Originally Posted by beernutz
I'm enjoying playing 40+ this fall immensely because I have yet to play a self-rated 19 year old former #1 for his high school or a self rated 23 year old former junior college player like I did last season in 18+. My experience has been that the biggest problem with self-rated sandbaggers is young people and in the 40+ league I have yet to encounter even one self-rated player, much less a self-rated sandbagger.
It happens, but I agree that it is a lot less frequent. I have seen self rates in their 40s that are former college players or players that play regularly but are not USTA members. Among the young crowd you get the self rated sandbaggers and among the older crowd you tend to get more of the rating manipulators.