I play in the northeast and the weather outside has not been conducive to tennis since October. I play in a couple indoor contracts which are nice, but I have been playing against the same 4-5 guys for 6 months. I was bored. Well, today was a balmy 48 degrees at 9:30 this morning. I would never have played outside today except this was USTA, and it was a chance to play someone new. That is it ... there are lots of things I dislike about the USTA, but the one thing they do well is the one thing I pay for: The USTA provides me with easy access to new, local players near my ability level.