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topspin kid
02-09-2007, 02:24 PM
i am about to start playing tourneys really soon. I havent seen any live ones but will be playing in either L3 or L4s is there anyone that can tell me what i should excpect. with serves,strokes ect. Oh yeah i dont excpect to win my first tournemt i enter but will give it my all.

02-09-2007, 02:34 PM
well...... level 3 and 4 are reaaalllly tough, those are national tournaments and even in the 14's (what i play) you should expect at least 4.5 NTRP quality tennis. IN the 18's probably upwards 5.5-6.0

topspin kid
02-09-2007, 02:35 PM
are you serious because i thought l4 were around 3.5-4.5?

02-09-2007, 02:50 PM
yep, im a solid 3.5, almost 4.0 and play L7's and sometimes L6's. I played a L5 and got blown out 6-0, 6-1. In the 14's

however, this is New England, where do u live?, the standards are different depending on the places. For instance in Socal, there is a much higher standard of tennis than here in NE.

topspin kid
02-09-2007, 02:51 PM
im in charlotte nc. And im going to play in the 16s.

02-09-2007, 07:52 PM
im in charlotte nc. And im going to play in the 16s.

whats ur level

02-09-2007, 07:55 PM
In the M!dwest, where I live, B16s players are 4.5 to 5.5 at best. B18s are 5.0 to 6.5. VERY high standards.

02-10-2007, 03:52 AM
yea start off with something like a L7, this will probably be too easy for you. However, that would start you off with a tourny win, a boost of confidence. Then move down to L6's if you are regularly winning those, L5 ect. ect.

02-10-2007, 09:57 AM
yeah i played a l3 and got blown out.

topspin kid
02-10-2007, 11:26 AM
ok well im trying to play in tourneys around my area first. im about a 3.5-4.0.
on the usta website there are no lvl 7 tourneys so im going to go with from l5 to about l3 and hope i do those well.

02-11-2007, 01:52 PM
well hey man. good luck to you.

jw....where are you?

02-12-2007, 03:17 PM
In florida 16's, everyone has great technique, even in the rookie level. Good luck and even if you do lose remember that you got the chance to play.

02-12-2007, 03:50 PM
4bro where are you in florida?

02-14-2007, 02:45 PM
ha nice man. ill do my thing....and im sure ul do urs. keep it real

02-20-2007, 03:18 PM
whats my ntrp level if i got to the final of a b14 level 5