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in[k]
10-23-2009, 04:36 PM
Anyone play for a highschool team in northern Illinois?

I play for Lincoln-Way East HS if anyone has heard of it.

yonexxx
10-23-2009, 05:42 PM
i play for argo. few miles south of chicago.

Mdubb23
10-24-2009, 06:02 AM
New Trier.

Fedace
10-24-2009, 06:47 AM
New Trier.

What level are these kids usually ? USTA 4.5 or so ?????

supermario343
10-24-2009, 11:06 AM
I played for palatine high school...made it to state twice...but i started playing tennis my freshman year so i guess i did well in the time i had :)

SOY78
10-24-2009, 05:28 PM
I got cut 4 years in a row :( But I could've beaten more than half of the varsity team there ;)

Fedace
10-24-2009, 05:45 PM
I got cut 4 years in a row :( But I could've beaten more than half of the varsity team there ;)

If you are better than them why did you get cut ? i am confused..

Mdubb23
10-24-2009, 08:07 PM
What level are these kids usually ? USTA 4.5 or so ?????

I'm fairly highly ranked outside of school. I'm approximately a 5.0--I consistently beat 4.5s, and I often both beat and lose to 5.0s. Most varsity kids in the Chicago area are about 4.5s, though.

yonexxx
10-25-2009, 12:41 AM
I'm fairly highly ranked outside of school. I'm approximately a 5.0--I consistently beat 4.5s, and I often both beat and lose to 5.0s. Most varsity kids in the Chicago area are about 4.5s, though.

mdubb u play for new trier? what spot do u play??

Fedace
10-25-2009, 04:52 PM
I'm fairly highly ranked outside of school. I'm approximately a 5.0--I consistently beat 4.5s, and I often both beat and lose to 5.0s. Most varsity kids in the Chicago area are about 4.5s, though.

1 question. I am not saying you do this. but why does HS kids cheat so much on the linecalls ? are they just being kids ?

in[k]
10-25-2009, 07:54 PM
1 question. I am not saying you do this. but why does HS kids cheat so much on the linecalls ? are they just being kids ?

I agree with this. Whenever I play, there are at least 3 complete bs calls. I can tell that they know they are cheating too...

Maybe pressure put on them by their coach? Not enough emphasis on tennis being a 'gentleman's sport' nowadays? I'm not sure what they cause is, but the effect is simply sad.

yonexxx
10-25-2009, 11:49 PM
it really matter what school. i think the richer or better the school the less "jewing" of lines will take place this is true in my experience at least :)

yonexxx
10-25-2009, 11:50 PM
I played for palatine high school...made it to state twice...but i started playing tennis my freshman year so i guess i did well in the time i had :)

my church is in palatine just a random fact lol. the high school looks really nice lol

supermario343
10-26-2009, 06:42 AM
my church is in palatine just a random fact lol. the high school looks really nice lol

Oh nice lol...what church is it? Yeah Palatine looks big and remodeled in ways from what Ive heard of...the inside at least. lol...their tennis team sucks now though lol

yonexxx
10-26-2009, 02:34 PM
its not a church its like a temple im indian and palantine is like 40 minutes or so away :/ lol.

Falloutjr
10-26-2009, 05:00 PM
1 question. I am not saying you do this. but why does HS kids cheat so much on the linecalls ? are they just being kids ?

I don't know, but as a high school player I see it a lot and it's really sad. Tennis is one of the sports, in high school, that is player-officiated. When you don't have officials to make calls, such as basketball and football and baseball and volleyball, you WILL get people who will bend the rules to their advantage and try to get an unfair advantage; it's human nature and sometimes there isn't anything we can do about it.

We can tell our coaches, but ultimately, it falls to the players themselves to be honorable and respect their opponent. And I know how it feels to be on the end of it; very frequently do I play people who calls aces that clip the line out or call my deep lobs out, etc., and although I'm in no way a perfect judge (I don't make bad calls on purpose, but more than likely I've missed a couple calls in my life), it's sad when people would rather cheat than win the right way and be able to hold their heads high; I couldn't live with myself if I had to cheat to win and I'd rather lose. However, my spot on the team is pretty much solidified, and maybe for other people they're competing to move up and need to impress their coaches with a "win", but it's still no excuse and a discredit to our great game.

Tl;dr: Anytime someone can cheat, there will be cheaters. It's human nature. Just go out and beat em anyways ;)

SOY78
10-27-2009, 01:53 PM
If you are better than them why did you get cut ? i am confused..

Because I couldn't play nervous at the try-outs :(

yonexxx
10-27-2009, 06:56 PM
what was the school you tried out for? was it larkin or something? i think its in elgin lol.

SOY78
10-28-2009, 07:31 AM
This was from 1992-1996 and the HS was Stevenson in Lincolnshire, IL

yonexxx
10-28-2009, 08:35 AM
oh i thought it was recently lol.

SOY78
10-28-2009, 02:20 PM
if I was playing like i am today, i would be on the team :)