Understanding your tennis 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.
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.
- 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.
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.