RANKINGS & TOURNAMENT POINTS
What’s the difference between standings, rankings, and ratings?
Standings are calculated from ranking points earned during the previous rolling 12-month period. Based on player activity and performance, a player standing fluctuates throughout the year. The National Standings List is calculated and published weekly. You can learn more through the FAQ on USTA.com.
Year-End Rankings are based on ranking points earned in one division during a January to December calendar year. These rankings are calculated and published only at the end of each calendar year.
Ratings refer to your Universal Tennis Rating. Visit the UTR website for more information and to find your UTR rating.
Players who win at least one match in a tournament will earn points based on their finish (round) in the tournament (Levels 1-5). For Level 6-7 tournaments, players will earn points for UP TO four match wins. Note that byes do not count as wins, but defaults/withdrawals/walkovers will count towards ranking points. All Level 1-7 tournaments count for ranking.
Points are based on the level of tournament, with Level 1 events earning the most points.
Only a player’s top six singles and doubles results are counted towards their ranking.
Annually, the USTA nationally ranks players in the Boys’ and Girls’ 18, 16, 14, and 12 divisions. The final rankings for a junior age division shall include all players who: (a) Meet the citizenship/certain alien eligibility requirements; (b) Have been age eligible for play in the division at any time during the calendar year; and (c) Have accumulated at least 200 points in the division.
If you believe that your ranking or your child’s ranking points are incorrect, please provide us with the player’s information and a description of the issue. Use this link to submit your inquiry to the USTA national office for review.