How can I work out my win/loss percentage? (Players rated 8.2 - 1.1)
You can calculate your win/loss percentage based on the attached chart.
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You can calculate your win/loss percentage based on the attached chart.
Organisers are expected to submit results within 72 hours of the competition finishing. Results will show on the Competitions Search once the results are loaded and match results will appear in your members’ area. Grade 1 – 5 competitions will appear on your player profile on the Friday after the event has finished.
In the first instance contact the tournament organiser and check with them that they have submitted the results. If the results are showing incorrectly notify them and ask them to amend them. If you are having difficulties contacting the tournament organiser or if they say they have submitted the results but they are still not showing then contact your regional team or British Tennis Services Team who will look at getting the issue resolved for you.
A player rating is a way of measuring tennis ability so you can see how you are improving. Your rating should also guide you to enter the right level of competitions. You need a rating in order to compete and enter competitions online.
For junior and adult players there are 20 rating bands, starting with 10.2, which is the lowest, progressing to 10.1, 9.2, 9.1, 8.2 etc. until you reach 1.1 which is the highest rating.
|10.2 → 10.1||5.2 → 5.1|
|9.2 → 9.1||4.2 → 4.1|
|8.2 → 8.1||3.2 → 3.1|
|7.2 → 7.1||2.2 → 2.1|
|6.2 → 6.1||1.2 → 1.1|
For Mini Tennis players there is a separate ratings process. View Mini Tennis ratings.
To obtain a British Tennis rating you will need to become a member of British Tennis. As part of the sign up process you will be able to request a rating. As a junior (players whose season age is 11 or higher) or an adult player you will be assigned the default rating of 10.2.
To see which age group you should be playing in please use our Age Group Calculator.
If you don’t request a rating at the time of joining British Tennis you will need to contact the British Tennis Services Team by calling 020 8487 7000 or emailing email@example.com who will be able to assign you one.
If you are an experienced player, with a competitive record, and you think you should be assigned a higher rating than the entry level of 10.2 then you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with as much information as possible about your playing experience, foreign rating/ranking and results. It may be possible to assign you a provisional equivalency rating.
Alternatively an adult player may request a rating (up to 7.2) by submitting an adult rating self-assessment (ARSA) online.
Juniors can only request a higher rating if they have competed abroad (click here for more information).
An adult player may request a rating (up to 7.2) by submitting an adult rating self-assessment (ARSA) online.
The ARSA can be accessed by logging into the online Members’ area, accessing the 'Player' role and going into the 'Ratings' tab.
Only new and existing adult players (with a rating between 10.2 and 7.2) can access the ARSA.
The ARSA can only be submitted once. If a player does not have any ratings matches recorded in the last two years, the rating requested will be automatically assigned. For players who have results, these will be reviewed to ensure the rating assigned is appropriate.
Yes, if you can provide evidence of an international rating or ranking.
Please submit this evidence to email@example.com and it may be possible to assign a provisional rating which is higher than you would otherwise be assigned.
The British Tennis Services Team will require a link to websites which provides evidence of at least one of the following:
Please note, providing a list of match/tournament results abroad will not support the Competitions Team in assigning a rating (unless the matches are against British Players).
Any equivalency rating will be provisional and will be reviewed once some matches have been played so may be subject to change. Once assigned a provisional rating you now need to compete in domestic competitions if your rating is to increase further. It’s not possible to climb the British Tennis ratings levels by requesting a further equivalency; the system is based on match results played between two British Tennis Members.
No. Rating recommendations by a Coach or Club Captain are not accepted as these can be subjective and not all Coaches or Captains have a full understanding of the ratings system.
No. The Coaching Play Test looks at technical ability and consistency and does not necessarily reflect the playing level of a player in a competitive tennis match.
Junior and adult players rated 10.2, 10.1, 9.2 or 9.1 can improve their ratings by recording the following qualifying wins:
These wins can be achieved at any time; they are not restricted to a ratings run period and operate on a rolling system.
Players rated 10.2 - 9.1 will see their rating change overnight automatically as soon as the four qualifying wins are recorded. The (overnight) calculation takes into account players' ratings as they stand at the time the calculation is made. Players rated 10.2 - 9.1 will receive an automated email to notify them that their rating has changed.
No. The 4 win system for players rated 10.2 - 9.1 is a rolling system and therefore wins can be achieved across both Winter and Summer seasons providing the results were recorded in the past two years.
A player rated 8.2 or higher may increase their rating four times a year – twice during the winter season and twice during the summer season.
Dates of the current and future ratings runs and cut-off dates can always be found on our British Tennis Ratings page.
Results used to increase your rating in the mid-season ratings run will also be used during the end-of-season ratings run. This is because at the end-of-season ratings run, results from the whole season will be taken into account based on your rating at the time of the ratings run.
Yes, results from the whole season will be considered at the end-of-season ratings run. However, your rating and the rating of the opponent may be different to that of the time of the match as the ratings run looks at both players’ ratings at the time of the ratings run. Therefore the same match results may help you increase in both the mid-season and end-of-season ratings runs.
Yes they can do, for example:
This is because ratings adjustments are made according to players' ratings as they stand when the calculation actually takes place. For example:
However, if you have lost to a player of the same rating and your rating increases in the mid-season run, that loss will count as a qualifying loss in the end-of-season run. For example:
But if your rating increases in the mid-season run - and your opponent's doesn't - that loss will become a qualifying loss in the end-of-season run.
No not in the seasonal system for players rated 8.2 – 1.1. On the 1st April and the 1st September a player starts a fresh and must achieve the 6 qualifying wins (3 in the case of adults) and 60% win/loss percentage in a given season.
Yes – when you have moved from 9.1 to 8.2 you move from the 4 win system (for players rated 10.2 – 9.1) to the seasonal ratings system (for players rated 8.2 – 1.1) and any matches won in the current season will be used in the mid-season and/or end-of-season ratings run. However any matches won in previous seasons will not be used.
The double jump was removed from the British Tennis Ratings system back in 2010. Players cannot move up twice automatically during a ratings run but can apply for a manual ratings adjustment. A player may request a manual adjustment in advance of the ratings runs where they are recording exceptionally good results by contacting the British Tennis Services Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if they meet the following criteria:
The minimum requirement is 6 wins for juniors (3 for adults) achieved against higher rated players, recorded in competitions graded 1 - 5, with at least a 60% win/loss percentage, at that higher level and below.
For a manual ratings adjustment, a qualifying win is a win against a player rated higher than you, a qualifying loss is a loss against a player rated one rating higher, the same and lower than you and a retirement does not count as a win. Whilst the wins must be recorded at grades 1-5, losses at any grade of competition count. Manual rating adjustments are not part of the routine automated ratings run process and must be applied for.
The cut off for applications is one week before the next ratings run is due to go live after which they must be applied for through the appeals process in the week after the ratings run going live.
A players' rating can also move up in a ratings run by one ratings band (if they meet the correct criteria) after having their rating manually adjusted earlier in the season.
Further details can be found on the ratings page under the heading “What is a manual ratings adjustment?”.
A junior player’s rating cannot decrease.
Ratings of adult players can decrease but only in the end of summer competition season ratings run and in any case cannot decrease below a 6.2.
An adult player’s rating will decrease if, in the previous two competition seasons, he/she has recorded no results or, in failing to meet the rating increase criteria, has recorded no qualifying wins and more than one qualifying loss within the previous two competitions seasons (see 1.13 (b) on page 50 of the LTA Competition Regulations).
An adult Player can apply prior to the end of summer season ratings run by emailing email@example.com to have his/her Rating ‘frozen’ for a period of time where he/she is not competing (for example, due to long-term illness or injury) or where he/she is competing exclusively abroad. Supporting evidence may be required.
A Player’s rating will not be frozen because they are fulfilling coaching responsibilities.
A Player's rating will only be frozen for a period of one year.
No. Players rated higher than 6.1 will see their rating decrease automatically at the end of the summer season if they stop competing.
No. Players cannot decrease lower than a 6.2 however the only way to increase a players rating is by recording results and meeting the ratings increase criteria.
One set matches only count for 12U-18U and Open age group players rated 10.2, 10.1, 9.2 and 9.1.
Confirmation of minimum scoring formats for ratings purposes can be found on page 61 of the LTA Competition Regulations.
Yes, but only if both players are rated and it is a legitimate match in an LTA sanctioned/approved tournament or league. This may be checked with the organiser.
No. All doubles events do not qualify for ratings purposes however they do count towards Mini Tennis ratings as participation matches but not as wins. Doubles events graded 1 – 5 will however count for British Tennis Rankings.
No, results must be sent in to the Regional Offices by either the Competition Organiser or a Tennis Coach/Volunteer. Results must be submitted using TTP or Results Manager. These results must be from an officially approved competition – Adhoc/ independently arranged friendly challenge matches cannot count for ratings.
In tournaments graded 1-6, results against the same player will count however for grade 7 events for players rated 8.2 and higher, no more than one win against the same player will be accepted in any one ratings movement.
Grade 7 events are ‘internal’ or ‘closed’ competitions agreed in advance by the LTA and that take place solely for a club’s members or squad members (for example, competition within a coaching programme, club box leagues/ladders, matchplay and club closed championships).