Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
"I'm a 3.5 self rate."
That oughtta do it.
I suppose, but it has a peculiar self-importance sound to it even more so than if I actually was USTA rated. And I don't think I've ever encountered an offense taken or further questioning about the USTA. The way I typically frame the answer is "I play in a 3.5 singles league." Absolutely true.