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ITF World Tennis Number and LTA Membership Number

Making it easier than ever to organise enjoyable tennis matches in Britain – this is the ITF World Tennis Number.

The ITF World Tennis Number is a new rating system for all tennis players across the world which will make it easier for everyone who plays tennis in Britain to organise and play against opponents of a similar standard.

Whether you’re playing at Wimbledon (we can dream), or just meeting a friend to play matches at your local court (much more likely), everyone’s welcome – and everyone will have their own World Tennis Number.

Intrigued and want to find out more?

In short, the ITF World Tennis Number has…

• A world-wide rating system that ranges from 40.9 (recreational players) to 1 (pro players) – players with an ATP/WTA ranking will be listed as PRO
• Separate ratings for singles and doubles players
• An algorithm that produces your own rating
• An algorithm that counts sets, and matches, played which means the more you compete, the more accurate your rating will be
• A personalised digital ‘Game zONe’ feature, which will help you identify opponents with a similar rating online

The ITF World Tennis Number will make it easier to play matches

We are trying to make it as simple as possible for tennis players in Britain to organise and play more matches as we know how hard it can sometimes be to find someone of a similar level to play against.

That’s why we’re adopting the ITF World Tennis Number – to make life easier for tennis players like you.

You can get an ITF World Tennis Number for free

If you’re an Advantage member in the Play, Play+ or Compete categories, who wants to play or compete at any level, you’ll be able to get your own ITF World Tennis Number for free.

Anyone who already has an LTA rating will automatically have a new ITF World Tennis Number generated for them so you do not need to do anything.

The new rating system will cover all adults and juniors born before 2012.

Having an ITF World Tennis Number will be required for acceptance into certain competitions (this’ll be made clear when you enter).

How will this affect my LTA Rating?

Your ITF World Tennis Number will have no connection to your current LTA rating – it will be a completely new rating calculated specifically for you using match results since 2016.

The system is slightly different for juniors. New players will initially be given a number, like in the current system, but unlike the LTA Rating system, once the player has recorded some match results the system will quickly give them a more accurate Number.

ITF World Tennis Number Principles

The ITF World Tennis Number is made up of eight key principles.
These principles provide guidance to players on how their Number may change and what may affect it.

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