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cereal
04-28-2007, 06:35 PM
This is the Official Thread of the Texas Junior Section!

Talk about anything! Rankings,Tournaments,Locations in Texas!

Hewitt Aussie
04-28-2007, 09:27 PM
Hey, i am a champs player, i have only won one match in champs. I have only played 2 tournaents though. My name is James Decelis and i am from the woodlands, texas.

mhstennis100
04-29-2007, 11:03 AM
I made it to 14 champs but I aged up to 16s in march. I made it to the semis in the march and april zats so hopefully I'll be back to champs soon. I'm from Houson btw.

ibringtheHEAT
04-29-2007, 11:37 AM
I'm 15, just aged up from 14's....I was a Champ in 14's, and now I'm a ZAT in 16's I haven't played a 16's tournament yet though. I live in The Woodlands.

cereal
04-29-2007, 03:21 PM
16 super A draw Im 14 turning 15 soon decided to play up and did really good int he past couple of tournaments and got all the way upto A draw!

lol
its funny cause I thought I was a horrible player but maybe theres hope.

tenniskid3119
04-29-2007, 03:37 PM
turning 15 tomorrow. played one 16's zat and made it to the semis. only played 2 14's zats and did ok in those. but im in one next weekend, that i'll probrably win.

mhstennis100
04-29-2007, 03:50 PM
tenniskid, what city are you from? I'm playing in the zat next weekend too so tell me how you did.

weeman123
05-02-2007, 04:26 PM
Im from Texas and Im a 16's Super Champ A Draw

tenniskid3119
05-02-2007, 04:44 PM
tenniskid, what city are you from? I'm playing in the zat next weekend too so tell me how you did.


im in the Tyler zat.

ibringtheHEAT
05-02-2007, 04:54 PM
my friends playin the tyler tournament also.

Chris Templeton

tenniskid3119
05-02-2007, 04:58 PM
my friends playin the tyler tournament also.

Chris Templeton

he's in my bracket. are you in it?

cereal
05-02-2007, 05:14 PM
Im from Texas and Im a 16's Super Champ A Draw

seriously?

ibringtheHEAT
05-02-2007, 05:36 PM
he's in my bracket. are you in it?

nope, couldn't get my parents to trip it out there.

good luck against him, he's got a huge serve and pretty decent groundstokes.

tenniskid3119
05-02-2007, 05:40 PM
nope, couldn't get my parents to trip it out there.
good luck against him, he's got a huge serve and pretty decent groundstokes.

why didnt you get a ride with him?

ibringtheHEAT
05-02-2007, 05:58 PM
why didnt you get a ride with him?

He drives, and I can't ride with him...

Parents are paranoid about me riding with other teenagers.

mhstennis100
05-02-2007, 06:02 PM
I'm playing the Deer Park zat.

cereal
05-02-2007, 06:44 PM
to all of you! good luck at all the zats!

I myslef am playing scmz dallas on the 14th in weekend anyone else playing?

mhstennis100
05-02-2007, 06:59 PM
A couple of kids I hit with are going up to dallas for it. I think most are in 18's but a few are in 16s.

kingbishop
05-03-2007, 06:01 AM
Hello people... my name is Vince Jaramillo

I was in 16 champs last august, then i had a little back injury around november, and picked back up again around begining of january... unfortuanatley my b-day is may 2, so i didnt have enough time to super up, therefor i have been moved down to 18 zat.

I live in near dallas.

I play alot of tennis, and i am pretty confident in winning my first zat in june.

Im am sure i am the equivlant to a decent 18's champ.

Newayz

Howdy

lol

ibringtheHEAT
05-03-2007, 12:21 PM
I've got a friend in the Deer Park zat also. Byron Franco, he's a pretty good player.

Good luck to all.

Mr Korny
05-03-2007, 03:53 PM
I'm an 18's boys Supers, I won my first 18's champs a couple months ago after aging up and havent been able to play many tournaments since...

ibringtheHEAT
05-03-2007, 03:54 PM
Welcome. What part of TX are you in?

cereal
05-04-2007, 03:45 PM
;) we should have a supers club;)

tenniskid3119
05-06-2007, 12:51 PM
i won consolation in my zat in tyler. :D :mrgreen:
1st round: lost 6-2, 6-2
consolation 2nd round: won 6-2, 5-7, 10-2
consolation quarters: won 6-1, 6-2
consolation semis: won 6-0, 6-3
consolation finals: won 6-2, 6-0

ibringtheHEAT
05-06-2007, 03:15 PM
Good job Mack........hehehe

C'mon though, seeded 5th and lost in the 1st round =[ I'm dissapointed

tenniskid3119
05-06-2007, 03:20 PM
hey! i played one bad match. I saw your buddy play. he can crush his first serve but it never went in.

ibringtheHEAT
05-06-2007, 03:30 PM
Yeah...he has two types of playing styles: 1. Going for a winner on every shot, and serving bombs that don't land on target. and 2. Playing control/consistency and hitting slice serves He usually goes for number 1 though, he may be trying to make up for something. ;)

Anyways good job, how many more points do you need to champ up?


PS: You should have seen his serve when he used his Pure Drive......He's using a K95 now to tone it down.

tenniskid3119
05-06-2007, 03:35 PM
i have 32. so i need 33 more points cause they bumped it up to 65 to champ up.

ibringtheHEAT
05-06-2007, 03:36 PM
i have 32. so i need 33 more points cause they bumped it up to 65 to champ up.

Yeah, but that's just 3 matches in the main draw (I think?)

Good luck to you.

I've yet to play a tournament in 16's....Aged up in January =/

I'll try and get 2 or 3 in this summer.

mhstennis100
05-06-2007, 05:24 PM
I played pretty well but I had to play some amazing kid in the quarters.
won first round 7-6 6-4
won second round 3-6 61 10-8
lost quarters 4-6 2-6

I've got 40 points now so I need a final to champ up.

ibringtheHEAT
05-06-2007, 06:16 PM
good job mhs.

mhstennis100
05-06-2007, 06:30 PM
This was the hardest draw I've ever had. In my last 2 zats the first 2 rounds were so easy (6-0 6-1 kind of matches). In this one all 3 kids were good. The kid I lost to was on his school's varsity (I think klein but I can't remember)

ibringtheHEAT
05-06-2007, 06:39 PM
Yeah, once my ankles back to 100% I'm curious to see how 16's is. I haven't played USTA since December when I was in 14's...

I'm not playing til' July though, physical therapy is over on May 25th, but I need about a month to get back my 'skills'

I've heard that the 16's isn't much different, the kids just hit harder and are less consistent.

Does that sum it up well?

tenniskid3119
05-06-2007, 06:49 PM
Yeah, once my ankles back to 100% I'm curious to see how 16's is. I haven't played USTA since December when I was in 14's...

I'm not playing til' July though, physical therapy is over on May 25th, but I need about a month to get back my 'skills'

I've heard that the 16's isn't much different, the kids just hit harder and are less consistent.

Does that sum it up well?


what happened man?! your all beat up.

its not that much different, just occasionally you'll get somebody who hits a ginormous serve and hits everything hard and IN. but other than that its just like 14's;)

ibringtheHEAT
05-06-2007, 07:09 PM
Football happened.......I used to play on the line and then I got hit real hard and all my weight (about 260lbs at the time) went onto my right ankle and I was out for about 3 months. I decided to quit football and take up tennis again ( I played in jr. high) So I made the tennis team while doing physical therapy to get my ankle back, and was only able to play 3 tournaments. I'm also trying to get back down in weight so that I can move around a little quicker. I'm at 6'0 about 190lbs right now, but I'd like to lose a little bit more.
Anyways, hopefully I'll get to show you how tennis is played sometime ;)


I'm all tennis now =]

tenniskid3119
05-07-2007, 03:19 PM
sorry bout that...

I was looking at ur signature. and I going to atm the 4th session.

ibringtheHEAT
05-07-2007, 04:41 PM
ah... you should go 3rd =]

anyways, they got new coaching staff, and it's supposed to actualy be about tennis this yr ;)

last year all we did was play games pretty much....it was fun, but I didn't really get better.

tenniskid3119
05-07-2007, 05:40 PM
ah... you should go 3rd =]

anyways, they got new coaching staff, and it's supposed to actualy be about tennis this yr ;)

last year all we did was play games pretty much....it was fun, but I didn't really get better.


cant, already signed up with a couple of my buddies.:sad: :D

ibringtheHEAT
05-07-2007, 05:43 PM
ha don't worry about it, I'm going with a few kids from my school as well. Would have been cool to hit with a fellow TTW member though. I'm playing some ZATS this summer around my area, but if you champ up soon, I'll be up there with you in a little while and you'll get to see how tennis is played ;)

tenniskid3119
05-07-2007, 05:47 PM
sure thing:]

tenniskid3119
05-08-2007, 03:08 PM
whats the next tournament everybody is gonna play in?

ibringtheHEAT
05-08-2007, 03:15 PM
I'm not playing any ranked ones til the Pasadena ZAT in July......

tenniskid3119
05-08-2007, 03:18 PM
oh...
not even any little cheapo tournaments just to get practice?

ibringtheHEAT
05-08-2007, 03:41 PM
Check the edit....

tenniskid3119
05-09-2007, 04:01 PM
ok

10 fricken characters.
I hate that rule!

ibringtheHEAT
05-09-2007, 04:29 PM
lol, it's not that bad......you can always just type a random fact at the end.

that's what I usually do....then ppl are like wtf

mhstennis100
05-09-2007, 04:32 PM
are either of yall playing the college station zat on june 2nd?

ibringtheHEAT
05-09-2007, 04:38 PM
Not me, I have some friends in it though. I'm gonna be in Colorado.

zcj41
05-13-2007, 01:00 PM
Nope, in El Sal ITF in early June. Texas Nats next weekend though.

cereal
05-13-2007, 02:01 PM
Texas SCMZ Grand Slam like june 8-15th in college station
its going to be fun I think Ill be a top 12 seed

cereal
05-13-2007, 02:15 PM
oh yeah I forgot the most important one :) Nationals :) this weekend in Midland

zcj41
05-13-2007, 02:36 PM
oh yeah I forgot the most important one :) Nationals :) this weekend in Midland

You from Newk's?

tenniskid3119
05-13-2007, 02:37 PM
are either of yall playing the college station zat on june 2nd?

I am. Is it the Byran/College station zat #2?

mhstennis100
05-13-2007, 02:49 PM
I am. Is it the Byran/College station zat #2?

Yea thats it. Once they get the draws out tell me which one you're in .

cereal
05-13-2007, 03:00 PM
You from Newc's?

newks? no way I dont I dont get drunk I dont get tatoos and don't drugs

so no I dont go to newks! :):)

Elite TNT man were real players.

zcj41
05-14-2007, 02:24 PM
newks? no way I dont I dont get drunk I dont get tatoos and don't drugs

so no I dont go to newks! :):)

Elite TNT man were real players.

Heh, I think you're confusing them with the rest of the high school-age kids. I know a few kids there and haven't really heard anything of this sort but I do remember them saying that the place is pretty crummy in terms of dorms and stuff.

mhstennis100
05-14-2007, 05:45 PM
How many Houston juniors do we have? What levels are we all?

tenniskid3119
05-29-2007, 12:53 PM
Yea thats it. Once they get the draws out tell me which one you're in .

i'm in 16's red draw.

tenniskid3119
05-29-2007, 03:40 PM
hey mhstennis100,
what draw are you in?

mhstennis100
05-29-2007, 06:54 PM
I'm in 16's white. I'm 5 seed.

tenniskid3119
05-30-2007, 11:27 AM
oh well Ill see ya there. Im 6 seed in mine btw.

mhstennis100
05-30-2007, 07:35 PM
I don't play until 10:30. Good luck with your match. Where are you staying in Bryan?

KBalla08
05-30-2007, 09:19 PM
im in 16 champs...woo lol im from the houston area, katy to be exact

tenniskid3119
05-31-2007, 05:08 AM
I don't play until 10:30. Good luck with your match. Where are you staying in Bryan?

I play at 9:30 and I'm not sure what hotel i'm staying in and I dont know if its in Bryan or College Station. my parents did all that stuff.

mhstennis100
05-31-2007, 11:41 AM
I'm staying with my grandparents, so its free. And they're country club is right down the street and it has some killer steaks.

mhstennis100
06-03-2007, 10:36 AM
How'd you do in the tournament tenniskid?

tenniskid3119
06-03-2007, 02:41 PM
How'd you do in the tournament tenniskid?

i won consilation. how bout you?

mhstennis100
06-03-2007, 04:31 PM
Nice how many points do you get? I lost in the quarters to the 3 seed 6-4 6-0. I played so bad, I could have beaten him but things weren't going my way. He ended up winning the tournament, so I think I could have done that but I just wasn't there mentally.

tenniskid3119
06-03-2007, 04:37 PM
Nice how many points do you get? I lost in the quarters to the 3 seed 6-4 6-0. I played so bad, I could have beaten him but things weren't going my way. He ended up winning the tournament, so I think I could have done that but I just wasn't there mentally.


thats how I am every single tournament. I got 16 points so now I have 48. Thats not too bad, one semifinals and 2 con. finals. how many points do you have now?

mhstennis100
06-03-2007, 06:34 PM
48 too. 2 semis and 2 quarters.

theartoftennis
06-09-2007, 03:40 PM
Surprised I'm the first from San Antonio
ZAT Level, although I've never played a ZAT. Fairly confident I could compete at the high champs, though. Got to the semis in my district tournament. I play for Stevens HS.

austinm711
06-26-2007, 07:54 PM
im a 16 super and i just aged up and i sucked up the 1st couple tournaments so im still in C draw.

who all played sectionals?
and whos playing the san antonio mz?

Topspinjim
06-27-2007, 05:09 PM
I just made supers about a half year ago.

austinm711
06-27-2007, 08:53 PM
topspinjm whats ur name?
or if u dont wanna give it out whats ur initials?
i might know you....
yeahh and in ur sig i doubt ur sponsoredddd

tennis08tarheels
06-28-2007, 05:59 AM
I play 18 ZAT's in the Tyler regional. Not having much luck so far.

Topspinjim
06-28-2007, 06:22 AM
topspinjm whats ur name?
or if u dont wanna give it out whats ur initials?
i might know you....
yeahh and in ur sig i doubt ur sponsoredddd

it's not a full i just get a preferred player package.

austinm711
06-28-2007, 08:47 PM
haha yeahh sorry i read about that later about how a champ got a preferred player package.. i was like yeaaa.....


so whats ur name the person that lives in the woodlands?

tenniskid3119
07-15-2007, 08:14 AM
is anyone playing in the san antonio thousand oak tournament next weekend?

Hewitt Aussie
07-15-2007, 09:17 AM
im the guy who has the prefered player package from dunlop and i am from the woodlands.

mhstennis100
07-16-2007, 09:13 AM
I played a tournament in Austin this weekend. It was an open and I played like crap...so I'm not happy about that. Oh yea I won my Zat last weekend so I'm in champs now.

Hewitt Aussie
07-16-2007, 11:36 AM
hey guys, i am now in 16 zats, i am aging up next month but i want to get an early start because the next champs is in corpus and i dont want to go all that way. Plus i have a concert that weekend soo... I will get an early start on 16 zats. Hey MHS, is it a big upgrade from 14 champs? Are they much better? I think the next tournament i play in will be in college station/ bryan.

mhstennis100
07-16-2007, 04:57 PM
I only played one tourny in 14 champs and it wasn't a major zone so I can't really tell, and I haven't played any 16 major zones yet. I've played one 14 unsanctioned champ and 1 16 unsanctioned champ and I'd say the 16's is a higher level. More power, control, and variety. I don't know for sure though because I haven't played in a major zone. Sorry I couldn't help much.

Hewitt Aussie
07-16-2007, 05:53 PM
well is it a big upgrade from 14 champs to 16's. If i won a zat 14's would i go good in 16 zats.

Topspinjim
07-16-2007, 06:15 PM
well is it a big upgrade from 14 champs to 16's. If i won a zat 14's would i go good in 16 zats.

it depends on how well you did in champs. since you didn't have enough points to age up into champs you'll probably struggle for a little bit.

Hewitt Aussie
07-16-2007, 06:37 PM
it depends on how well you did in champs. since you didn't have enough points to age up into champs you'll probably struggle for a little bit.

i think if i play my next champs i have a good shot at winning the first 2 or 3 matches.

mhstennis100
07-16-2007, 06:39 PM
If you won a 14 zat and played champ level for a while it probably won't take you long to make it back up. I won my 5th 16 zat. It might take you a while to get back into the groove of playing the pusher types of players that are common in zats.

Hewitt Aussie
07-29-2007, 09:44 PM
anyone playing in the College Station ZAT?

Tofuspeedstar
07-29-2007, 10:19 PM
I need to join the ZAT program, but college.. =/..

mrain37
08-07-2007, 06:18 AM
I actually don't play much USTA in the texas section considering my USTA membership and ranking is in the Southern section (#141 g18s):Arkansas district (#4 g18s), but I do live in Texas and keep up with the Texas USTA since I play high school tennis in Texas. I usually try to play a couple of open tournaments in Texas to get some good match play experiance in.

Is anyone on here from east texas?

tenniskids--i went to a&m tennis camp session 4 too...what group were you in? i was in the grey group..

tenniskid3119
08-07-2007, 06:22 AM
I actually don't play much USTA in the texas section considering my USTA membership and ranking is in the Southern section (#141 g18s):Arkansas district (#4 g18s), but I do live in Texas and keep up with the Texas USTA since I play high school tennis in Texas. I usually try to play a couple of open tournaments in Texas to get some good match play experiance in.

Is anyone on here from east texas?

tenniskids--i went to a&m tennis camp session 4 too...what group were you in? i was in the grey group..


I was in the white group, but I should have been in gray. At the time I signed up for the camp I was on JV, so they started me out in maroon. And I didnt have enough time to move up fast enough. But my friend was in gray. Robert Stevens? do you know him?

mrain37
08-07-2007, 06:27 AM
the name rings a bell i just can't put a face with it.

yeah every year i start out way undergrouped because i don't have a Texas section ranking and so they just assume I'm not a tournament player and put me in a non-tournament-player group. I had to work my way up from white this year too...and was still on the lower side of the grey group although I went undefeated all week.

where are you from?

mrain37
08-07-2007, 06:28 AM
and does everyone on here play high school tennis?? if so where at? and how far have you gotten out of district?

This past year was my first time to win regionals and go to state in singles. I had the stomach virus at state and lost first round 7-5 7-6 :/ so I'm definately ready to go back next year and get past the quarters.

tenniskid3119
08-07-2007, 07:17 AM
he's the guy with really poofy hair. oh well... I'm from Tyler. And I play varsity on my high school team. And we go to regionals every year and state occasionally.

mrain37
08-07-2007, 08:00 AM
ok i'm pretty sure i know who you're talking about now. what school do you go to? we play a lot of tyler/longview area schools. i'm from texarkana.

tenniskid3119
08-07-2007, 08:01 AM
oops sorry..

tenniskid3119
08-07-2007, 12:21 PM
ok i'm pretty sure i know who you're talking about now. what school do you go to? we play a lot of tyler/longview area schools. i'm from texarkana.

Robert E. Lee

mrain37
08-07-2007, 12:26 PM
Robert E. Lee

Ooh ok...well I've never actually played yall becaues were a 3A school. Do yall ever play Texas High? I practice with some of the guys on that team.

tenniskid3119
08-07-2007, 12:57 PM
Ooh ok...well I've never actually played yall becaues were a 3A school. Do yall ever play Texas High? I practice with some of the guys on that team.

yeah I think we did last year. I dont know bout this year