Originally Posted by Govnor
Are USTA matches just one gigantic sandbagging convention?
In my experience a lot of the guys that keep complaining about "sandbaggers" are not that good to begin with, but they think they are good so every time someone beats them they call him sandbagger.
You have good 4.0 and you have bad 4.0 and there can be a very big difference between them.
On the other hand, yes from the playoff and on you will see a couple of really good sandbaggers on each team, but IMO it is not something that would really screw the whole system, if any increase the level of everybody. Another thing that happens a lot is that at the playoffs you get teams from different parts of a city and in some of these parts the level could be lower so when they get to the playoff they feel like everybody is a sandbagger.
So, IMHO, sandbagging exist for sure but it is not something THAT bad.