A little history on me. I played high school tennis up North for 4 years, and then pretty much stopped playing competitively after that. Back then, a rating didn't matter to me at all, so I have no idea what I was. I haven't played consistently in about 12 - 14 years.... Fast forward to today: I am 33 years old, I am a good athlete, and I am in okay shape. I started hitting a little bit, and started attending tennis drills at my local tennis club. I am not hitting consistently, but the improvement over the past couple weeks has been pretty good. Originally starting, of course I was wild with my shots, timing and footwork were off, and didn't have too much control....but, that has changed a lot. I am starting to play much, much better. Anyhow, I have entered a 3.0 singles flex league in my area. I don't know if I am under-rating myself, but I don't believe I am over-rating myself at all. I could potentially be a 3.5 player right now, but I just don't know it yet because I haven't played against anyone that I know to be a 3.5 player or 3.0 player, I have only been doing drills with people anywhere from 3.0 - 6.0. I try to talk to some of the players to see where they rate, and the people at 4.0 are definitely better than me. Anyhow, the point of my question is, am I (based on my description) okay to compete one season at 3.0 to see if that is where I should be. I don't wanna be the guy that has intentionally under-rated himself to kick the crap out of the competition....I truly have NO IDEA what rating I should be right now. Thanks for the advice.