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    Toxic co-captain, what to do?

    If an organ in your body gets diagnosed with cancer, are you going to try to carry on with the cancer?
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    Response to NRTP grievance request

    Grievance rules only allow captains, coordinators, or member of a championship committee to file. Any team captain considering filing an NTRP grievance must always reflect on whether they live in a glass house. Teams that habitually are in the running to advance, usually do.
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    Self rated 3 strikes question

    Indeed. It is possible one or more of her 3.5 strikes are actually 4.0 strikes. All that is certain is she will be no lower than 3.5 at year-end. She may get promoted to 4.0 at that time. Granted if that happens, she should never have been rated 3.0.
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    Non-Appealable NTRP Dynamic Rating Disqualification?

    Correct. This is basic math at work. The DQ'd player must have been paired with lower rated guys, struck out, and is now without recourse to appeal. Sometimes the math stinks and there are victims of circumstances, but this has no where else to go.
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    How Will This Be Decided?

    In Chicago, it will come down to the district rules. They do not remove a team from the standings. Their league chair and coordinator will be the ones to ask.
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    Playing 7.0 mixed as a 4.0

    Best advice: Quit playing 7.0 mixed. Unless your partner is improperly rated, it will be a constant source of frustration. Mixed leagues allow a 1.0 difference so more off court couples can play together. No one else in his or her right mind should endure such suffering.
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    Trip report from 18+ NTRP Nationals (Doubles) @ Naples

    Hopefully an addendum to this story is "I was grateful to have this last chance as a 3.5 and know I'm where I need to be at the 4.0 level."
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    Captains being discouraged from stacking in plus flights

    The rule should be universal. In any league, a lower rated player should not be allowed on a higher court than players at level.
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    2018 YE Ratings Hype Thread

    For a medical appeal to be approved, the injury must be permanent and debilitating. Many people think, "Oh, I'm hurt...I can't play at my current level so I'll file." These do not get through. There was a somewhat amusing video a few years back about needing to lose an arm or leg to have a...
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    2018 YE Ratings Hype Thread

    There are no human appeals. The auto-denial is final. USTA does not listen to extenuating circumstances. Matches after 10/28 of this year go to 2019 year-end ratings. It is possible to play 3 or more matches and not generate a new rating. If you played a self-rate, it is possible he or she...
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    2018 YE Ratings Hype Thread

    When the year-end ratings come out, the date next to your NTRP Level: #.# will change to 12/31/2018. It currently reads 2017 for those who received a computer rating at the end of last year. This appears on either the USTA League or Tournament tabs of course only after you've logged into the...
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    2018 YE Ratings Hype Thread

    How can one know a section made additional adjustments if players are not told regardless if they get bumped or dumped by the computer?
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    2018 YE Ratings Hype Thread

    In TennisLink, click "Advanced Search" under Find NTRP Rating Info. Use the drop downs to satisfy your quest for knowledge. No one is able to see the actual NTRP ratings. Only USTA National can change ratings. A state or section coordinator cannot make modifications. National has at times...