Player Directory

Rating System

What is a Rating System?


A rating is a measuring tool indicating a standard of play and allowing players to record their progress. 


Why use Rating system at MTF?


An accurate rating should give a player access to appropriate level of competition. The aim is to regroup players of same level of play together and also give them the opportunity and motivation to play stronger players in a progressive manner.


Will the Rating system prevail on the Ranking System?


The ranking system will prevail in all circumstances. The Rating system is here to encourage more people to play.


Which rating bands are there?


6.2, 6.1, 5.2, 5.1, 4.2, 4.1, 3.2, 3.1, 2, 1


10 ratings are therefore available. 1 being the best rating


Does the rating system apply to all categories?


The rating system only applies to Men category for now as a trial for the year 2016, 2017 and 2018


How to get a rating initially?


In order to get a rating you need to register as a licensed member with the Mauritius Tennis Federation.  When you sign up with the Mauritius Tennis Federation you will be automatically assigned a rating.


When you obtain a rating your name will appear on the MTF player profile list.


How do I improve my rating?


It is very simple.


3 qualifying wins (singles matches) to move from a 6.2 to 6.1


A further 3 qualifying wins (singles matches) to move from a 6.1 to 5.2


A further 3 qualifying wins (singles matches) to move from a 5.2 to 5.1


A Qualifying Win (QW) is a win against a player of similar or better rating than you.

A Qualifying Loss (QL) is a Loss against a player of lower rating than you.


If you are a player with a rating of 4.2 or higher you need to achieve:


3 qualifying wins with a 60% win/loss percentage in all qualifying matches in a semester (there are 2 semesters in the tennis calendar year which runs from 1 January to 31 December).



How often are the ratings updated?


Ratings will be updated every six monthly as a trial. However the rating will take into consideration QW and QL since the beginning of the season for the update.


For example:


Ranking 5.1-6.2


Scenario 1


You have 2 QW between Jan and June. You rating will stay same at 30 June. You have 1 more QW between June-December you have therefore achieved at least 3 QW then your rating goes improves by one rate.


Scenario 2


You win 3 QW between Jan-Jun. Your rating goes up by one rate at 30 June. You win a further 3 QW between Jul – Dec your rating goes up again by one rate.


Ranking 1-4.2


You have 3 QW between Jan-June and have no Qualifying losses. Your rating goes up as you have a 100% Win/loss percentage.


For the Second semester your Win/Loss % is 45% (Ex: 5QW and 6QL). For the second semester your rating is the same as you have not reached the minimum 60% percentage.


I am not a beginner and want to have a rating


If you are not a beginner and would like to be given a rating please email the MTF with full details of your tennis history. You may be asked to attend an assessment with the DTN or coach of the Federation to assess your initial rating.


Can my rating decrease?


Your rating can decrease but cannot decrease to less than 4.2.


However your rating will decrease if in the MTF tennis Calendar you have:


-       Not played at all

-       Not renewed your license

-       Not had any qualifying wins and have at least one qualifying loss.


Do retirements qualify for a QW or QL?


Yes. If you play and retire from a game it will record as a QL for you and QW for your opponent.


Do Walkovers or No shows qualify for a QW or QL?



Will the Rating system be implement for all tournaments of calendar year 2016?


No. The rating system will be implemented at a first stage only for some tournaments to be announced by the MTF.

Manual Rating Adjustments


WKS Wroclaw

A manual rating adjustment is an upgrade to a rating due to consistent winnings against higher ranked player.