How to Appeal a Rating

APPEAL INFORMATION – READ CAREFULLY

BENCHMARK (B) AND COMPUTER (C) RATINGS ARE NOT APPEALABLE THE FIRST YEAR RECEIVED. All other ratings are appealable.

No appeal form is necessary. Go to the TennisLink site: (http://tennislink.usta.com/leagues/)

On the right, towards the top, click “find a rating”

When that page comes up, type in your USTA number – NOT YOUR NAME

Your rating will appear.

It will also ask if you would like to appeal your rating.

If so, click on Appeal, and proceed accordingly.

If your rating is in appeal range, your appeal will automatically be granted. Otherwise, you will be advised that your appeal is denied. If denied, you have no further recourse unless you qualify for filing a medical appeal. See medical appeals below .

If your appeal is granted and you have already registered on a team, contact Jim Lawson or Liz Baker immediately, and provide your name, USTA number, and your team number, with the request that the rating be changed on your roster.

YOU CAN ONLY APPEAL ONCE.

THE ABOVE PROCEDURE IS NOT TO DETERMINE WHETHER YOUR RATING IS WITHIN .05 OR .10 – IT IS TO FILE AN APPEAL.

CAPTAINS – PLEASE DO NOT APPEAL ON BEHALF OF YOUR PLAYERS .

WOULD YOU LIKE TO APPEAL YOUR SELF RATING?

If so, follow the above procedure if you would like a higher self rating. If you want a lower self rating and you did not appeal on line during the self-rating process, click here to obtain a Self-Rate Appeal Form and mail to me together with your $20.00 appeal fee, payable to USTA/MAS. The fee will be fully refunded if your appeal is granted. See below.

If your appeal is granted and you have already registered on a team, contact me immediately and give me your name, USTA number, and your team number, with the request that the rating be changed on your roster.

DO YOU WANT TO FILE A MEDICAL APPEAL?

Click here for information and a medical appeal form.

Mail the form to me, together with your $20.00 appeal fee, payable to USTA/MAS. The fee will be fully refunded if your appeal is granted.

NOTE – medical appeals could take several weeks to process.

There is NO DEADLINE for filing an appeal. However, no appeal will be processed unless every item on the form is completed.

There is a $20.00 fee for filing an appeal. A check payable to USTA/MAS must be attached to your appeal. This fee will be fully refunded if your appeal is granted. No appeal will be processed until the fee is received.

All medical appeals must be accompanied by a letter from your treating physician stating the date the injury/condition occurred, the nature of your injury/condition, your prognosis and treatment rendered, and whether the injury/condition is permanently disabling. No medical appeal will be accepted without all this information.

All Appeals (medical or self-rate) should be mailed to:

Appeals Committee
c/o Pamela J. Leibfreid,
Sectional League Coordinator,
7926 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 120
McLean, Virginia 22102

Appeals may also be emailed to:

Leibfreid@mas.usta.com

If you choose to email your medical appeal, you must immediately mail your $20.00 fee to the above address, together with your medical documentation.

You will be notified by email as to whether your appeal was granted or denied.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact Pam Leibfreid, Sectional League Coordinator:

leibfreid@mas.usta.com

703-556-6120 X11

 

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