Tennis Canada to Introduce New Wheelchair Rankings January 29, 2010
Tennis Canada is pleased to announce the launch of the wheelchair tennis Rogers Rankings on Monday February 1, 2010. The wheelchair tennis Rogers Ranking system mirrors the current able bodied Rogers Ranking system which was developed as a direct outcome of three years of meetings and research of international and national best practices. The goal was to create a well organized and accurate ranking and events management structure to help promote competition at all levels.
The Rogers Rankings system is based on the innovative and proven Chess rankings. Points are awarded to players based on quality of wins (i.e. head-to-head results) versus rounds won in a tournament. Based on this premise, the stronger player is expected to win while the weaker player is expected to lose. As a result the system generates accurate rankings. The Rogers Rankings will work from a common database and management system called Baseline to run events and store results. This system was developed by Computan, a tennis savvy software company that has been working with many Provincial Tennis Associations for years. The new event management system has many new functions in addition to the new rankings to include: integrated national and provincial schedules, and event/player/results management.
Visit www.tenniscanada.com/rogersrankings for more details on how the rankings work and some frequently asked questions on the enhanced system.