While I do believe that the USTA has great intentions and they also do some great things for tennis, There have been a few things about the organization that have bothered me over the years. (Thanks in advance for letting me rant) 1. The change from 3 full sets to a 10 point tiebreak. When this change occurred a few years ago. I was told by several USTA coordinators and officials that it was completely about time. The on site coordinators were complaining about having to sit there all day and it was getting harder to find people willing to give up a weekend. I understand this but the players were never given a choice in the matter. I have been active in softball, golf and bowling in my earlier years and in each of those leagues, the dues-paying members were recognized as the lifeblood of the organization and it's sole reason for being. Rule changes were never forced upon us without the consent of the league members. 2. Different rules for different sections. I had a friend who played on a combo team that made it to Sectionals a few years ago at the 7.5 level. In his state, the players on a doubles court had to be within 2 levels of each other, meaning a 4.0 and a 3.5 could play together. One of the states competing at the sectionals allowed any combination as long as it equaled 7.5 Some teams at this same sectional tournament allowed 20 on a roster while other states forced the teams to cap at a much lower number. That always seemed wrong to me. 3. Turning a blind eye to lying on self-rating form. There have been several (5 or 6) incidences where players with recent college tennis experience have either lied or did not fill out the self rate form at all. One guy played at a D1 level 3 years prior and started at the 3.5 level. He played the minimum local matches with a weaker teammate and played at about 50%. He never lost a set at state at singles. 4. The ref was right there! In one match I watched a ref was called to the court because of a foot fault complaint. He was watching the match from an elevated position when one of the players called two shots in a row out to win the match. The shots were not even close to being out. One was 2 inches behind the service line with a speed of about 25mph, The second was 3 feet inside the baseline dead center of the court. When the player looked to the ref for help for obvious cheating he simply said "Nothing I can do...You didn't complain about or ask me to watch the lines". Any USTA ref should be allowed to call someone on an obvious repetitive flagrant disregard for the rules. Other than that, the USTA is great! 4.