Playing UTR matches is about to become a lot easier for players at SotoTennis Academy in Spain.
We´re excited to announce that we´ve teamed up with UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) to enable us to create new and exciting tournaments, events and match play opportunities for all of our players.
What is UTR?
UTR is a global rating system that rates players of all ages, gender and skill level on the same scale between 1 and 16.50.
Your UTR is based on your match results, regardless of where in the world you play. It is calculated by an algorithm using a players last 30 eligible match scores from the last 12 months.
UTR has quickly become the gold standard rating system used by US College coaches in evaluating players´ skill level.
Find out more about UTR here.
More UTR events at SotoTennis Academy
By incorporating UTR into our programmes at STA, we will now be able to host verified UTR events at the Academy. This will allow Team Soto to compete at base, rather than having to rely on traveling long distances to play verified UTR events.
It also allows players who come to STA for training weeks to potentially improve their UTR while they´re here also.
When will UTR events be held at SotoTennis?
Starting from November 2020, our weekly Friday Match Play, will now be official verified matches.
SotoTennis Academy will also be hosting regular open UTR events, inviting players from around the Costa Del Sol and Andalusia to participate.
STA Academy Director Dan Kiernan said ¨The benefit of this is that players will not need to rely on performing in a one-off event, they just need to get their heads down, improve and their natural UTR will come out.¨
From 2021, several Spanish events will also be UTR verified including IBP and Marca Challenge tournaments.
Want to improve your UTR at SotoTennis Academy?
Visit SotoTennis Academy and join our UTR matches at the end of your training weeks!
Every October we also host The Progress Tour which is a UTR verified event. In 2020, 64 players from 20 countries competed for the €1,000 winners prize pot. Players were guaranteed 4 matches during the week. See all the latest from the event here.
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You can also read more about our access training weeks.
Check out the UTR events at SotoTennis Academy here.