Originally Posted by icarus180
I've just signed up for USTA membership and I'm asked to self-rate. I plan to play 4.5 doubles, but also want to cut my teeth in some 4.0 singles tournaments. If I self-rate at 4.0, can I still enter doubles tournaments at 4.5? Will I be able to play 4.0 singles and 4.5 doubles in the same tournament?
Sorry if I've missed similar questions on the forum.
Yes, this is perfectly fine for tournaments. Just don't do it in leagues if you are planning to play leagues as well, since your 4.5 league matches can be strikes against your 4.0 rating in league play.