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d1783
06-13-2005, 12:50 PM
Hi,
Sorry if this sounds a bit stupid but on some item desciptions on the tennis warehouse website it says ''Best suited to 4.0+ level players.''

What does this 4.0+ business mean???

Thanks

Jonnyf
06-13-2005, 12:54 PM
USTA level 4.0 or aove but it doesn't really matter

Ps welcome to the forum

Grimjack
06-13-2005, 12:54 PM
A 4.0 is an intermediate-level player, on the verge of being a good player. Think of them as the guys who fill up most of the roster on a HS tennis team. Not world beaters, not scrubs, just decent HS tennis players.

So that racquet is best suited to them, and players better than them.

Return_Ace
06-13-2005, 12:55 PM
Uhhhhh another stupid question..........What does HS mean?, I from the UK so I have an Excuse :)..............

d1783
06-13-2005, 12:56 PM
sorry, but what would a 5.0 be? I'm wanting to know to help me to choose which racket to get

d1783
06-13-2005, 12:57 PM
im from the U.k!!

Tennis Psycho
06-13-2005, 12:57 PM
Uhhhhh another stupid question..........What does HS mean?, I from the UK so I have an Excuse :)..............

HS means High School. :D

Jonnyf
06-13-2005, 12:59 PM
MAN us Brits are taking over
if you want drop me an e-mail on forrest.jonny@gmail.com

Return_Ace
06-13-2005, 01:03 PM
hahahaha great, yet another BRIT WHOOH :)

Here go to this:http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_3499_original.PDF

It converts our ratings into theirs so a 5.0 would be around a 2.1 here

Return_Ace
06-13-2005, 01:04 PM
Damn I Just Realised They@re Taken From The Old Rating System, Don't Bother With That I'm Gonna Find One With An Updated Rating System :)

Return_Ace
06-13-2005, 01:09 PM
AHHHH Here we go:

http://www.flt.lu/classementnational/tabledeconversion.htm

So a 5.0 is really around a 3.2 over here..............

Jonnyf
06-13-2005, 01:13 PM
ooooohhh well You guys are AWESOME

Return_Ace
06-13-2005, 01:14 PM
No, They're not AWESOME (Sorry guys no offence), its just our SCREWED up rating system.................I'm sure we're as good as them ;)

No really our system is SCREWED UP COMPLETELY..........

Jonnyf
06-13-2005, 01:16 PM
YES it i relly is

krnboijunsung
06-14-2005, 01:08 PM
Wait so...would 4.0 be like HS Varsity level? I know it all depends...but is it like HS players going to district? Regionals? or just taking a spot on the varsity.

Grimjack
06-14-2005, 01:22 PM
Wait so...would 4.0 be like HS Varsity level? I know it all depends...but is it like HS players going to district? Regionals? or just taking a spot on the varsity.

Well, at least where I played -- which was kind of a run-of-the-mill public HS -- the singles players (top 3 starters) were all over 4.0.

4.0's filled 3 of the 4 doubles spots (I think), and the top part of the bench.

When I was playing local parks tournaments and things, 4.0's were usually the guys who were competent enough to sign up, but always lost in the first round, unless two of them played one another.

kevhen
06-14-2005, 01:52 PM
Around here, the teams that win state have one or two 4.5 and 2-3 4.0s and the bottom is very strong 3.5s. A typical team that doesn't win state might have alot of 3.5s. I have played many high school guys and they are mostly hard hitting 3.5s, lots of power but lacking in consistency. But this is a very weak tennis state compared to the big city and warm weather states.

TwistServe
06-14-2005, 01:53 PM
Around here, the teams that win state have one or two 4.5 and 2-3 4.0s and the bottom is very strong 3.5s. But this is a very weak tennis state compared to the big city and warm weather states.

Hail California.

Kaptain Karl
06-14-2005, 02:20 PM
I coach a middle-of-the-pack High School Boys team in Colorado. I'd love to have the strength of lineup kevhen describes (in his so-called "weak" tennis area).

Most of my boys are 3.0-3.5. Last year my #1 was "about" a 4.0. (We graduated eight Seniors this May. We're gonna be hurtin' next year....)

- KK

Grimjack
06-14-2005, 02:31 PM
I guess that judging from the various responses from across the globe, we can call a 4.0 a "pretty decent HS tennis player." On average. There ya go.