Interesting scenario in my area: A player self rated as a 3.0 for our local league (non-USTA league). The player had high school experience, but no college. He was good enough as an adult that he won all of his matches at 3.0 and was dq'd, and bumped to 3.5. The next season, this player signs up for a USTA membership and self rates as a 3.0. He signs up for a 6.5 combo team, and is winning all of his matches with the 3.5 he's playing with. 1. Do you think the player was being dishonest registering for USTA as a 3.0? 2. Do you consider this cheating? 3. Can you think of any reason this player might have (in his mind) to justify rating himself as a 3.0 in USTA? 4. Would you protest this player if you were on an opposing team?