BTB Ranking explained
The BTB Ranking has been in place since 2017. Points can be earned on so-called B1 and B2 tournaments/competitions organized by BTB. These tournaments/competitions are published on this website.
- The ITF Beach Tennis regulations are in place during all tournaments/competitions.
- Points can be earned at B1 and B2 tournaments/competitions organized by BTB.
- Per calendar year, a maximum of 4 tournaments/competitions per category (doubles / mix / single) of the class B1 take place. B2 tournaments/competitions are unlimited.
- The total ranking points are based on a player’s results from the period of the past 52 weeks. Points expire after one year.
- The ranking is a result of the achieved points in the double, mix and singles.
- No points are awarded to teams that have registered but are not playing.
- The new ranking will be published on the website within 2 weeks after the last tournament/competition.
- Reaching a decision-making round doesn’t give any extra point.
- If a team gets a bye/walkover and loses the next match, the team only gets points for the round prior to the elimination. For example: a team gets a bye for the quarterfinals and loses the semi-finals. The team is awarded points for the quarter finals.
- The organization reserves the right to deviate from the tournament/competition set-up and associated points awarded as described in this document.
Everyone who participates in a B1 or B2 tournament gets 1 point. Extra points are awarded to the teams that reach the elimination round. For the complete point allocation, see the table below.
|# teams||set up||point awarded|
|5 teams or less||1 poule > final||Winner/Runner up|
|6 to 10 teams||2 poules > semi and final||Winner/Runner up/semi-finalist|
|11 to 15 teams||3 poules > quarter, semi and final||Winner/Runner up/semi-finalist/quarter finalist|
|16 to 20 teams||4 poules > quarter, semi and final||Winner/Runner up/semi-finalist/quarter finalist|
|More than 20 teams||Winner/Runner up/semi-finalist/quarter finalist/eighth finalist|
B1 tournaments are divided into 3 levels: fun, intermediate and advanced. When less than 3 levels are played at a B1 tournament, points are awarded based on the higher level. The same applies to a B2 tournament when there are insufficient registrations for the highest level.
For example: during a B1 tournament there are not enough registrations for the intermediate level. The fun category has thus automatically become the second level, which means that the point are awarded according to the second level, in this case intermediate.
The tables below show the number of points awarded per category (doubles/mix/single), playing level (advanced/intermediate/fun) and tournament/competition class (B1/B2).