I'm taking the top half of my 5.5 combo team and I'm adding 3.0 and 3.5 players. This is proving difficult. It is hard to get 3.5 women to agree to come for a try-out. Yet we've seen self-rated 3.5 women who couldn't compete with my players at all and so are really 3.0. Plus, I'm finding that some players find the word "try-out" objectionable. I try to call them "meetings," or "practices," but still I have had 3.0s cancel foursomes with us if the word "try-out" is used. Do your teams ever take players without hitting with them first? Is there some other way to get new players other than having these one-hour foursomes with them, as this is getting quite time-consuming, not to mention the horror of finding indoor court time in winter? Once someone is on the team, I commit that players get their fair share of matches, so I can't just let anybody with a racquet join the team.