL.
Dec 26th, 2009 10:47 AM
desariofan
Re: What is your tennis rating?

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Originally Posted by SheepInDaBigCITY View Post


You're more of an idiot than I thought.
So here comes the personal verbal attack? hmmm...
I'll just leave it at that then.
Dec 25th, 2009 11:25 PM
Bahia
Re: What is your tennis rating?

Woah that's really good.
Dec 25th, 2009 07:58 PM
DefyingGravity
Re: What is your tennis rating?

I've got a USTA rating of 5.0 actually, I got rated a couple of weeks ago.
Dec 13th, 2009 05:11 PM
Patoranking
Re: What is your tennis rating?

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Originally Posted by desariofan View Post
presumptuous? no.
Arrogant? Maybe.
Stating the facts as I see them? Yes.


You're more of an idiot than I thought.
Dec 13th, 2009 09:14 AM
desariofan
Re: What is your tennis rating?

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Originally Posted by SheepInDaBigCITY View Post




Why don't you just answer the questions instead of coming across as presumptious and arrogant?
presumptuous? no.
Arrogant? Maybe.
Stating the facts as I see them? Yes.
Dec 12th, 2009 01:03 PM
Patoranking
Re: What is your tennis rating?

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Originally Posted by desariofan View Post
If you are even asking these questions, then you are probably a beginner yourself. It's as simple as that.




Why don't you just answer the questions instead of coming across as presumptious and arrogant?
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