I would never claim the USTA is perfect, and so I appreciate folks like you who are willing to fight the good fight to make it better for all of us.
But in general I have to agree with what Angle Queen said:
Originally Posted by Angle Queen
It's the abuses of said system, though, that I think are what rankles people most. But bottomline, I think it does what it's supposed to do -- give similarly rated players a competitive match. And I think that remarkable given the number and skill-level ranges of players involved.
Yes, there are some cheaters. Very few, given the number of people playing. The cheating bothers me in principle. In practice, I don't care - my goal in recreational tennis is to enjoy the tennis, not to win the competition of being the best of the worst. At the end of the day, it's the cheaters who have a problem, not me.