Tennis Ireland Seniors (Veterans) Ranking
The Tennis Ireland Seniors Ranking has been developed to provide a new service for all players and tournament directors in Ireland. The goal was to create a system that increased accuracy in seedings, developed a consistent tournament structure across Ireland and gave players a way to measure how their tennis is progressing. Rankings will be processed on a weekly basis. They can be viewed HERE.
This year due to COVID-19 we introduced a Ranking Freeze. This was done to protect the Ranking System, we implemented this Freeze for the Junior, Open and also the Seniors Ranking system. What this means is that the initial rankings published include results for the start of 2020 and also Ranking Freeze results from 2019. Unlike the Open and Junior systems we will be maintaining these Freeze points until the corresponding week in 2021 (subject to change).
Rankings are distinct from ratings with players only gaining ranking points for winning matches within sanctioned open tournaments.
Players will be ranked within their Age Group and any other Age Group they might compete in.
Ranking tables generated will be for:
Example: Calendar year 2019, only players born in 1979 or before qualify for 40+
Those players also qualify for 35+ but do not qualify for 45+
To complement the new ranking system Tennis Ireland are beginning to roll out the new Tennis Ireland Tour structure. You can see this new branding below, it is consistent across our three tour Junior, Open and now Seniors.
Tournaments will be categorised as follows:
Tennis Ireland Seniors Tour National (1500)
Tennis Ireland Seniors Tour 1000
Tennis Ireland Seniors Tour 500
Tennis Ireland Seniors Tour 250
Tennis Ireland Seniors Tour 100
From this players will know how many points are available for winning each tournament.
Ranking Points Explained
All players entering Tennis Ireland sanctioned Seniors Tournaments are eligible for ranking points depending on the round they reach and the Category of the Tournament.
Players who do not win a match will not be awarded ranking points.
Eg. A player receives a Bye into the Quarter Final and then loses, they will not receive any points.
Players without TI Pins will not receive ranking points.
Players will be ranked on THEIR BEST FOUR tournaments (players will appear on the ranking after receiving points from one tournament).
Only points accumulated in the most recent 52 weeks will count towards a player’s ranking. After 52 weeks the points will drop off.
You may be ranked within multiple AGE Groups and across singles, doubles and mixed.
Ranking Across Rule:
If a player is playing in an age group younger than that in which they are currently entitled to play then points will be recorded in both the younger and current age group.
|Example||A Player is 43 and enters MS35, he will get points in MS35 as well as MS40.|
|However,||if a player enters a second singles event – MS40, then only the highest of the points gained from MS40 and MS35 will count in the MS40 Ranking, while only the MS35 points will count in the MS35 Ranking.|
|Example||A Player is 47 and enters WS35, she will get points in WS35 as well as WS45, but not WS40.|
|However,||if a player enters a second singles event – WS45, then only the highest of the points gained from WS45 and WS35 will count in the WS45 Ranking, while only the WS35 points will count in the WS35 Ranking.|
|Or,||if a player enters a second singles event – WS40 (instead of WS45), then only the highest of the points gained from WS35 and WS45 will count in the WS45 Ranking, while only the WS35 points will count in the WS35 Ranking and the WS40 points will count in the WS40 ranking.|
Tour levels are based on the size and standard of previous entries, along with the permit those tournaments have applied for. Tournaments at each category and geographical spread will also be considered. The Seniors Open Calendar has been updated to show this and can be viewed HERE.
Irish Open tournaments are some of the best in the world and are the envy of many other nations. These great events that people love playing will retain their high level of hospitality and organisation no matter what tour category they fall in. Those avid tennis fans will know that the new structure is similar to that of the ATP World Tour, where in most cases the only difference between a 250 vs a 1000 event is scale.
Any event where entries are 3 or less will be downgraded by Tour Category.
A PDF version is available by clicking on the image.
International Tournaments and Ranking Points
Points received in International Tournaments are converted to Irish Ranking points using a given conversion rate that reflects the strength of the event. Points will be awarded to players that didn’t reach the second round in a main draw if they won one or more matches in the Qualifying round. Points given will reflect the Category of the International Tournament. The onus will be on the player to submit the tournament details at the below link giving the details of the event they played in and a link to the draw webpage by 12 noon on the Tuesday immediately following the final date of the tournament.
Submit International Tournament details HERE.
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