Originally Posted by Govnor
This is one of the reasons I think I would personally have a problem being on a team. If I'm on a team, I want to play. Tennis is not like your average team sport where everyone can be worked in to a game. It's a - you're playing or you're not playing situation. That actually sucks as a "team sport" concept. I'm sure that is not some amazing revelation to anyone here though.
That's why with the teams that I captain (thankfully only (1) this season), I try to put together 1) strong players, 2) good personalities and 3) just enough people to hopefully ensure I never have to default a court.
It's my philosophy that, as you said above, people join a team expecting to play. My goal is to play everyone equally and still be competitive. But I will sacrifice competition for equal play.