Originally Posted by JavierLW
I dont agree with the part about ratings being like in other sports. They are "skill" ratings, not rankings. So you cant go by wins and loses.
But I do agree with you that the benchmark players should be at the Local Level. If you read the NTRP chart and the description of the various levels, the people that move on to the advanced levels are way off of that.
I agree that they're skill ratings. Unfortunately, there's no way to measure that, so all we're left with is wins and losses.
Which is, I think how it should be. We all WANT to play pretty, power tennis. But the fact of the matter is there's more than one way to win, and you need to learn how to adapt your preferred style to counter all of them.