MCKINNEY — The Courts at McKinney unveiled a digital sign outside its facility in McKinney today that will keep everyone abreast of the time since there has been an NTRP ratings DQ at the facility.
“We keep getting questions about player DQs, character and behavior and we want to let people know that we haven’t witnessed anything bad at The Courts since Tuesday” said Matt Hanlin, Director at the Courts, of the captain and team that is heavily favored to win the Qualifying Tournament. “There hasn’t been a single ratings abuse accusation since Sunday. It’s been great. Then again, it was a Holiday weekend.”
Hanlin and other McKinney Tennis staffers have been going out of their way since Sunday to tell the DTA and Todd Reed that The Courts at McKinney and Ranganath Kanchi are behaving and working hard with computer rated ringers instead of self rated ringers. But they hope the sign will illustrate that point and answer the question before the DTA or USTA Texas even enters the facility.
“I see it as both a service to the Dallas Tennis Community and as a way for us to boast that maybe our pick of players and ratings wasn’t so foolish after all.” said Captain Ranganath Kanchi.
The team stressed that the sign’s clock will only reset after tanking or ratings accusations are investigated by policy. Unofficial ratings inquires or serious allegations that don’t draw NTRP police inquiries will not affect the running tally of days.
Kanchi said he appreciates the sign. “I see it has enough space for two digits,” he said. “I really appreciate their faith in me.”
The Courts started the sign’s “clock” at zero because, according to a team spokesman: “We didn’t really want to look too much into things and find out if maybe there’s been some recent stuff, you know? We’re content with our current impression that there haven’t been any new incidents and we’ll just start it today. We’ve found that Dallas tennis whiners can be extremely biased in their recollections of events.”