Unified Tennis Philippines (UTP) continues its positive direction towards improving the state of tennis in the Philippines by partnering with Universal Tennis Rating for its universal tennis ratings system, the most accurate and reliable technique for rating tennis skill worldwide.
“We are so elated to have Universal Tennis Ratings agree to partner with us. This will benefit all tennis stakeholders in the country and will surely improve the quality of players and competitions in the Philippines,” said UTP Founding Member and Cebuana Lhuillier President and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier.
“This program that we have will make tennis players in the Philippines play more tennis and make them stay in tennis. This is the very essence of the responsibility of a national tennis association, which we are gladly we fulfilling under UTP,” added Lhuillier.
This latest move by UTP further pushes its mission of making membership and activities in the association more inclusive, and benefit not just the top players but even the age group players and club players.
UTR’s 16-point scale covers all ages, genders, and levels of tennis skill. Whether one is a beginner with a UTR of 1.00 or a Pro Player with a 16.24 rating, the UTR enables all players to measure their abilities.
“We are thrilled UTP is going to provide results to Universal Tennis, which will ensure players in the Philippines are able to benefit from the raging and monitor their progress,” said Bruce Waschuk, CEO.
“We are also looking forward to collaborating with UTP for future events and different UTR platforms to maximize opportunities through more level-based tennis matches,” added Waschuk.
UTR is generated by results from around the world such as ATP, WTA, ITF, USTA, British Tennis, Tennis Australia, Tennis Canada, Tennis Europe and 600 other UTR events worldwide. It will now soon include tournaments from UTP starting with the WTA – Cebuana Lhuillier Under 16 and Under 14 Girls Qualifying on September 22-24 in Valle Verde and the Cebuana Lhuillier and Palawan Pawnshop tournaments in Southwoods on September 24 and Cotabato on September 25 respectively.