Hi All: I just completed a club mens doubles league (4.0) where you played with and against different partners each week. To me, the league was just for fun and social in nature and I used it to work on different aspects of my game. I won far more times than I lost. Going into the 2nd to last match, my partner advised me that we needed to beat the other team badly, because I was in 5th place and if we did really well, I could move into 2nd or 3rd place and play in the championship match the following week. Well we won three out of three sets easily and when I came to the club for the last week, the league director was there and advised me and the 3 other guys in my match that we would be playing the championship match for trophies (I assumed the winning team would win the trophies-wrong!). Well, everyone took the match seriously because, it was for trophies. My partner and I won and when we stepped off the court, the director made some calculations, and I did not win the trophy. There was no way to win because although we won in straight sets, one of the guys on the other team was well ahead in the standings and my partner was also ahead of me in the standings by 0.001% or something like that. I really didn't care about winning the trophy other than to bring it home to show my 5 year old who wins trophies all the time just for participating in her activities. (That is I have had my share of USTA and club tournament trophies anyway at the 4.5 and 5.0 level ). The bottom line was that it was the most fun and competitive match of the season. The question, though is what is your feeling about leagues where the percentage of games won or total games won is given more importance than winning more sets and the match?-for example, you could be considered to win if you lose to the other team 6-0 , 4-6, 4-6 ( you won 14 games and your opponent won only 12) but you really lost the match!