There are three major types of rating appeals:
- Self-Rate Appeals
Consider a self-rate appeal if you feel that your rating is not accurate following the self-rate process. You may appeal the rating up or down. If you appeal to a higher play level, the computer will grant it immediately. If you wish to appeal to a lower level, you will have to fill out a self-rate appeal form, which will be reviewed by a committee at the Section office.
- Automatic Appeals
Automatic appeals are appeals of year-end computer ratings that are granted because the player’s rating is within the “appealable range.” Players can log into TennisLink and appeal their computer rating at any time.
- Medical Appeals
The medical appeal process is reserved for players with permanently disabling injuries or medical conditions, and are reviewed at the National level.
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