Originally Posted by usta2050
How many matches do I have to lose to move from let's say 4.5 to 4.0?
I am planning on a 0-8 record this year for the 18 and over leagues. Is that enough?
Wow. Seriously? Tanking and attempting to game ratings is an exercise in futility. It not only speaks to your character but you are also ruining the fun for everyone hoping for competitive and enjoyable match play. I love competition and love to be challenged. I play tournaments because they are simple and seem to be more free of this sort of nonsense. If you want to win how about you practice more and try to learn from your matches. Hell-take a private lesson or two. Or take up say miniature golf.