Originally Posted by Vecsinnet
Stupid newbie ? What is the importance of the ITF rankings verses USTA rankings. I ask this because I know a junior player who plays in some usta tournaments.
ITF rankings are international, USTA is, of course, just the American rankings. The ITFs are what matter most to juniors. However it is good for young Americans to start off with exclusively USTA tournaments but if they are prospects then they'll end up playing ITFs.