Australian Ranking (AR) Tournaments will return from 1 January 2021.
The calendar for 2021 will be released in multiple parts with the first instalment to include the January to March period. During this period, a variety of tournaments will be held around Australia to provide many playing opportunities across the country. The first instalment will be issued on Friday 27 November.
Australian Money Tournament (AMT) and Junior Tournament (JT) Platinum and Gold series tournaments will not be announced in this first instalment of the calendar, with only Silver and Bronze series tournaments being available. With continued uncertainty on border closures, this will allow players to compete within their own state/territory.
Universal Tennis Ratings (UTR) will be used for entry and acceptance in to tournaments, with seedings to be based on Australian Rankings. The current suspension of Australian Rankings will be lifted on 1 January 2021.
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].
WA will continue to run UTR Tournaments and Non-AR Tournaments for the remainder of the year. To view the full calendar of available tournaments visit:
The Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Explained
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
Compete Well – You can improve your UTR by winning more games than expected, regardless of whether you win or lose the match and whether you play higher- or lower-rated opponents. Compete well and try to win as many games as possible; this is the best way to improve your UTR.
Play Often – The more matches you play, the quicker your UTR will reflect your current form. It is also best to play against opponents who are close to your rating regardless of whether they are above or below you.
Be Patient – Since UTR is a rolling weighted average, the effect of new results is slightly lagged. Your UTR may take time to reflect a recent outcome.
For more information, visit myutr.com