On another thread, someone mentioned that his wife (USTA captain) is less likely to play players who do not attend team practice. On my ladies 6.5 combo team, we try to practice each Saturday. It's winter, so we're indoors and the times vary depending on what courts we can get. Since the beginning of the season in January, we've had between 7-9 players turn out each Saturday out of 14 players. Attendance should increase a bit when the weather warms because we'll be able to pick a specific time and stick with it. How well are your team practices attended? And do you have a coach or do you just play each other?