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carbonman wrote:
PRW do you have a USTTA rating? It would be interesting to compare Australian/RC and US ratings.


Hi carbonman,

I posted this in another thread..
"my Ratings Central is 1566±33; my US rating is 1850. Using NY as a benchmark is possibly a bit suspect - I am playing with Achilles tendonitis at the moment, and it was the worst there - I almost pulled out. I am also about 25 lbs heavier than when I was in Oz. I recently beat Der Echte (1966 US) 3-1 at a tournament, for those who know Der Echte.

In terms of playing here: according to my coach, am a solid 2000 level player, with the potential to get to around 2100 if I get rid of some basic errors. I would say my game now is equivalent to when I was playing in Oz; so, my best guess as to the differential is 2000-1550, = 450?"

as well as this....

"interesting update to this:
Khoa Nguyen recently played in the Australia veterans championships. He ended up with a Ratings Central rating of 2035, after playing +- 35 matches.
His USATT rating is 2511.
Therefore, the difference in this case is 476 - with a top player, with numerous matches under his belt.
My previous guesstimate of 450 difference may be quite accurate!"

so.... that's what I think!


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Thx PRW. When I saw you in 2012 I would have thought you were closer to 2100 (of course with a 2700 FH topspin :D ) but I could be wrong. You certainly appeared stronger than a number of US2000 players I have seen but I understand there is considerable fluctuation in the US depending on where u live.


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carbonman wrote:
Thx PRW. When I saw you in 2012 I would have thought you were closer to 2100 (of course with a 2700 FH topspin :D ) but I could be wrong. You certainly appeared stronger than a number of US2000 players I have seen but I understand there is considerable fluctuation in the US depending on where u live.

thanks carbonman - there are a number of different factors which make it very difficult to judge. I am not sure of the effect of extra weight and time, but it can't be good :D
I used to play a slightly more conservative game, but am being trained to open up immediately where I can (I used to push a lot long off the backhand, with very heavy spin, off long serves). Now, I will open up asap, but this is still a work in progress.

Probably the biggest factor of all: here, the majority of players I play are trained juniors, who will flick to my bh, and then engage in hyperspeed bh to bh topspin until I miss through exhaustion, or they finish with a smash. Many train 3 or more times per week.. In Australia, most opponents were veterans, where I could often open up first. I came very close 2 weeks ago to beating a 2200+ player with lp bh, sp fh - my ideal is a veteran defender with lp on his bh, who doesn't twiddle! :lol:

Barney (my coach, who is one of the 2400 players in the video above) semi-jokingly says I have a 2400 fh attack, and a 1600 defense - so I am being trained mostly at blocking atm. Also, not running around the bh side, but opening with a bh loop.


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