I knew I would get goobers goat with my post. Lol. Bot if lowest level of usta play is essentially 3.5 and there is no rule restricting the number of out of level players then the level of play will be lowered. In the PMW ted are limited to 50 percent out if level players on a team. Here in AZ I have seen 4.0 teams with 75 to 80 percent 3.5 players. That brings all players at that level down.
Just based mere number of players and also national championship results the level of play is higher in WA state. Plus you have to be farore dedicated to get court time plus pay $30 for an hour and a quarter!0