Originally Posted by Rabbit
Wait, how in the world do you get McEnroe, John P. McEnroe, is a 5.5? The first thing the guidelines say is that they don't apply to professionals. The NTRP ratings are like handicaps in golf. McEnroe competed in two ATP doubles events last year winning one. This alone means he still has a 7.0+ rating which means that you don't need a rating.
Remember, the rating system is meant to insure that you are competitive among a group of players. That's why you can't play down.
What happens if they get fat and out of shape?