Tencap is a tennis handicapping system that allows players of different abilities to play competitively together.
These two scales say the same thing. Tencap rating system runs from 80 to 0 and takes into account male and female. These scales show
how NTRP (runs from 1 to 7) relates to Tencap.
An example of how you use Tencap. Let's say we're both female and NTRP 3.5 only one of us in a really good 3.5 and one of us
just got bumped up. The lowest female Tencap that corresponds to NTRP 3.5 is 56. The highest Tencap that corresponds to NTRP 3.5 is 50. That mean the lower ranked player gets 6 points, 56-50, a set
that they can use at their discretion anytime during the set. Doubles team average their score to come up with a team Tencap.
We have used the Tencap system to have competitive tennis in our family as one of us was just learning tennis, he used to need 14 points
/ set and now he beats me regularly. Our teams are even now. Sometimes we play guys against girls. The girls almost always win with 12 points and we usually win if they only take 10.
It’s so fun because:
- the “taking points” becomes very strategic. .
- Your Tencap number is more accurate
- Tencap allows for more competitive tennis
you can compete competitively against a wider range of opponents.
- you track your progress, or not, more accurately
many of you know how hard it is to move on the NTRP scale
2018 Spring Update: UTR
I’ll have to create a UTR page. It’s obvious that the new rating system will be UTR (Not TenCap). UTR will need to provide
doubles ratings before it can be useful for “Taking Points” and handicapping.