Another great job by the USTA in informing people about the new ranking system. I am as plugged into this stuff as possible and I had no idea about it. You can debate the pros and cons of the change -- I think it was done to get the academy kids higher rankings. What's done is done -- my issue is that as of right now the 2012 rankings are based on tournament results in 2012 (with generally lower points for a given result) and 2011 rankings (with higher ranking points). So if you have a lot of points in 2011 this works to your advantage in a big way. It makes it almost impossible to work your way into a National Open because you just cannot get enough points from local tournaments. Does anyone know anything more about this? I sent emails to USTA but of course did not get an answer.