Originally Posted by JackB1
that just never happens......
but I agree that mixed CAN be fun with the right participants, but it's definitely an acquired taste.
I've played a mixed gender doubles ladder before, and as a 3.5 guy I end up playing mostly against other 3.5 guys and 4.0 women (unless I overachieve occasionally and get bumped up to the 4.0 guys, to promptly get sent right back down again). Great fun, and gender really isn't an issue at all, people just play tennis and we're all on very close the the same level. It's my favorite league I've managed to be a part of.
If USTA changed mixed so that the woman needed to be rated 0.5 higher than the guys, imo the USTA mixed leagues would just get about 10x more fun.