In case you haven't heard, there is a new rule the USTA has implimented nationwide. Read the rule carefully, it's not what it appears to be. For any of you that are on a men's or women's 18+ or 40+ team going to nationals in 2013, good luck trying to find a mixed doubles team in 2014 ! http://www.northern.usta.com/news/important_new_league_move_upsplit_up_rule/ This doesn't mean 3 players from a nationals team are the max that can stick together, it means 3 players from ANY team can play on ANY team... where this really hurts people in mixed doubles leagues. In the PNW section 2014 mixed leagues have already started, and there a lot of players that simply cannot find a team to play on, because of this new rule. There is a change.org petition being put together: http://www.change.org/petitions/usta-adult-league-rules-committee-repeal-rule-2-06a Here is the official reasoning from the USTA National folks: "The move up split up rule is in place to prevent the same teams and players from dominating. National wants to share the national experience with as many players as possible." If the USTA doesn't want the same players to dominate, then maybe they should either fix the computer so more of them get bumped up, or they should change that national championships to a system where we don't even keep score? Why even keep score unless you're there to try to win the matches and the national title? This really puts a big asterisk on the national champions banner, when USTA has to remove folks from the league that were successful the prior year. I thought the NTRP computer system was put in place to police the system. Why should national ignore the hard work of those that do make nationals and essentially kick them out of the league for the next year. This rule goes too far. I think everyone can agree that having to have no more than 3 players from any team is a good idea, but having 3 "nationals players" on any team, when you throw in mixed there is just insane. For something like 7.0 or 8.0 mixed doubles there are 12 mens/womens teams that feed into that league (18+ and 40+), and an average of 12-14 players on a team. That's hundreds of nationals players that qualify each year, and if they happen to be from the same city/district, then it becomes impossible to form enough mixed doubles teams to support the new rule.