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An early preview of 2017 40 & over 3.0 Nationals - Current top teams in the country
I've written an early preview of Nationals for the 40 & over 3.5 , 4.0 , and 4.5+ levels, now it is time for the 3.0 men and women. As usual, these previews use my Estimated Dynamic NTRP Ratings and reflect the current ratings I have for the top-8 players o...

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An early preview of 2017 40 & over 4.5 Nationals - Current top teams in the country
I've written an early preview of Nationals for the 40 & over 3.5 and 4.0 levels, now it is time for the 4.5+ men and women. As usual, these previews use my Estimated Dynamic NTRP Ratings and reflect the current ratings I have for the top-8 players on each r...

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An early preview of 2017 40 & over 3.5 Nationals - Current top teams in the country
I just wrote an early preview of 40 & over 4.0 Nationals , now the 40 & over 3.5 level. Here are the top-30 and ties women's teams. Rank Location Average 1 SOUTHERN / ALABAMA / AL - BIRMINGHAM - 2017 3.60 2 FLORIDA / REGION_8 / BROWARD 3.58 3 MIDWEST / CHIC...

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An early preview of 2017 40 & over 4.0 Nationals - Current top teams in the country
It is March, and we just saw the finals played in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells in the California desert.  Since USTA Nationals used to be played in part in the Palm Springs area, this makes one begin thinking of Nationals. Then, in my area our 40 & ...

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What has the 40 & over division done to scheduled and matches per team? Interesting Tennis League Stats
Through 2012, USTA League had an 18 & over division and then a "Senior" division that was for those 50 & over.  In 2013, this changed to add a 40 & over division and change the existing Senior division to 55 & over. I occasionally hear discussion about part...

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Poll: What should be done about allowing players to play up?
I recently wrote on the subject of competitive matches in USTA League play and how playing up affects that .  I offered some suggestions on how to address the issues while still allowing it, and some of the feedback in comments and on Facebook  have added t...

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Playing up - Is it good or bad for USTA League play? Interesting Tennis League Stats
[Warning: This is a longer blog post with lost of statistics, but please do read through to the end!] USTA League play is intended to encourage matches to be played by players of similar ability and is accomplished through the use of the NTRP rating system....

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What about by NTRP level? More interesting league stats on bumps for players that go to Nationals
I've written about some general stats and stats by gender for the bump rates of players on teams that go to Nationals, now it is time to break it down by level. And this is where it starts to get more interesting as players improve at different rates at dif...

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More analysis on being bumped if you go to Nationals - Men vs Women - Interesting Tennis League Stats
I wrote yesterday about the bump percentages for players that are on teams that go to and play at Nationals.  I only looked at the high level stats and naturally it can be broken out a variety of different ways. The first is by gender as you wouldn't necess...

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If you go to USTA League Nationals, will you be bumped up? Interesting Tennis League Stats
A fairly commonly held belief is that if a player goes to Nationals, they will, or should, be bumped up.  We know this doesn't happen though, and it causes much consternation among a few that think it is unfair that someone goes to Nationals and doesn't get...
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