I got an interesting email from a USTA administrator. She said USTA is trying to determine why players stop playing USTA, calling it the "Lapsed Player Initiative." She asked me why a specific player I had captained no longer plays. I responded with the lady's reasons (due to a bad back, she cannot play on hard courts and so plays only for her country club team). How about it? What are the specific reasons that specific teammates have stopped playing USTA entirely? **Note: Let's not have yet another gripe session about "Why I hate USTA!" or "Every Bad Thing That Has Ever Happened To Me Playing USTA!"** Let's limit ourselves to specific people and why they stopped USTA after having played for a while. Here's a list off the top of my head: Nancy -- too busy with work Nina -- hurt her knee skiing; can't play tennis anymore Meg -- got pregnant and can't be away at night Cara -- works during the day and doesn't want to play 9 pm matches Diana -- tore up her shoulder serving; hasn't played following surgery Shelley -- feels pressure to win; doesn't enjoy competition in general Rose, Paula, Mary, Jill -- married to foreign service employees; returned to their home countries Lola -- lost her job Anyone else??