Seniors' Rankings | Tennis in Britain

Seniors' Rankings

A British tennis ranking is a measure of where you stand within your county, region and nationwide and represent an overall order of merit with players positioned according to ranking points acquired in domestic and ITF seniors tournaments held in Great Britain from singles events.

There are ranking listings for each age group from 35+ to 85+.

Rankings are calculated every week, on a Friday, based on points awarded to players for competing in senior age groups.

In order to get an age group ranking you need to have a British tennis rating, and have competed in an LTA sanctioned tournament (graded 1-5).

To find current and past British Tennis Rankings, use the British tennis rankings search.

How are points earned?

Ranking points are only awarded for grade 1 (highest) to grade 5 tournaments. Grade 6, 7 and U tournaments do not carry ranking points.

Different grades of tournaments have different point allocations; the higher the grade, the more points you can get. 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. But you must win a match in the draw to receive the points. 

Any team competition graded 1 to 5 will also count towards your ranking although points may not be added until the end of the competition.

Download the ranking points table for senior rankings.

How are rankings calculated?

Your senior ranking is made up your best 3 singles results (which may be from the previous age group) within the previous 52 weeks.

A player may appear on more than one age group ranking list, if he has competed in multiple age groups.

What is my ranking used for?
  • To measure your standard of play.
  • To help determine entry into a tournament (for domestic tournaments only) if two or more players have an equal rating. In most cases, your rating is used first to determine entry.

To help determine your seeding in a tournament (for domestic tournaments only); seeding is standard practice to ensure that top players are split in the draw and don’t play each other in the early rounds. In most cases, your rating is used first to determine seeding (separated by ranking where tied).