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10isDad
09-06-2009, 12:07 PM
The Arizona Open is this weekend at the Village Racquet Club in Phoenix. Play starts Thursday.

Although there is prize money to the top 4 finishers, the tournament has still attracted several juniors, including a couple of the top local juniors.

The Men's Open has 57 players including a couple guys currently on the Futures circuit, some former Davis Cup players from South and Central America, some former and current college players, and, as previously mentioned, several juniors.

If you need something to do this weekend, come out to the Village (near 44th & Camelback) for what promises to be some high quality tennis.

tennismom42
09-06-2009, 01:40 PM
The Arizona Open is this weekend at the Village Racquet Club in Phoenix. Play starts Thursday.

Although there is prize money to the top 4 finishers, the tournament has still attracted several juniors, including a couple of the top local juniors.

The Men's Open has 57 players including a couple guys currently on the Futures circuit, some former Davis Cup players from South and Central America, some former and current college players, and, as previously mentioned, several juniors.

If you need something to do this weekend, come out to the Village (near 44th & Camelback) for what promises to be some high quality tennis.
Can you post a link?

10isDad
09-06-2009, 02:02 PM
http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=75383

scraps234
09-06-2009, 03:12 PM
how much money i wonder.... and i heard people get mad when jrs get money....

stanfordtennis alum
09-06-2009, 03:40 PM
sounds like a good tment for some top juniors to get some good experience playing with former pro's, etc...

10isDad
09-06-2009, 04:04 PM
how much money i wonder.... and i heard people get mad when jrs get money....

I seriously doubt any of the juniors would accept any money. If one gets that far & wants to play college ball, legally they could only accept up to their expenses for this tournament.

sounds like a good tment for some top juniors to get some good experience playing with former pro's, etc...

It's been great in the past. As long as the juniors show respect to their older opponents, they tend to be welcomed.

TennisNinja
09-06-2009, 06:13 PM
I seriously doubt any of the juniors would accept any money. If one gets that far & wants to play college ball, legally they could only accept up to their expenses for this tournament.
I thought they changed it recently so you could get the expenses for the tourney plus $10000 total for the year?

10isDad
09-06-2009, 09:39 PM
I thought they changed it recently so you could get the expenses for the tourney plus $10000 total for the year?

Very well could be. Field is pretty tough and it's likely no junior players would be in the final 4, although a junior made it to the finals last year.

NotSoSuper
09-07-2009, 11:41 PM
The winner recieves 4,000$ i heard.. I unfortunately cannot play it :-?

TennisNinja
09-08-2009, 02:37 AM
Very well could be. Field is pretty tough and it's likely no junior players would be in the final 4, although a junior made it to the finals last year.

Yeah if I remember the reason they made that change was so more players would be willing to give college ball a chance.

scraps234
09-08-2009, 07:27 PM
why did they decide to make the rule juniors cannot recieve money if the want to play college?

10isDad
09-09-2009, 04:47 AM
why did they decide to make the rule juniors cannot recieve money if the want to play college?

Please read some of the responses: It's not that juniors cannot receive any money; there are limits.

Why? Because college sports is supposed to be for amateurs. Below is a good summation from an article called "The Amateur Challenge of College Sports" by John Lombardi:

"College sports MUST be conducted with the talent of amateurs who do not receive direct individual payment for their services beyond what is appropriate for school expenses. If they receive more, then they become employees of the university, playing not for the team but for the money. Even if the money is, at the beginning, relatively minor in character, it is the principle that matters. We succeed with intercollegiate sports because we work hard to put only amateur students on the field, we construct restrictions to keep our student-athletes as continuing members of our university, and we rigorously exclude those who step over the line into the professional world or fail to maintain some minimum standard of student status."

scraps234
09-09-2009, 06:40 AM
ok thanks ^^^

10isDad
09-12-2009, 09:42 PM
Link to pictures from 1st 3 days of tourney:
http://s87.photobucket.com/albums/k155/10isdad/2009_AZ_Open/

himynameisNIKE
09-13-2009, 11:53 AM
hahhaa james carr got like 3 defaults in row in the back draw

MIGHTY MANFRED THE WONDER
09-13-2009, 01:30 PM
Too bad it won't count at all on his ratings, adult tournament and all.

I hope his huge posse is not too disappointed at everyone going home early.

himynameisNIKE
09-13-2009, 01:33 PM
what are you talking about

tomas9848
09-13-2009, 01:56 PM
thats pretty awesome.

scraps234
09-13-2009, 02:25 PM
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k155/10isdad/2009_AZ_Open/DBermudez001.jpg bermudez got another new racket deal with prince???

MIGHTY MANFRED THE WONDER
09-13-2009, 04:25 PM
Carr just has a big posse, that's all.

And who was that skinny little moppet in yellow?
Shouldn't he be hanging around Bob Cratchet's shoulder, or picking pockets for F a g i n's gang?

(That's Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist)

himynameisNIKE
09-13-2009, 05:51 PM
again,


what are you talking about

MIGHTY MANFRED THE WONDER
09-13-2009, 08:25 PM
My, but your teachers should blush.
Lawson looks like a mop top urchin with that hair don't (vs hair do).
There was an author named Dickens and when they make movies out of his writings, the lead kid always looks just like that.

tennismom42
09-13-2009, 08:29 PM
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k155/10isdad/2009_AZ_Open/DBermudez001.jpg bermudez got another new racket deal with prince???

So then, why doesn't he STENCIL them has he's contracted to do?!

scraps234
09-13-2009, 09:36 PM
maybe hes not under contract?

MIGHTY MANFRED THE WONDER
09-14-2009, 04:55 PM
Maybe he borrowed them.
Maybe they are a very nice paint job on his Wilsons.

10isDad
09-14-2009, 07:01 PM
All I'll say about the tournament is on Sunday there was a doubles match that should be mandatory for juniors to watch.

The match was between a team consisting of a former ASU player (really former, like late 80's) who has wins in the juniors over Sampras and Chang and his partner, who won the NCAA Doubles while playing for UCLA back in the late 70s against another team with 2 former KU player, one who got in the 700s in singles and 400s in doubles and his partner who was ranked in the top 1000.

They played doubles the way it's supposed to be played, not the seemingly typical junior method of one-up/one-back or basically 4 guys trying to play singles at the same time. Lots of movement, lots of poaching, lots of well placed serves, wonderful volley exchanges, sick angles as well as exploiting the middle - just an overall outstanding match.

Kids could learn so much from watching the older guys play...

AlexTennisAllDayLong
09-14-2009, 07:04 PM
ahh so tourney was pretty gudd to watch then ? i was playing one myself that weekend, but from my outcome i should of gone saw that one

scraps234
09-14-2009, 07:58 PM
what tourny?^^^

tennismom42
09-14-2009, 09:38 PM
maybe hes not under contract?

you typed, and I quote: bermudez got another new racket deal with prince???" What then were you insinuating?

scraps234
09-14-2009, 10:16 PM
ok i didnt realize that the stencil wasnt on before i posted so i thought maybe he got a sponsor but now i think maybe he just has a pj as someone said or is getting them lended...

MIGHTY MANFRED THE WONDER
09-15-2009, 05:32 AM
I think a lot of players improve beyond belief when trained at college level.

scraps234
09-15-2009, 07:08 AM
true that....

tennismom42
09-15-2009, 10:02 AM
I think a lot of players improve beyond belief when trained at college level.After just 4 weeks, my boy is just LOVING it! He finally has a coach and has team mates he can train with! He's sore, tired, zero free time, girls, free from me.... yep, he's loving it! (Feeling is mutual)

sliderman365
10-02-2009, 12:11 PM
Too bad it won't count at all on his ratings, adult tournament and all.

I hope his huge posse is not too disappointed at everyone going home early.

posse? whose in his posse

MIGHTY MANFRED THE WONDER
10-03-2009, 03:41 PM
Sorry for the mis-spelling and wrong impression... What I ment to say is HE is a big posse, ooops there's that spelling again.

sliderman365
10-05-2009, 09:10 AM
MIGHTY MANFRED THE WONDER do you play touraments?

MIGHTY MANFRED THE WONDER
10-06-2009, 04:11 PM
Writing a book? yes I and my siblings play tournaments, and push people down at the net.