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Seeding for National Hardcourts

I have received several emails and phone calls about the seeding for the National Hardcourt tournaments that started this weekend. I will admit, the seeding process as described in the USTA document below is a bit vague and confusing. That's why I reached out to USTA's Director of Junior Competition,

When PPR Goes Awry


USTA has been using the Points Per Round (PPR) ranking system for many years, and, for the most part, it works relatively well. At the beginning of each year (theoretically!), both the sections and USTA National publish the PPR tables and the lists of which tournaments count at which level,

ITA Singles Rankings by Country

Fall rankings

Yesterday, the ITA released its first rankings of the 2018-19 academic year. Given all the conversation about how many international versus American players are playing college tennis, I thought it would be interesting to look at the country of record for the top incoming Division I freshmen as well as

An Inside Look at UTR with Mark Leschly, CEO


Click on the white arrow below to listen to this week's podcast:   Last week I published an article on the new partnerships between Universal Tennis Ratings and the two major coaching certification organizations, USPTA and PTR (click here to read the article). And this week UTR announced another new partnership with