How to Create an Account and Self Rate USTA


Go to

Menu items across top, mouse over Adult Tennis/select
USTA Leagues/select Tennis Link box on top of page

Once on the home page, click on the red box that states,
Create An Account, Follow the prompts that indicate that you have
a current USTA membership but need to create a Tennis Link Account.

Once you have established an account and you’re logged in your home page
should say, “Welcome, Your Name”.

Under “Find NTRP Rating Info”, click on the Self Rate link. Complete the Self
Rate questionnaire.

If your minimum assigned self rate is higher than anticipated, before you navigate away from
that page, click on the “appeal your assigned self rate” link. Fill out form and submit.

Once your self rating is complete, you are now ready to register for a team. Your team captain
will have your team registration number.

A common question for new players joining USTA League is: “What level of play do I sign up for?”
To help guide you through this process, the USTA uses the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) for determining levels of competition for USTA League.

The primary goal of the program 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 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 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 are subject to disqualification through Section Championships.