More details about the ranking system

Points

It is a points based system.

You can earn points in Interclub matches and in tournaments.

Points are added to your profile whether you win or you lose.
The number of points you can get in a competition varies according to the tables :

These tables are potentially reviewed every year.

In Interclub competitions, it is the division which determines the number of points you can get. It means that you don't get more points if you win against someone who has a better ranking than you as was the case in the previous system.

In tournaments, it is the number of players registered in the discipline and in which round you lose that determines the number of points you get.

Example : 

  • In Interclub, I play in third provincial and I win my match, I get 40 points.
  • In a tournament, I play in C2 with 12 players/teams in the discipline and I lose my match in the semi finals, I will get 28 points.

Of course, if you win a match in a discipline (singles, doubles or mixed), it only adds to your total number of points in that discipline.

Restrictions

  • Only the points you have earned in the last 52 weeks are taken into account for your profile. Thus, if you do not play during one year, you will lose all your points (but it does not mean you become D, see below).
  • The ten best results in interclubs of the last 52 weeeks are taken into consideration. Result means a match (doubles, singles, mixed). For instance, if you play 2 doubles matches in the same interclub, it counts for 2 results.
  • The ten best results in tournaments of the last 52 weeks are taken into consideration. Result means a tournament as explained above (eg I lost in C2 in semi-final in a tournament of 12 players --> 28 points)

Promotion and downgrade or the ranking

Ranking review is done several times a year.
For 2018, it will be done on 2/01/18, 5/03/18, 7/05/18, 2/07/18, 3/09/18.
Once you have at least as many points as the upper ranking threshold, you are promoted.
Similarly, once you have less points than your current ranking threshold, you are downgraded.

The current thresholds are :

  • A : 2500
  • B1 : 1075
  • B2 : 600
  • C1 :  350
  • C2 : 120

You cannot be promoted more than once per review.
You cannot be downgraded more than once a year.
You cannot have more than 1 ranking difference between disciplines. The best one pulls the others upwards.
Example : you are C1 in doubles but C2 in singles and mixed. You are promoted B2 in doubles, your ranking in the other disciplines becomes C1 (singles and mixed).

For instance, imagine that at the ranking review date, you are 

  • C1 in Doubles and you have 657 points;
  • C2 in Singles and you have 103 points.
  • C2 in Mixed and you have 250 points.

Your new rankings will be B2 in Doubles, C1 in Singles (even if you have only 103 points!) and C1 in Mixed.

Tips

  • Try to play regularly during the season;
  • Try to get points in tournaments and in interclub matches.
  • Keep a table (excel sheet) up-to-date with all your results for the last 52 weeks.