Played against a guy this past weekend in 18+ 4.0 that was very strong. Googled him and found out he went to an NAIA school on a tennis scholarship about 8 years ago. He's in his late 20's now. USTA guidelines show that playing for an unranked NAIA school (I'm assuming it was unranked, but I do not know for sure) if you are between the ages of 26-35 you should be playing 4.5. Then at 36 I guess you'd be able to appeal down to 4.0. Now I guess my question is, are these strictly guidelines? It looks like he did play 4.5 for a little while after college but then stopped playing for about 4 years. He shows up as a 4.0 self rate now. If someone reported him would he be subject to a DQ or would a grievance have to be submitted? Just curious, I will not be filing anything but I wouldn't be surprised if someone from another team did.