Originally Posted by leaugeCO
You are correct... Typo/unintentional omit on my part (happens a bit as you can see from the one in my user name). Sections/districts (some sections ultimately let the districts decide) have the option on what counts, however they must specifically opt out as the default is to include all tournaments/leagues. The vast majority of the 17 sections do use tournaments however.
Well when you say that sanctioned tournaments definitely do count, but they actually don't in some cases, then there is nothing definite about it at all. The largest section in the USTA, the southern section, does not
count them. That is not exactly a small exception (180,000+ members) wouldn't you agree?. Pacific Northwest also doesn't.
I am getting the picture that you know your local rules very well. The national picture I am not as sure.