Teams and matches are organized according to the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP). The NTRP program insures that all of your opponents will be at your skill level. This keeps the competition fun and exciting and the atmosphere social. Read detailed information on ratings.
Most players joining USTA league teams for the first time wonder "how dol I get a rating?" and "What level team should I sign up for?"
Unrated players must self-rate on the National USTA website before signing up for a team. We have guidelines to help you determine your rating based on your tennis ability and sports background. The process consists of a series of questions which when answered by you, will provide you a minimum rating. You have the option to select a higher rating based on your knowledge of your ability but you may not select a lower rating.
Please be aware that it takes about three business days for your self-rating to display on the USTA NorCal website. At that time you can sign up for a team at your NTRP rating level and/or one level above your rating level.