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PATD Junior Ranking Requirements

PATD Junior Ranking Requirements

Ranking year is January 1 through December 31. Players will be ranked based upon the following criteria:

1. Residency in the five county Philadelphia area.

2. Age requirements for appropriate category. (Please refer to the USTA/MS age eligibility for juniors effective 1999.)

3. Current USTA memberships, in good standing at December 31.

4. For a ranking in the 12-, 14-, 16-, and 18- and under divisions, players must:

a. Compete in a minimum of three (3) sanctioned District Ranking (DR) events held in the USTA/MS/Philadelphia Area Tennis District and

b. Win at least one match

5. Boys’ and girls’ 10s will be listed alphabetically

6. If a player defaults at any point during a tournament, that event will not count toward the minimum requirements for ranking. Defaults and retirements at any point during the event will be considered losses.

7. A long and strong record against quality opponents is preferred.

8. Head-to-head scores will be considered where records are even.

9. An “Insufficient Data” category will be used for outstanding records in which the minimum requirements have not been met.

10. USTA national tournaments and intersectional team events will not count as one of the required events for district ranking. These events will count toward a USTA national ranking. SR junior tournaments played within the district will not count toward a district ranking.

11. Each junior is required to submit his/her complete and accurate record of USTA play to the appropriate district ranking chair by December 31, as well as to Tournament Directors of each event entered.

12. When two (2) district players (or doubles teams) meet in a national tournament played within the district, this head-to-head match will be counted as part of their record for district ranking. However, it will not be counted as one of the three (3) minimum required tournaments.

13. Tournament directors will make every effort not to schedule relatives to play one another in the first round.