UTR Powered by Oracle Database Expands to Include Chinese Player Results
April 16, 2018 – Universal Tennis today announced a partnership with Love Sports, the premier digital, event, and social platform for tennis in China, that will bring the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Powered by Oracle system to China for the first time.
Starting today, Love Sports will work with Universal Tennis to allow results from sanctioned Chinese events to be included in UTR Powered by Oracle’s database, which has more than 6.5M match results from 700,000+ players across 200 countries and is growing daily.
All Chinese tennis players participating in events whose results are submitted to Universal Tennis by Love Sports will be able to compare themselves to players around the world via UTR Powered by Oracle’s rating system, search players and track their progress. Tennis event organizers in China can run UTR Powered Events to facilitate level-based play and can post and submit results through Love Sports for inclusion in the UTR Powered by Oracle system.
“There is a huge opportunity to grow tennis in China. Love Sports is actively involved and has been very successful in promoting the game and facilitating play in the country,” said Mark Leschly, Chairman & CEO, Universal Tennis. “We are excited to work together to provide a rating system that can work in China at all levels and to provide organizers and players with tools to get rated, track their progress, promote level-based play and develop a lifelong love for the sport.”
Love Sports is dedicated to growing and promoting excellence in tennis and education and has become one of the largest and most recognizable brands in the Chinese tennis industry. The organization has an online community of over 350,000 daily followers and provides training opportunities and competitive programs for student athletes around the country. Former Grand Slam Champion Michael Chang and his wife, Amber (former Stanford University tennis star and #1 in women’s collegiate tennis in 2003), serve as the Global Ambassadors for Love Sports.
“We are delighted to partner with UTR,” said Leo He, founder and CEO of Love Sports. “Without doubt the introduction of Universal Tennis Ratings and level-based events will be a major factor in helping to grow tennis participation and competitive play at all levels in China.”
UTR Powered by Oracle is a proprietary algorithm-based rating system that provides a single unifying language and standard for tennis players across age, geography, gender and economics. Universal Tennis works with players, coaches, teaching pros, event organizers and federations to provide products and services that promote level-based play to fundamentally change and improve tennis around the world.