I've got an idea in mind for a tennis match making system. The system would work under the same premise as the match making system of online chess servers. It will utilize the ELO scoring system, and a website will be maintained for it. The system would work as follows: -Players start with X number of rating points. -To find a match, players will post an online "seek" on a website for all other members to see, which is basically an open invitation to the population for a match. The seek will include information such as date/time, general area/specific tennis court, opponent rating range being sought -Interested opponents will respond to the seek, and the original seeker then confirms the match with a chosen repondent. Upon completion of the match, the winner reports the score. Winner's rating points increase, loser's points will decrease. I think this system is useful because it addresses a couple problems with general ladders and "hitlists" -removes the burden/shyness factor of asking specific players for matches -addresses inherent need of tennis players to be rated and compared with others. Players will be motivated to seek and respond to matches in order to improve their ratings. Higher level players won't mind playing weaker players because it will allow them to hoard points. In addition such a system is flexible, even moreso than flex leagues because no real commitment is required from players. They basically seek and respond at their convenience. That's a general overview. Do you folks think such an idea would fly? I'm thinking of suggesting it to the local tennis body which already has an ELO rating in place and a fairly large membership of players.