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Why did USTA switch to self-rating system?

Started this discussion. Last reply by CoachV - William Vazquez Aug 17, 2013. 9 Replies

Yesterday, I was trying to explain the rating system to my playing partner.Years ago, I played on my club's Patron's League team (the inter-club tournament) and was required to be rated by a local…Continue

Is Wilson NXT black string DIFFERENT from natural?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jarvis Nov 28, 2013. 7 Replies

I just had my racquet restrung and chose NXT 17 rather arbitrarily; I DID however consciously choose the black color, since it seems to help me focus on hitting the ball.I've run across a review---…Continue

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Bruce Righter replied to Robert Clark's discussion 'Tennis Anyone? Jan 17 18 19' in the group NAPLES Tennis
"Robert, glad you were able to play with us Sunday morning. For us Naples residents, early morning was pretty cold, but waiting to start our doubles at 11:00 am worked out awfully well.When you're back in town, we'll have to get together…"
Jan 19
Bruce Righter left a comment for Robert Clark
"Robert, sorry we didn't connect in time for the Saturday doubles.I'm not sure about Sunday morning---normally we don't play then, esp. when weather turns cold (for Fla).Would you need to be done by 1 pm? Or did you mean you could…"
Jan 18
Robert Clark left a comment for Bruce Righter
"Hi Bruce, I would have Loved to play this morning, but I Just now got your email  :( I have Sunday morning open yet, if you play then? Cheers, Robert"
Jan 18
Robert Clark and Bruce Righter are now friends
Jan 18
Mark / The Mayor liked Bruce Righter's discussion Is Wilson NXT black string DIFFERENT from natural?
Dec 2, 2013
Jarvis replied to Bruce Righter's discussion 'Is Wilson NXT black string DIFFERENT from natural?'
"The black colour nxt does not play the same as the natural. Avoid with caution."
Nov 28, 2013
Charles Brogan liked Bruce Righter's discussion Another way to meet players?
Sep 23, 2013
Bruce Righter replied to Mark / The Mayor's discussion 'Pet Peeves Anybody?'
"Do other members run into players who NEVER supply new balls? Or they bring the same tube of dead balls over & over? I'll admit it's sometimes hard to remember whose turn it is, especially if you're playing different people…"
Sep 1, 2013
CoachV - William Vazquez replied to Bruce Righter's discussion 'Why did USTA switch to self-rating system?'
"welcome to politics. there might be other factors like tournaments and other activities. LIke here in Atlanta if you are a working teaching pro you must play "AA" which is the highest League level for ALTA. but if you are not working you…"
Aug 17, 2013
Matt replied to Bruce Righter's discussion 'Why did USTA switch to self-rating system?'
"I don't understand the ratings at all as far as when you get bumped and when you stay. Last year was my 3rd year as a 3.5 (with above .500 win % the first two years). Last year locally I went 9-1 in singles. My only loss was to a player who…"
Aug 17, 2013
CoachV - William Vazquez replied to Bruce Righter's discussion 'Why did USTA switch to self-rating system?'
"no im still 4.5 But i will not play any 4.5 tournaments or leagues. I have an easy time at 5.0"
Aug 13, 2013
Mark / The Mayor liked Bruce Righter's discussion Why did USTA switch to self-rating system?
Aug 13, 2013
Mark / The Mayor replied to Bruce Righter's discussion 'Why did USTA switch to self-rating system?'
"V, the new Early Start ratings came out today.  Did they move you to 5.0?  Apparently, I didn't suck bad enough this year to move me down to 4.0."
Aug 13, 2013
CoachV - William Vazquez liked Bruce Righter's discussion Why did USTA switch to self-rating system?
Aug 6, 2013
CoachV - William Vazquez replied to Bruce Righter's discussion 'Why did USTA switch to self-rating system?'
"I think the problem was that Teaching pros were not qualified enough to rate a player.  Plus the USTA Doesn't have Tennis Pros. So a local group can get a certified pro to rate them lower and win in a area thus creating a illegal business.…"
Aug 6, 2013
Bruce Righter replied to Bruce Righter's discussion 'Why did USTA switch to self-rating system?'
"Did that happen some particular year? I remember joining a mixer at Naples Beach Hotel and enjoying the mixed doubles. I was surprised to see that they won the National 2.5 Women's championship while absolutely NONE of the ladies were at that…"
Aug 5, 2013

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At 2:28pm on January 18, 2014, Robert Clark said…

Hi Bruce,

I would have Loved to play this morning, but I Just now got your email  :(

I have Sunday morning open yet, if you play then?

Cheers,

Robert

 
 
 

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