TIA / UTR MATCH PLAY

YOUTH PROGRESSION & HIGH PERFORMANCE UTR MATCHES

OUTDOOR SEASON
JULY 3 – SEPT. 2, 2022
INDOOR SEASON
SEPT. 22 – JUNE 25, 2023

The Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) system provides tennis players worldwide a common scale to determine their level of play. The 16-level scale (from beginners to elite world-class professionals), precisely and reliably determines individual players’ ratings based on actual match results without regard for age, gender, or where the matches are played.

RATING CALCULATION

All tennis players, regardless of age, gender or nationality, are rated on a scale of 1-16.5.

Three factors go into the rating:

  1. Competition: opponent’s UTR
  2. Score: Games won
  3. Recent history: last 30 matches in the past 12 months.

UTR’s algorithm calculates ratings from the last 30 eligible matches played within the preceding 12 months. USTA matches and tournaments, ITF, and Federation events all count towards UTR.  The main data points are the percentage of games won (not simply the won/loss result), and the opponent’s rating. Each match played generates a rating; a player’s UTR is a weighted average of all eligible matches.

HOW TIA MATCH PLAY WORKS:

  • Matches are held on the weekend; please click “INDOOR” or “OUTDOOR” toggles to view schedules.
  • Each player is guaranteed one match.
  • All matches are UTR verified.
  • Matches are “fast four sets”; best 2 out of 3 with no “ads”.
  • If players split sets, 10-point, super tiebreaker is played.
  • If score tied (3-3), 7-point tiebreaker is played.

DROP IN REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR MATCH PLAY:

  1. Please click the toggle above (OUTDOOR SEASON or INDOOR SEASON) to submit the TIA match play fee. This payment covers the court fees, balls and walking director fees.
  2. Once payment is received, you will automatically receive a confirmation email with the registration link to the event + the password. (Separately, if you do not have a UTR Power Player Subscription, there is an additional $10 fee to be paid directly to UTR when you sign up for match play.)