can someone play both 4.5 and 5.0 league in the same season?

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  1. naturallight

    naturallight Rookie

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    Apologies, I'm sure this has been addressed before, but I'm struggling a little bit with the search function today.

    1) Can someone who is rated a 4.5 play on both a 4.5 USTA team and a 5.0 USTA team in the same season?

    2) If the answer to the first question is "yes", is this a bad idea for the 4.5 USTA team because if he wins more than a few 5.0 matches he'll be moved up in a hurry?

    thanks in advance
     
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  2. SouthboundAgain

    SouthboundAgain Rookie

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    1) Yes you can. I'm planning on doing that this season. I'm currently on the roster of a 4.5 and a 5.0 team.

    2) I asked this same question in a recent thread. Basically, yes you incur the risk of getting DQ'ed if you perform great on your 5.0 team, or if you blow out everyone in the 4.5 league. I don't expect to win a lot of my 5.0 matches so I hope to avoid this situation. If I am moved up at the end of the season, I don't think it's a big deal. I definitely would not want to be DQ'ed though.
     
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  3. counterfeit25

    counterfeit25 Rookie

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    If you are computer rated 4.5 then I think you cannot be DQ'ed right? Even if you demolish everyone at 4.5 and do well at 5.0
     
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  4. SouthboundAgain

    SouthboundAgain Rookie

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    I think you're correct. I know a 4.5C player last year that went 13-1 in 4.5 singles, and won most of his matches handily in straight sets. He didn't get DQ'ed but was bumped up to 5.0 the next season.
     
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  5. MisterP

    MisterP Semi-Pro

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    Correct.

    Can I be disqualified if I have a valid computer rating?
    No, however players whose Year End ratings have been reduced through appeal actions or players with published dynamic ratings in early-start leagues are subject to NTRP Dynamic Disqualification.

    http://www.usta.com/Adult-Tennis/USTA-League/Information/ntrp_frequently_asked_questions/#4379
     
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  6. naturallight

    naturallight Rookie

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    Ahh well he does have a 4.5C rating. Also looks like he didn't win a match in 5.0 last year. This might work out.

    Thanks for the responses. Big help!
     
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