Before I get a flood of suggestions to have Schmke analyze my stats, I did that and he confirmed my suspicion that I was close to being bumped up two years ago. Then last year was somewhat crappy, but in 2018 I played on three teams (40+ winter 3.0, spring 3.0 and spring 3.5.) My record for 2018 is 14-4 and I played line 1 singles in all my 3.5 matches (8 matches - I only lost one 3.5 match this season) and line 1 doubles or line 1 singles in my 3.0 matches. Tennis Ratings has me at 3.158 and they have me rated as the highest 3.0 player who isn't self-rated in my region. The reason I am seriously considering appealing is this spring I had issues with team of choice not wanting to allow players to play up (based on space available on the team.) I also honestly see it as a respect issue. Our club has a challenge ladder and as I rose in the ladder, some of the 3.5 women flat out refused to play me because I was just a 3.0 in their eyes. (Also they were probably afraid that losing to a 3.0 would be embarrassing.) I did like playing with my 3.0 doubles partner because I adore her as a person, but my captain ended up playing me a bunch of singles instead that was just meh and kind of ridiculous and frustrating. Every time I'd be driving home in my car thinking, I HAVE to get out of the 3.0 space. In my area there aren't 2.5 teams so many of the 3.0 team members are brand new to tennis. So what are the downsides to appeal? If I did appeal I'd do it now because season is over but give enough time for procedures to happen before fall starts.