Originally Posted by SJS
Just curious. I've been reading posts on this board for a while and keep seeing references to playing #1, etc. I'm captain of two USTA teams and have been told by league coordinators the last couple of years that they can no longer even suggest that teams be played by order of strength. Even after repeatedly telling my own players that #3 can be just as tough as #1 it still hasn't sunk in. Does your section still have rules regarding order of strength or has this just not filtered down?
Some teams play straight up. Some don't. Being able to stack adds a strategy element, but I personally feel it makes more of the matches competitive if there is a no-stacking rule. I really hate it when I'm playing on the #1 team and I end up facing the #3 team, and the match ends up being a mismatch.