Last year was my first year playing USTA at 3.5 I went 5 - 3 and for the most part it looks like I am going to be a computer rated 3.5 this year. The thing about that though is I was coming back into the sport after taking a 10ish year layoff, I was 250 lbs and had very bad arthritic ankles. At the end of this year I am 212 lbs, I am moving better than I have in the last 7 or 8 years and I recently beat 3 weaker 4.0's in non USTA league play. I have contacted a few captains from last years 3.5 league and there is some interest, though not much (what a bummer). I have also been asked if perhaps I would want to play 4.0 I really want to have a dominate year in 3.5 this year, and was wondering if playing 4.0 concurrently could affect my status as a 3.5 player? What do you think? Thanks!