the way i see it -- in a perfect world, you want to play competitive and fun matches. but the usta, like life, isn't perfect.
i remember when i was a very young tennismonkey getting beat viciously by my elders in league matches. many of whom wore leg braces and had artificial hips and saw 3 times as many winters. it didn't matter that i could run for days and days and could blast the ball faster than they drive their cars. tennis ball don't lie. so i licked my wounds and steadily improved. fast forward 20 years and now i'm the elder league guy and i see it as my mission to beat down the 20-something snots with my old man game honed from years of league play.
it's the circle of life. oppa gangnam league style.