> I have been told (and believe it) that the rating process in the
> northeast (NH specifically) has been very lenient during the past
> years or so. I was rated 3.5 approximately 7 years ago.
First of all, I think that you have to be more specific as to what kind
of rating process you are talking about. If it is simply a club rating,
which is what it sounds like, then it is very informal and will not
only vary from state to state but from club to club. Many clubs will
call a 3.5 league a 4.0 league so that all the 3.5 players can satisfy
their vanity and believe that they are playing in a 4.0 league.
NTRP ratings for USTA leagues are a lot more accurate.
If you don't agree with your rating, and want to be allowed to play at
a higher level, I suggest you play on a USTA team and get an
official rating. Even if you are rated officially as a 3.5, you will
probably get rated up to 4.0 if you are dominant in a 3.5 league, or
competitive in a 4.0 league.
If you are not sure how to get into a USTA league, go to
www.usta.com and click on the New England link.
director of tennis
Schenectady Racquet & Fitness
Received on Fri Jul 28 2000 - 22:02:15 CDT