The UTR Rating is the world’s most accurate tennis rating. All players regardless of age, gender, geography or skill level, are rated on the same scale from 1.00 and 16.50 based on daily match results.
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Universal Tennis tournaments for junior players ages 6-17 in the Panama City Beach, FL area.
Tennis players will battle it out on the court in the "Labor Day Weekend Beginner Battle"!
This tournament is for junior and adult players with a UTR 1-3 rating or no rating at all. This is an excellent opportunity to establish your UTR rating!
Adult division is for ages 16+.
Junior division is 15 and Under.
FAST 4 Format will be used.
Players are guaranteed TWO matches.
(10/7/23 - 10/8/23)
This is a Junior Circuits Qualifier event! Junior Circuits consists of 3 seasons within the calendar year. Each season (Spring, Summer, Fall) includes qualifying tournaments leading up to end-of-season District Championships with fun prizes! You must play 2 qualifiers to be eligible to register for Districts. The Junior Circuits State Championships will be in December 2023. Registrants must play 6 Qualifer events throughout the year to be elible.
Competitive Universal Tennis tournaments for adults in the Panama City Beach, FL area.
10/14/23 - 10/16/23
2nd Annual 2023 Panama City Tennis Classic
presented by Street Family Tennis and USA TENNIS TOUR
October 14-16, 2023
Bay High School Tennis Center
Panama City, FL, USA
1,000 Ranking Points
$3K Prize Winnings
UTR Rating is a modified elo rating system that promotes fair and competitive play across the tennis world. Players are rated based on actual results, not age, gender, nationality, or socioeconomic status.
When you understand your skill level, you can find hits, events, and tournaments where you’ll have fun, play competitive tennis, and improve your game. All you need to know is your UTR Rating!
What is a UTR Rating? Why should I have one?
UTR Rating is a number that provides a real and accurate measurement of skill level. A player’s UTR is a number between 1.00 and 16.50.
One match result is all it takes to receive a projected UTR Rating. After approximately five matches, the rating becomes fully reliable. As matches are played and entered into the system, a player’s UTR will increase or decrease over time as per the following methodology.
How is it calculated?
For each match, the algorithm calculates a match rating and a match weight for each player. A player’s UTR Rating is the weighted average of up to 30 of their most recent match ratings. Only matches within the last 12 months count toward a player’s UTR.
Calculating Match Rating
Two factors are considered when calculating the match rating. The first factor is the UTR Rating difference between opponents. The second factor is the competitiveness of the match, as determined by the percent of total games won.
Given the UTR Rating difference, the algorithm expects a certain percent of total games won. The player who performs better than the algorithm’s expectation will see their match rating go up while the other player’s match rating will go down. When one player’s match rating increases, the other player’s match rating decreases by the same amount.
Note: If the two players have a different number of matches counting toward their rating, the overall UTR Rating may not increase or decrease by the same amount.
Calculating Match Weight
The following factors are used in the match weight calculation:
Format – As the match format increases in length, more weight is given. A match with a three-set format receives more weight than a match with an eight-game pro set format.
Competitiveness – As the UTR Rating difference between players increases, less weight is given. For example, imagine a player with a UTR of 6.00. A match played against an opponent with a UTR Rating of 5.00 or 7.00 receives more weight than a match played against an opponent with a UTR of 4.00 or 8.00.
Reliability – As the reliability of the opponent’s UTR Rating increases, more weight is given. A match played against an opponent who competes often and thus has a reliable UTR Rating receives more weight.
Time Degradation – As prior matches get older, less weight is given. Since the algorithm is a representation of current form, it gives more credit to matches played within the last few months.
Ways to Improve Your UTR Rating
Play Well – Performing well in matches is the easiest way to improve your UTR Rating. If the match is out of hand, don’t give up! It does not matter whether you play higher- or lower-rated opponents; you can improve your UTR either way by winning more games than expected.
Play Often – The more matches you play, the quicker your UTR Rating will reflect your current form. The algorithm is especially accurate for those who play often against a variety of opponents rated above and below you.
Be Patient – Since your UTR Rating is a rolling weighted average, the effect of new results is slightly lagged. Your UTR Rating may not fully reflect a recent outcome right away, but it will over time.