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Move Up One UTR Rating Level: Four Ways To Do It

Everyone wants to improve, but exactly how much better does a player need to be to move up one UTR level? The answer is probably not as difficult as one...

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Move Up One UTR Rating Level: Four Ways To Do It

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Everyone wants to improve, but exactly how much better does a player need to be to move up one UTR level? The answer is probably not as difficult as one...

Frequently Asked Questions About UTR Rating
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Frequently Asked Questions About UTR Rating

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the UTR Rating.

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Frequently Asked Questions About UTR Rating

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Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the UTR Rating.

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How UTR Rating Works

Understanding the UTR Rating Algorithm

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How UTR Rating Works

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Understanding the UTR Rating Algorithm

Novak Djokovic stretches for a backhand volley.
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Australian Tennis Summer Swing Preview: Djokovic, Nadal, Gauff, Osaka Set to Compete

While most are still in the excited-for-the-holidays mood, the tennis world doesn’t that luxury. Instead, pro players are working hard on their pre-season preparations for January, when they’ll travel Down...

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Australian Tennis Summer Swing Preview: Djokovic, Nadal, Gauff, Osaka Set to Compete

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While most are still in the excited-for-the-holidays mood, the tennis world doesn’t that luxury. Instead, pro players are working hard on their pre-season preparations for January, when they’ll travel Down...

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UTR Sports Pickleball Holiday Gift Guide: Paddles, Gear, Shoes, and More

Did you miss Black Friday and are hoping to find the perfect gift for a pickleball lover in time for the holidays? UTR Sports has compiled the Top 10 pickleball...

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UTR Sports Pickleball Holiday Gift Guide: Paddles, Gear, Shoes, and More

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Did you miss Black Friday and are hoping to find the perfect gift for a pickleball lover in time for the holidays? UTR Sports has compiled the Top 10 pickleball...

Ksenia Laskutova celebrates winning at a UTR Pro Tennis Tour tournament by UTR Sports
Jonathon Braden

'You Always Get Another Chance': Why Aspiring Pros Love UTR Pro Tennis Tour Format

Ksenia Laskutova (UTR Rating 10.77) likes the mulligan, the built-in second chances that come with the innovative format all UTR Pro Tennis Tour (PTT) tournaments have. Every week at $25K...

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Jonathon Braden

'You Always Get Another Chance': Why Aspiring Pros Love UTR Pro Tennis Tour Format

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Ksenia Laskutova (UTR Rating 10.77) likes the mulligan, the built-in second chances that come with the innovative format all UTR Pro Tennis Tour (PTT) tournaments have. Every week at $25K...

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UTR Sports Tennis Holiday Gift Guide: Racquets, Clothes, Shoes, and More

Looking for a tennis gift idea this holiday season? You've come to the right place. UTR Sports is listing the Top 10 best tennis gifts to give your friends and...

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UTR Sports Tennis Holiday Gift Guide: Racquets, Clothes, Shoes, and More

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Looking for a tennis gift idea this holiday season? You've come to the right place. UTR Sports is listing the Top 10 best tennis gifts to give your friends and...

Young players pose in UTR Sports Junior Team Tennis t-shirts.
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Coach Jason Brown Hosts UTR Sports Junior Team Tennis in Texas

What started off as a way to connect with his dad became a full-blown career. Jason Brown started playing tennis at the age of seven to play doubles with his...

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Coach Jason Brown Hosts UTR Sports Junior Team Tennis in Texas

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What started off as a way to connect with his dad became a full-blown career. Jason Brown started playing tennis at the age of seven to play doubles with his...

Petr Michnev poses with his prize money check at the UTR Pro Tennis Tour event in the Czech Republic.
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UTR Pro Tennis Tour November Recap: UK and Dubai Host Multiple Events

November was a huge month for professional tennis. Novak Djokovic captured the ATP Finals, while his compatriot Hamad Medjedovic won the Next Gen ATP Finals. In women's action, Iga Swiatek...

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UTR Pro Tennis Tour November Recap: UK and Dubai Host Multiple Events

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November was a huge month for professional tennis. Novak Djokovic captured the ATP Finals, while his compatriot Hamad Medjedovic won the Next Gen ATP Finals. In women's action, Iga Swiatek...

Woman with a UTR Rating prepares to hit a backhand at a UTR Pro Tennis Tour event in Denver, Colorado, USA
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What is UTR Rating and How Does It Work?

While tennis’ international nature has often been celebrated, the sport always lacked a unified rating system until UTR Sports (formerly Universal Tennis) came along with the UTR Rating, powered by...

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What is UTR Rating and How Does It Work?

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While tennis’ international nature has often been celebrated, the sport always lacked a unified rating system until UTR Sports (formerly Universal Tennis) came along with the UTR Rating, powered by...

A young woman hits a forehand with a pickleball paddle.
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What is Pickleball?

UTR Sports announced its entrance into pickleball this year, along with software solutions and a new rating (the UTR-P Rating). Pickleball, recognized as the fastest growing sport in America, is...

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What is Pickleball?

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UTR Sports announced its entrance into pickleball this year, along with software solutions and a new rating (the UTR-P Rating). Pickleball, recognized as the fastest growing sport in America, is...

Reese Brantmeier posts with her ITA Fall National Championship trophy next to her coaches.
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Brantmeier and Braswell win ITA Fall National Championships Trophies

University of Texas senior Micah Braswell (UTR Rating 13.81) extended his win streak to 11 matches after taking the men’s singles title at the ITA Fall National Championships in San...

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Brantmeier and Braswell win ITA Fall National Championships Trophies

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University of Texas senior Micah Braswell (UTR Rating 13.81) extended his win streak to 11 matches after taking the men’s singles title at the ITA Fall National Championships in San...

Two young girls meet at the net on a tennis court.
Nallelie Vega

David Porter Runs Successful UTR Sports Junior Team Tennis League in Gainesville

David Porter picked up an old wooden racquet at a flea market, rode his bike to his local public tennis courts, and began his tennis journey at age 14. He...

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David Porter Runs Successful UTR Sports Junior Team Tennis League in Gainesville

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David Porter picked up an old wooden racquet at a flea market, rode his bike to his local public tennis courts, and began his tennis journey at age 14. He...

Ekaterina Khayrutdinova hits a slice forehand in Boca Raton, Fla.
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UTR Pro Tennis Tour October 2023 Recap: Khayrutdinova Captures First Title; Teen Ristic Wins Fourth

The end of the year is fast approaching but the UTR Pro Tennis Tour is not slowing down. In fact, quite the opposite. UTR Sports (formerly Universal Tennis) released the...

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UTR Pro Tennis Tour October 2023 Recap: Khayrutdinova Captures First Title; Teen Ristic Wins Fourth

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The end of the year is fast approaching but the UTR Pro Tennis Tour is not slowing down. In fact, quite the opposite. UTR Sports (formerly Universal Tennis) released the...

Alex Michelsen hits a backhand at a UTR Pro Tennis Tour event in Newport Beach, California
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UTR Sports Announces 2024 UTR Pro Tennis Tour Calendar

UTR Sports is excited to release the first half of the 2024 UTR Pro Tennis Tour calendar with 90 $25K events, 15 of which offer full hospitality. Events offering aspiring...

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UTR Sports Announces 2024 UTR Pro Tennis Tour Calendar

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UTR Sports is excited to release the first half of the 2024 UTR Pro Tennis Tour calendar with 90 $25K events, 15 of which offer full hospitality. Events offering aspiring...

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Recap: Universal Tennis: Les Petits As - USA Playoffs Lacoste - Regional

Earlier this month, the Universal Tennis: Les Petits As - USA Playoffs Lacoste - Regional was completed with events hosted around the U.S. American girls and boys ages 13 and...

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Recap: Universal Tennis: Les Petits As - USA Playoffs Lacoste - Regional

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Earlier this month, the Universal Tennis: Les Petits As - USA Playoffs Lacoste - Regional was completed with events hosted around the U.S. American girls and boys ages 13 and...

Young man holds trophy with coach
Parsa Nemati

Texas' Spizzirri Captures All-American Trophy in Tulsa

Last week, 416 players arrived in Tulsa to participate in the ITA Men’s All-American Championship, but there was only one victor in the end. Top seed and University of Texas...

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Texas' Spizzirri Captures All-American Trophy in Tulsa

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Last week, 416 players arrived in Tulsa to participate in the ITA Men’s All-American Championship, but there was only one victor in the end. Top seed and University of Texas...

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Texas A&M's Stoiana Wins All-American Championship Title

Mary Stoiana made history as she defeated Miami’s Alexa Noel (UTR 11.33), 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-1 in the final to win the first ITA Women’s All-American Championship for the Texas A&M Aggies.With...

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Parsa Nemati

Texas A&M's Stoiana Wins All-American Championship Title

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Mary Stoiana made history as she defeated Miami’s Alexa Noel (UTR 11.33), 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-1 in the final to win the first ITA Women’s All-American Championship for the Texas A&M Aggies.With...

Timio Yamazaki, dealing with personal grief, has helped hundreds love tennis by starting his foundation in Australia and with the help of Universal Tennis
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In Australia, Honoring Lost Loved Ones by Growing Tennis

Tennis has become a coping mechanism for Timio Yamazaki, despite never playing a match in his life. In 2020, after the untimely death of his son Kent, coach Bob Brett...

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In Australia, Honoring Lost Loved Ones by Growing Tennis

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Tennis has become a coping mechanism for Timio Yamazaki, despite never playing a match in his life. In 2020, after the untimely death of his son Kent, coach Bob Brett...

Colorado-Based Provider Discusses UTR Rating Benefits on his Podcast
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Colorado-Based Provider Discusses UTR Rating Benefits on his Podcast

Starting a tennis-based podcast was never a career aspiration for Steve Williams. The Colorado tennis coach was simply looking for an outlet to discuss mechanics, footwork, and the UTR Rating....

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Colorado-Based Provider Discusses UTR Rating Benefits on his Podcast

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Starting a tennis-based podcast was never a career aspiration for Steve Williams. The Colorado tennis coach was simply looking for an outlet to discuss mechanics, footwork, and the UTR Rating....

Erin Routliffe and Gabriel Dabrowski smile as they hold their 2023 US Open women's doubles trophy
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Routliffe, 2023 US Open Doubles Champion, Recommends UTR Pro Tennis Tour

Erin Routliffe played on the UTR Pro Tennis Tour in 2021. Just two years later, she won the 2023 US Open women’s doubles title with Gabriela Dabrowski (UTR Doubles Rating...

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Routliffe, 2023 US Open Doubles Champion, Recommends UTR Pro Tennis Tour

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Erin Routliffe played on the UTR Pro Tennis Tour in 2021. Just two years later, she won the 2023 US Open women’s doubles title with Gabriela Dabrowski (UTR Doubles Rating...

Photo of Oleg Prihodko (13.65) of Ukraine, who beat former ATP No. 26 Lukas Rosol (13.72) to win his second PTT title of 2023 in the Czech Republic.
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UTR Pro Tennis Tour September 2023 Recap: Continued Success at Colleges, in Australia

Student-athletes continued going back to college and university last month in the U.S., and so did the UTR Pro Tennis Tour. Four UTR PTT tournaments were hosted on college campuses...

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Jonathon Braden

UTR Pro Tennis Tour September 2023 Recap: Continued Success at Colleges, in Australia

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Student-athletes continued going back to college and university last month in the U.S., and so did the UTR Pro Tennis Tour. Four UTR PTT tournaments were hosted on college campuses...

Gauff and Djokovic Win 2023 US Open Trophies
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Gauff and Djokovic Win 2023 US Open Trophies

Coco Gauff (UTR Rating 12.95) became the first American teen to win in New York since Serena Williams in 1999. Novak Djokovic increased his Grand Slam record lead over Roger Federer and...

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Gauff and Djokovic Win 2023 US Open Trophies

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Coco Gauff (UTR Rating 12.95) became the first American teen to win in New York since Serena Williams in 1999. Novak Djokovic increased his Grand Slam record lead over Roger Federer and...

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Nina Pantic

US Open Preview: Djokovic to Battle Medvedev in Final

Sunday will be a rematch of the 2021 US Open when Daniil Medvedev takes on Novak Djokovic in the final. Medvedev is looking to pick up his second Grand Slam...

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US Open Preview: Djokovic to Battle Medvedev in Final

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Sunday will be a rematch of the 2021 US Open when Daniil Medvedev takes on Novak Djokovic in the final. Medvedev is looking to pick up his second Grand Slam...

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