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Posted 11-24-15

National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) Overview

Each year, the USTA publishes year-end NTRP Ratings around the beginning of December. Many questions about ratings can be answered by reading the information on this website. If you have a question that isn't answered on this website, please send an email to Mary Maragos. Questions will only be handled via email.

Click Here to find your rating.

Note: TennisLink is the only location that has valid NTRP Ratings. There are other websites that claim to provide rating information. The information provided on those other sites is not accurate and should be disregarded.

The primary goal of the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) is to help all tennis players enjoy the game by providing a method of classifying skill levels for more compatible matches, group lessons, league play, tournaments and other programs.

The National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) is the official system for determining the levels of competition for USTA League.

NTRP ratings for all Nevada players are produced by the USTA.

The NTRP Characteristics Chart is used to help determine the entry level for players who do not have a computer-generated rating. Computer ratings are based on actual performance in matches, so once a player has a computer rating, the broad characterizations of ratings across the top of the characteristics page no longer apply.

The rating categories are generalizations about skill levels. You may find that you actually play above or below the category which best describes your skill level, depending on your competitive ability. The category you choose when self-rating is not meant to be permanent, but may be adjusted as your skills change or as your match play demonstrates the need for reclassification. Ultimately your rating is based upon match results.

In an effort to avoid disqualification when players are rating themselves, and they question which level they should play, they should place themselves in the higher level of play. Players must rate themselves in accordance with the NTRP. Players who are good athletes and intend to spend a great deal of time taking lessons and practicing should be aware that their improvement may be significant enough to surpass their original self-rate level. Self-rated players are subject to disqualification through Sectional Championships.

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Tennis classes conducted by USTA Nevada will be offered at the following City of Las Vegas Parks this Fall 2015: Click here to register online OR call USTA Nevada at (702)792-8384 x101.

7351 W. Alexander Road, Las Vegas, NV 89129
SESSION 2 (11/2-12/7)

3901 N. Campbell Road, Las Vegas, NV 89129
SESSION 2 (11/3-12/8)

7151 Oso Blanco Road, Las Vegas, NV 89149
SESSION 2 (11/5-12/17)

Ages 4-6: 4:30-5:00 ($42)
Ages 7-10: 5:00-6:00 p.m. ($60)
Ages 11-14: 6:00-7:00 p.m. ($60)
Ages 15 & Up: 7:00-8:00 p.m. ($60)

3801 Golden Talon Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89131
SESSION 2 (11/7-12/19)

Ages 4-6: 9:00-9:30 a.m. ($42)
Ages 7-10: 9:30-10:30 a.m. ($60)
Ages 11-14: 10:30-11:30 a.m.($60)
Ages 15 & Up: 11:30a.m -12:30 p.m.($60)

SURPRISE, AZ - NOVEMBER, 15, 2015 - The mixed doubles tennis team from Las Vegas, Nevada, representing the USTA Intermountain Section, took third place at the USTA League Mixed 40 & Over 6.0 National Championships held at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex in Surprise, Arizona.

The Nevada team was defeated by the eventual National Champions from Southern California (Arcadia) 0-3 in the semifinals. They advanced this far by winning their round-robin flight contested Friday and Saturday.

The team is captained by Jason MacDonald and features Dan Hale, Rebecca Sarah McMahon, Eric Dominguez, Mike J. Little, Kathryn Garlan, Josiah Garlan, Kristie Jones, Hilary Vincent-Philpot and Julie Tontapanish. CONGRATULATIONS - WELL DONE!! Complete Press Release

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 19, 2015 - The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced the 2015 No-Cut Coach All-Star Team, which includes Donna Swanson of Moapa Valley Empowerment High School in Overton, Nev. The No-Cut Coach All-Star Team recognizes 12 exceptional middle and high school coaches throughout the nation who implement a "no-cut" policy which welcomes all interested students to be a part of their school's tennis team.

The No-Cut Coach All-Star Team was established in 2013 to recognize a select group of coaches nationwide for their special achievements in offering a "No-Cut Tennis" policy. Coaches are nominated by their respective USTA Section. Swanson resides in Overton and has been teaching and coaching tennis at the school for the past 11 years. In 2013, she led the boys' team to a first-place division finish, and in 2015 the girls’ team took home first-place division honors. CONTINUE READING

Kimberly Yee wins the USTA National Scholar Athlete Award at the U.S. Open Championships for her excellence both on and off the court. As captain of #TeamBryan, Kimberly has been a mentor and role model for countless youth in the Marty Hennessy's Inspiring Children Foundation. Kimberly is now a freshman at Stanford University.

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Nevada Senior Games Executive Director and avid tennis player, Brenda Talley, is featured in the April issue of Senior Connections magazine. And the article is written by another USTA Nevada tennis player, Tina Kirchner. If you haven't seen it, or can't find a copy of the magazine in your local grocery store, read the current issue right here. Also in the April issue is a story about Jay Dash rejuvenating the Fitness/Weight Lifting event this year.


Former USTA Nevada Board President Tim Blenkiron was elected to serve as the 2015-2016 Intermountain Tennis Association Board President during the ITA Annual Meeting in December.

Blenkiron, a former UNLV tennis alum who won the NCAA Championship in 1997, is the current Executive Director of the No Quit Tennis Academy in Las Vegas, and has coached numerous junior, adult and professional players, including American WTA player Asia Muhammad.

"As we move forward with our strategic plan, it is a huge benefit to be able to turn to Tim's expertise and incredible leadership skills on and off the court," said USTA Intermountain Executive Director Rob Scott. "I'm confident Tim will make enormous contributions to our organization as we continue to support and develop new community tennis programs and strengthening our partnerships in the industry. Tim's professionalism is second to none."

In 2010, Blenkiron was selected as an elite National USTA coach to run a USTA Regional Training Center. He also spent six years as the Head Pro at Canyon Gate Country Club where he caught the eyes of tennis great Andre Agassi who recruited him to run the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation Tennis Program. Tim's work at the Andre Agassi Boys and Girls Club has been recognized in numerous media outlets including Fox Sports and the Tennis Channel. The program he created resulted in over 20 nationally ranked players, eight of which became Top 25 in the U.S.

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Tennis Warehouse

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