Originally Posted by TennisDawg
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.
I know at my tennis club several times new members have come in stating an inflated ego, the tennis pro then passes along my info, and I waste 90 minutes annihilating the guy. It has happened enough times that I told the club pro he can no longer give members my email.
It has nothing to do with being mystical. It has to do with accurately describing your ability and not wasting other peoples time.