The mission of Universal Tennis is to help grow the game of tennis through good competition.

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We believe that competition is the key to tennis player development, and the Universal Tennis Rating® (UTR) System provides that critical component by facilitating “level-based” match play.

Over the last ten years Universal Tennis has monitored hundreds of thousands of tennis results from professional, collegiate, and national, sectional and district level junior tournaments, as well as high school play. Our research has shown that events with the narrowest range of levels of players (fewer levels) produced the highest number of competitive matches, whereas the events with the largest range (greater number of levels) produced the lowest number of competitive matches.

The UTR system was devised in order to encourage and facilitate competitive matches between similarly rated players. This led to the development of a truly “universal” rating system and methodology—now called the Universal Tennis Rating® System-- that is based on principles not found in other tennis rating systems.


Universal Tennis Ratings are a great tool and tennis players cannot afford not to use it.

Vic Braden International Hall of Fame

Universal Tennis is a tremendous resource for college recruiting, tournaments, camps, etc.

Bobby Bayliss Hall of Fame college coach, Former Head Men’s Tennis Coach, Notre Dame

I would love to have everyone adopt the UTR as the tournament rating system.

Matt Allen IT & Database Management, Tennis Industry Association

UTR is the best way there is to measure yourself as a player against all other players regardless of age. Check yours out!! The numbers don't lie.

Brad Stine Former coach of World #1 Jim Courier

Universal Tennis Ratings literally levels the playing field. Players, parents, and coaches can all use this tool to scout, recruit, and most importantly to get more competitive matches.

Mike Erwin Director at Brookside Country Club, Coaches Commission Vice-Chair, Junior Council Chair

The new update will also enable prospective collegiate tennis players, their parents and coaches to identify the level of players on all 1,500 collegiate teams who are members of the ITA.

Bon Larson Bob Larson's Daily Tennis News

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