Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
My point is that if you are telling folks that you are a 5.0 (or 4.0 or 4.5) based on what the coaches and directors of your league are telling you and not based on a USTA computer rating . . . well, that is not accurate.
You may in fact have skills that would allow you to be a computer-rated 5.0, but that doesn't mean you should claim to be a 5.0. 'Cause without that actual computer rating, you're just guessing.
Wow, who cares what if the the guy just wants to play tennis? No skin off my back. I play in two singles leagues..non USTA that is. One is called a 4.0 to 4.5 league the other is a 3.5 to 4.0 league. Based on what I know about the NTRP they're more like a 3.5 to 4.0 league and the other is more like 3.0 to 3.5. Some players have computer ratings and some,like me, don't. Having an NTRP rating is not something mystical. I don't know anybody that loses any sleep over it. I figure I'm a 3.5, but when I'm playing I don't think it.