Frequently Asked Questions - Top Prospect Ratings
Many players ask us questions about our website and rankings. The
answers to 95% of these questions are listed here. If you do not see
the answer to your question, please send us an email or contact us.
What are the Top Prospects?
Check out the Top Prospects
I am a 1-star recruit but I have wins over a lot of 2 and 3-stars.
When do I get another "star"?
The ratings (stars) are awarded twice a year, once near the
beginning of the school year (late September) and a second time in the
early Spring (mid-March). Ratings are based on the two highest
rankings achieved during a time period before the ratings come out.
To see the time periods and thresholds used, please read the
Top Prospects Description
As the year goes by, some players have improved, thus moving up in
the rankings but they retain their present "stars" until the next
rating period. We do this so that the college coaches can see who is
improving their game.
Really? You use the highest two rankings in the rating period?
That seems a bit weird? Why not just the highest ranking?
Tennis Recruiting puts out rankings every week using the latest match
data available. There are times when there are errors in the data -
like when the winner and loser are mixed up. Those errors are usually
fixed each week, with the data and rankings corrected the following
However, there are times when a player's ranking might jump
considerably because of an incorrect score - and it might jump them up
to the next rating level. By requiring players to achieve the
threshold for two weeks in the rankings, we can avoid these errors.