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A LOOK AT THE REQUIREMENTS FOR OFFICIAL UTA RANKING

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Want a ranking this year? Just play.

The Utah Tennis Association is requiring that both junior and adult players compete in a required number of matches in order to receive a Utah Tennis Ranking for 1990.Adults must play in at least four tournaments, with one being in a designated class. Designated tournaments are the Adult Sizzler Icebreaker (5-7); KCPX Tournament of Champions (7-28), Larry H. Miller Utah State Championships (8-11), or the Cottonwood Club Classic (9-21).

Juniors are required to play in at least five tournaments for a 1990 Utah ranking.

Adult tournaments will be broken down into the National Tennis Ranking Program divisions. Instead of the old age classes - 30, 35, 40, 45, etc. - playing divisions are sectioned off into ability levels. These levels start at 2.5 and to up in steps of .5 to a high of 6.0 here in Utah.

A 2.5 level player is considered an entry level player, the 4.0 a good intermediate player, and a 6.0 player is the open or top professional and collegiate-level players.

Ability levels are, simply stated, adjusted according to win/loss records of an individual player.

During the summer, there will be four NTRP Rating Clinic held. The first will be April 27 from 6 to 8 p.m., at Oakhills Tennis Center. This is for players without a NTRP rating. For a fee of $2 a trained official will watch and then assign an official rating.

Other clinics will be May 18, June 29, and Aug. 3 at Oakhills.