Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
Craigs list is not the universe.
Bottom line: Be as honest as you can. If your rating is not official, just say that.
Sorry to be such a stickler, but there is enough misinformation and kvetching about sandbagging etc without having people muddy the waters more by saying they are 4.0 when it is based on what their pro told them, or the country club rating conversion chart, or a home grown algorithm.
USTA is also not the universe. If someone is not playing USTA, how can he sandbag a USTA tournament? Why does it matter to you at all? Many people have real jobs and do not want to promise that they will be available at a certain time and then not show up. When I played WTT a few years ago, I said I would play home matches only. Many don't have the time or like to travel to other clubs.