Originally Posted by SteveI
Yuppers.. that is what the USTA leagues always are all about. The only way to move forward (sectionals.. nationals) is to find a ringer(s) that are sandbagging for various reasons. Not getting my money, time or effort. While it is true that the USTA has the best intentions.. it just does not work.
It doesn't work only if your only goal is to win sectionals or nationals. There's plenty of fun at the local league level where you just chalk up the matches against the ringers as a good experience against good players and have fun playing the matches.