Australian Ranking (AR) and Rating Tournaments
The 2022 Competitive Play Calendar can be found here.
Universal Tennis Ratings (UTR) will be used for entry and acceptance in to tournaments, with seedings to be based on Australian Rankings.
A frequently asked questions document is now available here. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Loretta Hughes via [email protected] or the Tennis Australia Tournaments team via [email protected].
The Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Explained
From 1 January 2022, the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Rating will be used across all forms of Competitive Play Events to determine entry and seeding/grading. UTR Rating Bands will also be used to define Event draws.
The UTR Rating will be incrementally introduced into League Competitive Play opportunities throughout 2022 as the National Player Rating System is phased out.
While competitors in UTR Pro Tennis Series events are seeded according to their latest UTR, players of every level can compete locally and count globally through the global rating system.
UTR provides a real-time view of a player’s true skill level. Having a UTR enables you to track your progress, find level-based play, and expand your tennis network to play with people across age, gender and tennis silo.
Every tennis player can have a UTR, providing an accurate measurement of a player’s true skill level, whether you are a recreational, junior, high school, college or pro player. UTR is calculated by an algorithm using a player’s last 30 eligible match scores from the last 12 months. For each eligible match, the algorithm calculates a match rating and a match weight; a player’s UTR is the weighted average of all the match ratings.
Improving Your UTR
Play Well – Performing well in matches is the easiest way to improve your UTR Rating. If the match is out of hand, don’t give up! It does not matter whether you play higher- or lower-rated opponents; you can improve your UTR Rating either way by winning more games than expected.
Play Often – The more matches you play, the quicker your UTR Rating will reflect your current form. The algorithm is especially accurate for those who play often against a variety of opponents rated above and below you.
Be Patient – Since your UTR Rating is a rolling weighted average, the effect of new results is slightly lagged. Your UTR Rating may not fully reflect a recent outcome right away, but it will over time.
For more information, visit www.tennis.com.au/competitiveplay/utr-ratingmyutr.com