Ultimately, your rating is based on your match results. If you are unsure of your level, choose the higher level of play. Once you've read the descriptions, you can create a free USTA account and self-rate your tennis level at any time. Click here for guidelines on self-rating. Click here for characteristics of each NTRP level.
A simple tennis rating quiz is a great way to get a start on your likely level, so you can ...
An NTRP Rating is a numerical indicator of tennis-playing ability, from 1.5 (beginner) through 7.0 (touring pro), which aligns with a set of general characteristics that break down the skills and abilities of each level, in 0.5 increments. Ratings are generated by play in USTA Adult Divisions of 18 & Over, 40 & Over, 55 & Over, 65 & Over, Mixed 18 & Over, Mixed 40 & Over and Mixed 55 & Over.
Ratings are your National Tennis Ratings Program (NTRP) skill level assignment for participating in a USTA League, USTA Junior Team Tennis or in USTA-sanctioned adult tournaments. Rankings & Standings are determined by points earned and your results at USTA-sanctioned tournaments.
NTRP Rating 1.0 This player is just starting to play tennis. 1.5 This player has had limited ...
Rankings or past rankings will speak for themselves. The 6.0 player typically has had intensive training for national tournament competition at the junior level and collegiate levels and has obtained a sectional and/or national ranking. The 6.5 player has a reasonable chance of succeeding at the 7.0 level and has extensive satellite tournament experience.
In addition to the number—3.5, 4.0, etc.—your rating is followed by a letter. The letter signifies the origin of your rating. This is important because your NTRP rating, when calculated by the USTA based on Adult League match results, can not be contested by your opponents.
To help facilitate the transition to 7 levels of ranked tournaments, the USTA will be importing results from existing 2020 tournaments that count for National and Section ranking points and converting them to the new ranking point table.