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Live2Try
07-29-2009, 09:02 AM
I need some help getting started in Junior tennis, i have been playing for around a year now, high school varsity, and I want to get started in USTA. I am about a 3.5 probably closer to a 4.0 when the high school season is over, its fall for us, 5' 10" 150lbs, have a good forehand my backhand is probably my favorite shot and an all right serve and a good volley, I have been working on my footwork too a lot and that is getting better. I have done soccer since I was 5 so I have pretty strong legs and am in good shape. I was wondering the best way to get involved in the USTA and what kind of tournaments to play.

S H O W S T O P P E R !
07-29-2009, 09:58 AM
Join the USTA and then look around and see where 3.0-3.5 tournaments are being held.

Live2Try
07-29-2009, 10:27 AM
I looked up junior tournaments and it only said Rookie, Challenger Etc.

tennisnoob2
07-29-2009, 12:14 PM
Join the USTA and then look around and see where 3.0-3.5 tournaments are being held.

hes wrong. junior tournaments are not based on ntrp ratings.

look up what junior, challenger, etc mean in your area and apply for what you feel you can handle or want to try

TennisNinja
07-29-2009, 04:24 PM
In the PNW it goes by rookie, challenger, and champs tournaments. Start off playing some rookies to get used to the tournament settings if you want, but it seems like you've already had match experiences and have done ok so challengers should be fine.

Don't go to champs until you've done really well in challengers because that's where the most competitive tennis is.

mcutilize
07-29-2009, 04:36 PM
In the PNW it goes by rookie, challenger, and champs tournaments. Start off playing some rookies to get used to the tournament settings if you want, but it seems like you've already had match experiences and have done ok so challengers should be fine.

Don't go to champs until you've done really well in challengers because that's where the most competitive tennis is.

rofl ben u say that like ur some kind of pro. i dont think losing to bischak can let u say that :)

TennisNinja
07-29-2009, 04:41 PM
rofl ben u say that like ur some kind of pro. i dont think losing to bischak can let u say that :)

All I've got to say is.....

Snyder at Olympia :)

mcutilize
07-29-2009, 06:16 PM
All I've got to say is.....

Snyder at Olympia :)

shut up ben

i cant believe it i was f u cking up 6-4 5-2. and i just lost focus

Live2Try
07-29-2009, 06:26 PM
All I've got to say is.....

Snyder at Olympia :)

Lol I am from WA too.

Live2Try
07-29-2009, 06:27 PM
Im gonna try to do some of the Sprinker Tourneys

mcutilize
07-29-2009, 06:31 PM
Im gonna try to do some of the Sprinker Tourneys

whats ur name i might know you.

tennisnoob2
07-29-2009, 06:36 PM
whats ur name i might know you.

email him? or IM him

mcutilize
07-29-2009, 06:40 PM
email him? or IM him

i dont see why everybody is so cautious not to give out names

tennisnoob2
07-29-2009, 06:52 PM
i dont see why everybody is so cautious not to give out names

internet is dangerous. have you not seen stuff on tv bout chat rooms and myspace, etc

mcutilize
07-29-2009, 07:24 PM
internet is dangerous. have you not seen stuff on tv bout chat rooms and myspace, etc

its not like im giving out my adress

tennisnoob2
07-29-2009, 07:35 PM
i could find it tho if i really wanted to with just your name.

edit: i wont, but i bet its not hard

TennisNinja
07-29-2009, 08:12 PM
Im gonna try to do some of the Sprinker Tourneys

Sprinker tourneys are pretty decent they've got nice courts, are on time, and have pretty big trophies haha.

mcutilize
07-29-2009, 08:35 PM
Sprinker tourneys are pretty decent they've got nice courts, are on time, and have pretty big trophies haha.

sprinker is so damn far though lol, its pretty ghetto compared to harbor square