View Full Version : Want to start league tennis-relatively new. I have questions!

06-26-2009, 10:31 AM
I play Varsity tennis for my high school, and now that the season is over, I just play tennis with my friends. However, I want to play more competitively and such, so I'd like to start playing tournaments, and I have a few questions.

Are there many tournaments in the NYC/Long Island area?

How much do tournaments usually cost?

Since I'm kind of a beginner (2 years playing), I don't want to enter a tournament and not win a single game. Do they have tournaments for beginners?


06-26-2009, 10:58 AM
Yes there are tournaments on Long Island and NYC for beginners. On Long Island they are called L3's.

06-26-2009, 11:09 AM
How competitive are the L3's, exactly? And how "beginner" is a L3 tournament?

06-26-2009, 11:40 AM
Its a timed round robin with other beginners.

06-27-2009, 08:39 PM
I'd consider myself maybe a 3.0 player; do you think I would be competitive for beginner tournaments?

06-27-2009, 08:58 PM
Also, would I be playing against people around my age? I'm 17, by the way.

06-28-2009, 08:03 AM
Not sure about your specific area, but tournaments are almost always seperated into age groups.

An average cost would be like $50.

06-28-2009, 08:09 AM
im sure the l3 tournys are cheaper though... but the bigger you go the higher the price like some will go to around 80

06-28-2009, 10:41 AM
No, L3ąs are the same cost as level 2ąs and 1ąs.

07-02-2009, 03:34 PM
Thanks for the info. What can I expect from a beginner touranment-level player? Will he or she be able to hit powerful groundstrokes and serve incredibly fast? I just don't know how "beginner" a beginners tournament really is.

07-07-2009, 08:48 PM
Any thoughts on the matter?