Originally Posted by Applesauceman
Also, if you are a 3.0 player, the USTA computer rating is only comparing you to other 3.0 players in your league, not to other 3.0 players in your state, or other 3.0 players in your section, unless you make it to the state level or beyond.
Okay, I can see how the problems occur. If, in comparison to the rest of the country, you're a 3.5 player you could still find yourself demoted to 3.0 if you happen to play in a heavily populated league. Then, if after being demoted you manage to get through to state or national at that lower level you would be considered a sandbagger as your standard is higher than the average outside your league.
Would that be a fair summation?