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01/21/22 – Board Adopts Mandatory use of UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) for Tennis

January 21, 2022 Athletic Department Blog Updates


The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Office and adopted the required use of UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) for Tennis beginning with the 2022 season.

What is the UTR Rating and how does it work?

How UTR High School works:

UTR will enable year-round match reporting of results for all schools, including a rating for automated entry and seeding purposes for use at both the Region and State Tournaments. It will eliminate the need for paper results to be submitted, help prevent a lack of data and/or inaccurate data being submitted or withheld, while also providing software programming/bracketings for all region tournaments and the State Tournament.  

There are already over 150 KHSAA teams utilizing this free service to member schools.

The Association, along with UTR, will be scheduling a couple of Zoom meetings for coaches to join to review the process and ask questions. Details on the meetings will be sent out once finalized.


About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 284 member schools, both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and six sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches and licenses, and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.


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