What You Should Know About NTRP Self-Rating For USTA League Tennis

Back when I first got rated, players had to be physically rated by a USTA official. Yep, unlike today’s self-rating system (which started in 2003,) newbie players like myself had to actually go to a designated tennis club, fill out paperwork with our info, and then based on the chart below, we had to rate […]

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5 Great Tips For Playing Tennis In Cold Weather

We have such fickle fall weather here in Texas; it can be a fabulous 80 degrees one day, and a frigid 40 degrees the next. Yesterday morning, I played a fun yet competitive match in the latter, and because I incorporated a few of these great tips into my game, I outplayed my opponent! Give […]

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How Is Your USTA NTRP Rating Calculated?

Someone asked this question recently, and so I thought this post might benefit others who’ve been wondering. Unlike what most people think, it’s NOT not calculated by their win/loss record. Your NTRP rating is actually computed using several different criteria – your year end rating, your opponent’s rating, and the margin of victory or margin […]

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What You Should Know About Playing Tennis On Public Courts

Tennis isn’t always about country clubs and all-white tennis togs. For many recreational players, on public courts is where the real game of tennis is played. And by real tennis, I mean the game, but without certain things that country clubbers take for granted.  Included in the category of public courts are neighborhood parks, the […]

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Write It Down. You’ll Be Glad You Did

If you play league tennis, and have been doing it for at least a couple of seasons, then you’ve probably played the same people of your opposing teams more than once, or maybe your teammates played them. Did you remember how they played before you got on the court, or was it a total surprise? […]

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