Hi new user here, I am a USTA rated 3.0. I have been at this rating for a few years now. My 3.0 team has been to State here in GA for the past several seasons. After this past season I sent 6-1 at 3.5 and 4-0 in 3.0. There are only 2 local 3.0 teams and there isn't but competition (we went undefeated the past two seasons) I wanted to bump myself up when the new rating went out so that I can play 3.5 and play 4.0 as well but I have a benchmark against my rating and USTA won't allow me to. I emailed the USTA office in Marietta, GA with not much response. The 3.5 leagues and 4.0 leagues have a lot more teams. All of the players that I went to state with have been bumped up to 3.5 and then 4.0 this past August. How long does it take for a benchmark to be taken off of a rating? What should I do about getting the benchmark taken off? I had thought that winning in a higher league would automatically bump me up but I guess not.