Want to know where you stand compared to the rest of Britain? Your LTA ranking represents an overall order of merit with players positioned according to points acquired in domestic and international tournaments from both singles and doubles events.
It’s your ranking within your county, region and nationwide.
To find current and past LTA rankings use the rankings search in the Competition Management System.
If you have any incorrect or missing ranking points, please fill in this form and we’ll help with your query.
Understanding your LTA ranking
Your LTA ranking measures where you stand in your county, region and nationwide – we’ve put together a quick guide to help you understand how yours is calculated.
The combined rankings cater for all players in 11U to Open age groups, with all players appearing on one list.
Players competing in 30+ and above age groups have their own age group rankings. Find more information about senior rankings.
We keep our rankings fresh and up-to-date - you can check out the latest changes every Friday. Players move up and down based on the points they win at recent competitions.
Recent form (9U & 10U) is calculated using the player's best 3 individual performances in Grade 1 to 5 competitions over the last 6 month.
Ranking points are only awarded for Grade 1 (highest) to Grade 5 tournaments, so only these will appear on your player profile.
Different grades of tournaments have different points allocations; there are separate point tables for each age group. To put it simply, the older the age group and the higher the grade, the more points you can get.
- Ranking points are only allocated for 11U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U and Open age group events.
- Ranking points are not awarded to players who compete in an event that does not fall under one of these age groups, e.g. 13U or 15U.
Only one set of points is allocated per event, i.e. a player who wins both the qualifying and main draw events of a tournament will only get one set of points.
Any team competition graded 1 to 5 will also count towards your LTA ranking, although points may not be added until the end of the competition.
International players (who are playing competitions in Great Britain but have an active national ranking linked to their International Tennis Federation (ITF) player record) should contact us via email to be included in the LTA Ranking system.
Now for the numbers part...
Your combined ranking is made up of your best six singles plus 25% of your best six doubles results within the previous 52 weeks (subject to play up rules – see below).
The LTA Competition Regulations have been modified to extend the LTA Combined Rankings calculation period.
There is one male and one female rankings list and each has age-group filters.
- Points from international singles events are incorporated.
- Points from domestic and international doubles events are incorporated.
- Points from mixed doubles will not be included.
Players can compete in any age group event in a tournament to gain a ranking. They are subject to the following play up rules:
Player’s age group
Play up rules
|At least three singles and three doubles events from your own age group and up to three singles and three doubles from 12U and 14U including international results.|
|12U||At least three singles and three doubles events from your own age group and up to three singles and three doubles from 14U and 16U including international results.|
At least three singles and three doubles events from your own age group and up to three singles and three doubles from 16U and 18U including international results.
Six singles and six doubles events from 16U, 18U or open events including international results.
Six singles and six doubles events from 18U or open events including international results.
When you leave an age group you may retain your LTA ranking points for up to 12 months. These will be taken into account when calculating a player’s best six singles and/or doubles results.
For example, if a player plays and wins a 11U event in February Half Term 2022, these results will be used (if they are in their top six) for up to 12 months despite the player no longer being an 11U player.
The same example applies to 12U to 14U, 14U to 16U, 16U to 18U and 18U to open.
- To measure your standard of play.
- To help select appropriate tournaments for you to play in.
- To help determine your seeding in a tournament; seeding is standard practice to ensure that top players are split in the draw and don’t play each other in the early rounds.
When it comes to junior internationals, points from Tennis Europe 14U, Tennis Europe 16U and ITF Junior competitions will be added to British tennis rankings to reward GBR players for competing all over the world and make your ranking more accurate.
No matter if you’re playing singles or doubles events – all points will be included.
A multiplier is applied to international ranking points assigned by Tennis Europe and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to reflect a player’s stature in the British Tennis Ranking system. It’s used at each ranking run if the player is amongst the six highest in singles and doubles events.
The international point multipliers for junior events are:
- 14U x 15
- 16U x 7
- 18U x 40
There are two categories of national rankings:
- ITF World Tennis Tour
- Tennis Europe
These rankings are used as orders of merit for tournament acceptance.
View the most recent ITF World Tennis Tour listings (posted October 2023)
Ranking points are awarded for all LTA Padel Tour & GB Seniors Tour tournaments.
Each grade and type of tournament awards different point allocations.
- Points will be allocated based the LTA Combined Ranking System's point distributions for Open events
- Points will be allocated based on the LTA Seniors Ranking point distributions for Seniors events
Only one set of points is allocated per event i.e. a player who competes in both the qualifying and main draw events of a tournament will only get one set of points.
Your ranking is made up of your best six results within the previous 52 weeks.
The LTA Competition Regulations have been modified to extend the LTA Combined Rankings calculation period due to the pandemic.
From 1st May 2021 we restarted competitions with a 104-week (2-year) calculation. We plan to return to the standard 52-week calculation from 1st April 2022 subject to no further suspensions.
A player may appear on more than one ranking list, if he/she has competed in multiple circuits i.e GB Seniors.
As a new member of LTA Advantage and previous LTA Padel Tour or GB Seniors Tour competitor you are required to link your LTA Member ID to your Padel Ranking. Please use this form to request a contact merge.
- Players can get a doubles ranking and/or singles ranking which incorporates domestic and international ITF World Tennis Masters Tour events for GBR players only.
- There are separate singles and doubles ranking lists to include Male 30+, Female 30+ to Male 90+ and Female 90+ ranking categories.
- Seniors singles and doubles ranking are made up of a player's best 4 singles/best 4 doubles results (which may be from the previous age group, excluding Open) within the previous 52 weeks.
- A multiplier of 2 is applied to both UK and international ITF World Tennis Masters Tour point allocations.
- The ITF World Tennis Masters Tour regulations are used for point allocations, whereby regardless of the number of entries in the draw, points are allocated to players.
Find out more about LTA senior rankings here.