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    Only 1 singles for Nationals 40+ :(

    Yeah, not as much urgency down here since our 40+ leagues won't start until February. Although registration opens up in December I think. I wonder how other Areas in Georgia are going to handle this. Most of them already play the 2/3 format. I'm betting they go to the new 1/3 format for league...
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    Only 1 singles for Nationals 40+ :(

    I received confirmation from USTA Atlanta that we are going to stay with the 1/4 format through City Finals and will then go to the new 1/3 format at State and beyond.
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    Yet Another 2020 Rule Change - Grievances Against Captains of DQ'd Players

    Is this how the previous rule was worded? This is what appears for Atlanta in the 2020 rules section. Wondering if they just didn't change it or decided against enforcing the new rule.
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    Yet Another 2020 Rule Change - Grievances Against Captains of DQ'd Players

    Also what happens if the grievance is upheld?
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    Yet Another 2020 Rule Change - Grievances Against Captains of DQ'd Players

    Would this be going forward from now or would past seasons count? There is a team who always has one or two self rates incorrectly rate each season so they can win at 4.0. He's had 3 players DQ'ed in the past 24 months.
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    Only 1 singles for Nationals 40+ :(

    Still no word from Southern/GA/Atlanta about this topic. But our 40+ season will not start until February of next year so perhaps they are just going to wait until then.
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    Only 1 singles for Nationals 40+ :(

    Yep, and you never see league fees go down with a cut in play.
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    USTA League Nationals start in four days

    Just stating the facts whether you choose to believe it or not. I've played against a team that went to Nationals and 100% know that the people on that team sandbag and tank matches to stay at that level.
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    USTA League Nationals start in four days

    I guarantee if you look at just the participants at Nationals it's a heck of a lot higher than 1%. If team doesn't have several members playing under level then they wouldn't have gotten there in the first place. If a team does have all people at level then they aren't going to have a chance...
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    USTA League Nationals start in four days

    Where I've seen this happen they normally self rate at say 4.0 in the Fall. Then play two meaningless matches to get their computer rating so that the next year they can do whatever they want without the fear of being DQ'ed. Then after that year they are put at the proper level. That is what...
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    Only 1 singles for Nationals 40+ :(

    I'm wondering what Southern, well more specifically Georgia will do with these new rules. They've petitioned before about keeping the 1/4 format when USTA wanted everyone to go to the 2/3 and won. It might get confusing to play the 1/4 format for league play, switch to 2/3 for State/Sectionals...
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    USTA League Nationals start in four days

    Just last year at Nationals there was a guy on the Southern team that should have been a 5.0 rated playing 4.0 tennis. After Nationals he did get double bumped up to 5.0 where he belonged. So some people do play two levels below where they should be whether you've ever seen it or not.
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    Normal for winner to get fresh can of balls from loser?

    It still amazes me the number of people who act clueless about having to fork over a new can of balls (provided they didn't open a can to start the match) when they lose. I think most are just butt hurt sore losers. This past weekend we were at home and my partner opened a can. We won and...
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    Headed Nationals.... needs some travel tips

    Yeah, I think about 90% of the bags carried on wouldn't fit into what they suggest but it's not enforced that much. I do have a feeling if I brought my 6 pack Babolat bag it would get turned down and I'd have to check it. I guess if I ever do have to fly with my sticks I'll be getting some...
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    Headed Nationals.... needs some travel tips

    Do they really allow a tennis bag as a carry on? I'm almost certain my tennis bag is taller than my normal carry on suitcase and it's on the bigger size for carry ons. Or are people using the backpack style racket bags instead of a racket shaped bag?
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