NTRP Grievance

brettatk

Semi-Pro
Have you ever filed a NTRP grievance against someone? If so, does that info stay private or does the person get to see who filed it and why it was filed?
 

J_R_B

Hall of Fame
Have you ever filed a NTRP grievance against someone? If so, does that info stay private or does the person get to see who filed it and why it was filed?
In Middle States, the other captain gets a chance to file a response before the grievance committee makes a decision, so, yes, they know who filed it and why. It should be that way everywhere.
 

navigator

Hall of Fame
The entire notion of being upset about someone being "too good" - regardless of the level they're claiming - simply confounds me. It's just rec tennis and there's no money at stake... I don't think I'll ever understand it.
 

blakesq

Hall of Fame
well, If I were a 3.0 player in a USTA match a 25 year old ex college player who is at a minimum a 5.0, claims to be 3.0, I think that would make me feel like he is cheating the system, and I would file a grievance. But if I am a 4.0 player, and my opponent is "arguably" playing at a 4.5 level, while claiming to be a 4.0, I would generally try to enjoy the tennis lesson and not file a grievance, because reasonable people could disagree on the bounds of 4.0 v 4.5 skill levels.

The entire notion of being upset about someone being "too good" - regardless of the level they're claiming - simply confounds me. It's just rec tennis and there's no money at stake... I don't think I'll ever understand it.
 

navigator

Hall of Fame
^^ I just wouldn't care... I'd take the a55kicking and move on. In fact, I'd probably pity the guy. What kind of person would get joy out of beating people far below their own level... it's beyond me.
 

Doc Hollidae

Hall of Fame
Haven't filed a grievance, but had a few filed against a team I captained 5-6 years ago. USTA disclosed the team and name of the person that filed the grievance. He was a local lawyer and lost both grievances. Made winning the appeal even better knowing he was a lawyer and I'm not lol.
 

chatt_town

Hall of Fame
The entire notion of being upset about someone being "too good" - regardless of the level they're claiming - simply confounds me. It's just rec tennis and there's no money at stake... I don't think I'll ever understand it.
Most of the time it's poor sportsmanship on behalf of the person that filed. I've been on teams where the captain filed in alta and usta based on they thought our players were too good for the league we were in. Never mind the fact we won 5 and 5 or 4 and 4. That's what really makes people look stupid. They are just sore ass losers for the most part. I've had my ass whipped by guys I knew shouldn't have been playing...I just took it and dished it back out to the next person I played.
 

brettatk

Semi-Pro
Thanks for the information. There's a team in our division who won City last Summer that had two players get DQ'ed before the season was over. Not very smart on their part, now they can't take either to State or beyond. I just saw they added a guy that plays in Open Doubles Tournaments (although Non Sanctioned) and does well. He also hasn't ever lost a USTA match outside of a tournament. He got bumped to 4.5 back in 2014 and won all his matches there as well. I guess he hasn't played since and his rating has dropped back down to 4.0. I'm not sure how something like that happens. I could understand if he hadn't played for 5+ years. So it's not illegal at all and the guy hasn't played the system like some do. It's just case where he'll obviously be playing below his capable level. Not sure why people get off on doing that kind of thing.
I was just curious of the process. I do agree that the accuser should have the right to know who and why the grievance was filed. If you don't want them to know then you shouldn't file one.
 
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cknobman

Legend
Nutt up, file the grievance, and don't worry whether the person you file it against will find out or not.

If they did something worth filing for then they should know its coming already.
 
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