Originally Posted by J_R_B
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.
Pretty much this. You have a couple matches against the teams that are stacked with out of level players and then the rest of the season it is pretty fun. I almost wish USTA had 2 separate leagues. A nonadvancing recreational league and one for those chasing after sectional/nationals. But since that is not going to happen, you can enjoy league tennis with the right mindset.