I know that there are many board contributors that play league tennis in NorCal. I am interested in your opinions about the recent scandal in the Men's 4.0 Nationals. I know and play with several of these guys at Clubsport Fremont. Given the amount of sandbagging and recruiting that goes on at the 4.0 level by certain captains, none of what has transpired is shocking. I think it was just a matter of time before this whole situation blew up! I doubt seriously that the USTA has the guts to do anything about this, but time will tell. I personally have been asked by captains to try and get my rating down to 4.0. What a joke! I have played league since 1999 and have always been around the top of the 4.5's. I know several 4.5's whose stated desire is to get their rating down at any means and go to Nationals at the 4.0 level. I find this type of behaviour to be reprehensible. I want everyone to know who this is coming from. My name is Joe Grech. I coach at Chabot College in Hayward. I play at Clubsport almost every day and can be reached at 510-651-8653 or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once again, I would like the players in NorCal to sound off about this and any other gripe you have with the USTA and or captains, etc.