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    Playing in 2022 leagues with a 2019 rating?

    Seems like the ratings would be more accurate if everyone played up.
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    DQ at Sectionals

    You’re ignoring the amount of work we all put in to have leagues in our area. They don’t just magically appear from the USTA. We have to generate interest in the players in our area and get them to sign up on teams.I wish you the best in getting others to sign up in your area.
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    Playing in 2022 leagues with a 2019 rating?

    Fall non advancing leagues counting toward ratings is the dumbest idea on USTA. It's basically giving people a blank check to cheat.
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    Worst Team Tennis Scandal Ever - Welcome to Tennessee

    That SC is strong. Maybe national champion caliber.
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    Self Rates and Appeal Downs

    Yes. I played a 4.5 as a 3.5 and it was miserable. It should be obvious that would be more likely to happen in your scenario where you're talking about rating averaging. You never seem to look at the second and third level effects of your argument. Yes, there isn't an incentive to play 3.01...
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    Worst Team Tennis Scandal Ever - Welcome to Tennessee

    Can’t wait to see how this TN v SC match shakes out once tennislink updates.
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    Self Rates and Appeal Downs

    You seem unable to understand, what do you do if none of your bad players can play? Then you have all these good players who you can’t average underneath your arbitrary threshold? You would have to have 20-25 players on a roster under your system to ensure you had enough players to average.
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    Self Rates and Appeal Downs

    You’re going to have fewer teams. People like myself have no interest in getting beat up on by players two levels above me nor do I want to waste my time beating up on players two levels below me.
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    Self Rates and Appeal Downs

    Sure they could, but you just have to accept it would ruin the local leagues which is what the majority of players pay the USTA for each year. Most of us don't need our rating to 100th point to know if I'm better than Dave who also plays at my club.
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    Self Rates and Appeal Downs

    But that isn't the purpose of the ratings. You continue to ignore that reality. The ratings exist so when I show up to play a match against someone from another club or town that we are relatively similar. If you know two people, there is no need for a rating. You'll know how good each player...
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    Self Rates and Appeal Downs

    Why wouldn't you just base your opinion on how they actually played against each other?
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    Self Rates and Appeal Downs

    I mean this in the nicest way possible, but averaging the ratings of a team is literally the worst possible option. It would be worse than just getting rid of ratings and having teams.
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    Any D3 Eligibility Experts?

    I've tried to look it up, but confused about the graduate student situation. I just started graduate school after a few years out of undergrad. My understanding is that you have 10 semester to play at the D3 level so the gap wouldn't matter. But there may be a difference for graduate students...
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    Self Rates and Appeal Downs

    He did the 1,0 or 0,0 to 4 other guys at the tournament. So what you’re saying could be true, but the fact it happened over and over means it wasn’t just the random outlier you’re suggesting.
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    Self Rates and Appeal Downs

    How often do you realistically get these matchups within a level? Probably not often. And when they do occur, both players probably know they’re at two extreme ends of the spectrum. The problem is when I go to districts as a 3.64, and I lose 1,0 to a 3.5. That probably shouldn’t happen.
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    Self Rates and Appeal Downs

    Yeah I understand this. Teams you win on are always fun. I’ve been blessed to win districts twice without blatant cheating. I wonder if they would have been as much fun though if we cheated as much as the NOHO teams to where every time I stepped on the court I knew I would win.
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    Drop shot in league singles, just got abused for using it...

    There are few thing more annoying than someone trying to win the warmup.
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    Self Rates and Appeal Downs

    There are often shenanigans that go along with the best "A" players.
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    Coach Aggressively Accusing Player Of Giving Lessons..

    No. Why are you arguing something that's already been decided and not relevant to the discussion with the OP?
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    Coach Aggressively Accusing Player Of Giving Lessons..

    Yes. This is normal but not what happened in the OP.
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    Coach Aggressively Accusing Player Of Giving Lessons..

    Generally the fees are a way to assist the cost of maintaining the courts.
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    Coach Aggressively Accusing Player Of Giving Lessons..

    If this is truly just a once in a million occurrence where a 5.0 met up to hit with two 3.5s then there is no violation. But in your OP you made the claim it should be ok to pay for coaching if you want to and the other coach should mind his business. That is what we are discussing. It isn’t ok...
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    Coach Aggressively Accusing Player Of Giving Lessons..

    Troll? I literally said that in my very first comment in this thread.
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    Coach Aggressively Accusing Player Of Giving Lessons..

    But if he did hire the guy. He broke the rules.
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    Coach Aggressively Accusing Player Of Giving Lessons..

    What are you talking about? If they actually hired him they did in fact break the rules.
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    Coach Aggressively Accusing Player Of Giving Lessons..

    If it had been 1 v 1 it very well could have just been two people practicing together. As is the case when you’ve joined one other party to the court. But I seriously doubt you and a partner ever go to the court to play singles, then just start hitting with a random guy instead of playing with...
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    Coach Aggressively Accusing Player Of Giving Lessons..

    I’m going to give you a second to re look at his story and the examples. Come back when you notice the key difference between your example and his story.
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    Coach Aggressively Accusing Player Of Giving Lessons..

    This is likely what happened with the OP. Two players go to a tennis court to hit with each other and suddenly just start hitting with a third guy giving them "tips"? Seems fishy.
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    Coach Aggressively Accusing Player Of Giving Lessons..

    This is a lot of work instead of just admitting you are wrong. I can’t even imagine how you respond when someone calls you out for hooking them.
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    Coach Aggressively Accusing Player Of Giving Lessons..

    We are discussing the if statement on the final two lines. Again, are you intentionally ignoring that?
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