The USTA doesn't do a lot of things right with regard to league play - but you know what's the best part about the whole experience? Tennislink! NOWHERE ELSE will you check out the records of players who stomped you in the playoffs, only to find they having losing records during the regular season. Including losses to folks that frankly bored you when you stomped them. But I digress: you came here to figure out how to manage your rating. Step 1) Your best players need to only beat opponents that could potentially compete with them - and lose to everyone else. That way then can go .300 during local league and over .900 on your run to nationals. As an added artistic flourish, make sure some of your "losses" come at the hands of players who are otherwise winless. Do this every year and no one will ever catch on to you! Step 2) Make sure that as a team, you don't go undefeated during the regular season. For bonus points, make sure the only loss you take is to the team at the absolute bottom of the standings, whose only victory is against the team at the top (you guys!). Step 3) Profit!!