Originally Posted by NTRPolice
A D1 player can most definitely self-rate as 5.0, so long as that player isnt considering tennis as a profession. There are a lot of "5.0's" who played D1 college who go on to become something not related to sports.
Per the actual usta self-rate guidelines "Div. 1 unranked college team or player" has a minimum rating of 5.5 up to age 30.(http://assets.usta.com/assets/646/US...oc_13_7372.pdf
) It doesn't matter what their future profession is. Current "Satellite, Futures, Circuit Players" are minimum 6.5 and for former players minimum 6.0 rating up to age 35.
Not to say that these guidelines are enforced to the degree that they should be, but thems the facts man.