16 Year Olds Unite!

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by kerplunker, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. kerplunker

    kerplunker Semi-Pro

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    I have noticed something on these boards, and their is a good amount of 16 year olds like myself.

    So, at 16...
    How long have you been playing?
    What equipment do/have you used?
    Whats your playing level?
    Whats your playing style?
    Ranking? Teams?

    Discuss here!

    I'll Start...
    How long have you been playing? Since I was 5, Seriously like 3 years.

    What equipment do/have you used? Started on a dunlop 25, then got a Head i.Extreme, then a LM Heat, then a LM Rad OS, then a FXP Prestige MP.
    I like it strung at around 60 lbs and am still messing with strings.

    Whats your playing level? I think about a 4.5

    Whats your playing style? All Court, 100mph Serve, Heavy Topspin forehands, Flat 2H Backhands. I perfer doubles.

    Ranking? Teams? Trying out for HS Team tomorrow!
     
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  2. Voltron

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    I'm 15 (till june) can I join your club?
     
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  3. kerplunker

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    Of course my man, I read your posts and your are a very helpful dude. Cheers..a club eh? sounds good. 16year olds of the board. lol
     
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  4. lorenza

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    you and your clubs....:rolleyes:
     
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  5. Voltron

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    Yes, me and my clubs.... ;)

    I'm a 4.5, western forehand, eastern topspin 1HBH, all types of serve, fastest about 100 MPH
    I've been playing for about 3 years now, pretty much 7 days a week.
    I'm an all-court player, I play baseline until I get an opportunity
    I'm not ranked....yet......
     
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  6. XhotXEX1290

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    Playing for about 1.7 years
    ~3.5, sw forehand
    Baseliner
    HS Tennis
    Unranked and unseeded most of the time.
     
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  7. Thomas15

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    How long have you been playing? Since I was 7
    What equipment do/have you used? I've used/tryed out to many frames to name but i finally decided on the Volkl Tour 6 Gen II
    Whats your playing level? I forget at the moment, think 4.0
    Whats your playing style? All court player, but i usely play Serve and Volley
    Ranking? Teams? No teams, and im ranked 20th for U16 in my province
     
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  8. IT WAS IN!!!

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    I am as mature and tall as a 16 year old (almost 15)
    Can I join?
     
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  9. klngnbrgd

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    Haven't played many tournaments but I won my last one and am around 37 in CITA
    Central Indiana
     
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  10. DueSouth

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    Im 16 (17 in July...woooo then i can get my car and learn to drive)Ive only been playing tennis for about 3 years. I only play it for fun/exercise so i dont know what my ranking is and i dont play for a team, but i follow the ATP tour pretty religously.
     
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  11. Silentgunz

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    How long have you been playing? 4 years, Seriously 2 years
    What equipment do/have you used? I use a Babolat AreoPro Drive, with Big Banger Alu
    Whats your playing level? 4.0
    Whats your playing style? Forehand has a lot of spin, backhand is flat, Powerful Serve, Volleys are decent. Baseliner
    Ranking? Teams? I'm ranked 1389 in southern, Im on my high school tennis team
     
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  12. IT WAS IN!!!

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    at 14...
    How long have you been playing? 7 years 2 competitively
    What equipment do/have you used? see my signature
    Whats your playing level? I played #1 singles on our state champion mmiddle school team
    Whats your playing style? Baseliner/All-Court depends on my opponent
    Ranking? 26 B 14's Louisiana Teams? #1 Singles on school team; will play on my highschool tennis team next year (I'm going to boarding school in Tennessee):p
     
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  13. LarougeNY

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    15 currently, but I'll be 16 in July
    How long have you been playing? 4 years, 2 competitively
    What equipment do/have you used? k-mart wilsons, PD+s, now the AG 300
    Whats your playing level? I play in L2s for USTA, and on JV in High School
    Whats your playing style? All court every match, working more on volleying now
    Ranking? I was in the 40's in the 14s in LI, but now I have yet to win more than 1 match in Tourneys, already won one by walkover. Next tourney-the 16th.
     
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  14. dacrymn

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    Time: Since i was like 5 too, but seriously less than a year.
    Skill: About a 4.5, except in volleys.
    Equipment: Hammer 26, Prince Thundercloud, Prince Longbody, Head Liquidmetal 4, Yonex RDS 001 MP.
    Style: agressive baseliner, need to work on those volleys, so I come in for practice. Spin Server, spin forehand, semi-flat backhand, two handed backhand, super eastern grip.
    ________
    roll a joint
     
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  15. Amone

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    I've been playing since my freshman year, two years ago... so, since I was 14.

    I started with a recreational HEAD frame, moved up to the i.Radical OS, then the Diablo Mid... I decided I wanted a more serve-and-volely oriented frame and went to the DNX10 MP. Then I bought the APC+, and now I'm back to the Diablo.

    I prefer not to guess my playing level. I have (what I believe to be) good strokes, but my head keeps me back. If I had to guess, I'd say around 3.0 to 3.5, I think. Though, theoretically, if I wasn't a head case, I could be as high as 4.0, I don't think I am.

    I play close to the baseline, and generally play a strong approach-and-volley style. I hit with a western forehand (sometimes semiwestern), and how much pace I put on the ball is based on my mood. I hit a two-handed backhand that I infrequently hit-- I tend to slice a lot. However, my two-hander is a go-to shot for me, when I'm passing someone. Due to some emotional difficulties (I start getting really mad at my partner, and myself, in doubles) I prefer singles.

    I am not USTA ranked, and I am planning on joining my High School varsity team next week (when practice begins).
     
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  16. Fossika

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    I have noticed something on these boards, and their is a good amount of 16 year olds like myself.

    So, at 16...
    How long have you been playing? Been playin since I was like 7
    What equipment do/have you used? Loony Tunes Racquet, Fischer..., Head Radical Junior, Babolat Soft Drive, Babolat Pure Drive Cortex
    Whats your playing level? Australia, but I guess 4-4.5 NTRP
    Playing Style- Baseliner...Decent serve, strong TS groundies, bit of everything
    No team/ranking....I just do club, never really gone after tournies, time and cost expenses get high, and I have other interests too. No idea how some of u guys afford multiple racquets, $50 strings and keep breakin them, I get $26 jobs that seem to last forever. W/E though, I play because I love it.

    Go team:p
     
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  17. Kabob190

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    man, im 17 cant join this little club. i should start using a cane just to get around.
     
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  18. Sakumo

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    (I'm still 16 but barely)

    How long have you been playing?: I started getting serious when I was about 11 *playing* sense 6
    What equipment do/have you used?: Ohh gosh, I've gone through most of the tour line and prostaff 6.0. Now I play with the K90
    Whats your playing level?: I'm a 6.0
    Whats your playing style?: I'm an attacker, don't usually S@V unless I'm in the mood lol. 120 mph serve max, 1hbh.
    Ranking? Teams?: I play #1 in my HS team. I won state last year as a freshman, so #1 in state, and play on junior tour. (ITF)
     
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  19. vamosrafa15

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    i have been playin since i was 8 so.......8years

    gear
    6 wilson nsix-one 95
    1 wilson team super-six pack
    2 pairs Vapor IV's
    3 pairs of Breathe III's
    Babolat Tour Duralast in mains and Pacific Powerline in Crosses
    strung at 58lbs

    was top 5 in boys 14's mid-atlantic
    top 200 boys 16s in nation
    High School Tennis and 2006 State Champs we went 22-0, (we have 4 players in top 300 in nation :) :) i played 6 but this year idk yet

    Proudly part of the Wilson Team
     
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  20. NbladeTopspin

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    Yah dude ur not a 6.0
     
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  21. LarougeNY

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    yeah, If you're a 6.0 then you would be borderline professional. And given how you don't compete in nationals or supernationals, I would have to say you aren't too close to it either.
     
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  22. Sakumo

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    Cus you know all :-o You don't even know who I am. @ Larouge I do play all the time at futures. Actually 7.0 is professional, 6.5 is lower pro, and 6.0 is ITF players
     
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  23. NbladeTopspin

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  24. Sakumo

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  25. NbladeTopspin

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  26. Sakumo

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  27. NbladeTopspin

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  28. LarougeNY

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    Are you gonna go pro or something? College tennis?
     
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  29. Sakumo

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    I'm not 100% sure. I'm a sophomore now. And I know I want to finish high school. Maybe a year of college. Yes I am planning on going pro. But with all the injuries now, I just hope I stay healthy for 2 more years.
     
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  30. NbladeTopspin

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    how come u dont want ur name exposed??
     
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  31. Sakumo

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    I'm starting to get really tired of you. If you start talking to me with correct grammar, and stop acting like a 12 year old I might tell you my first name. Last time I gave it out, I got pestered with emails, about what string I use and all this crap about lead tape and if I use a PJ. It got really annoying so I got a new account.
     
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  32. NbladeTopspin

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    Yah umm its grammar. Another thing is that i am 13
     
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  33. Sakumo

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    Sorry I was typing fast.
     
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  34. NbladeTopspin

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    what was wrong with my grammar
     
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  35. Voltron

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    OK you two, Sakumo, if you feel comfortable with it, email me a link to your rankings and we'll settle this. I'm impartial on this "issue", if you can even call it that.

    Nblade, stop badgering him, you're being a little *****. If you act like a 5 year old, someones going to call you on it. I'll call you on it now.

    Basically, stop flaming. :x
     
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  36. Sakumo

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    This is exactly what happened last time. I told one person then that person was like yep he's so and so. He's telling the truth. I have nothing against you Voltron, and I'm sure you will not tell anyone. But honestly, I would rather just keep it to myself. Just let this "Argument" die and I will leave this topic.
     
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  37. Voltron

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    Fair enough, besides, no matter how many times you tell a 10 year old no, they still come after you. Until they get bored, then they go after someone else. :) (see my argument with "Fluffy Beaver")
     
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  38. Duzza

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    If I was a 6.0 junior I would want everybody to know who I am.
     
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  39. Sakumo

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    :D I'll just ignore it. lol
     
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  40. Sakumo

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    No, trust me I thought so too. Imagine going back to kindergarten except you're wearing a Barney suit. lol. Infact I think I know 3 or 4 pro's that post every once in a while on here. They sure as hell don't want you to know who they are. Along with them Kellen posts on here.
     
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  41. headfan91

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    where are you from man? Can you atleast tell us that? I'm just curious thats all.
     
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  42. Sakumo

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    No, if I did it would narrow it down quite a bit. Sorry. If Federer posted on here and said where he was from. Everyone would automatically go look up all pros who live there. I've already given out how old I am which is already to much. I wasn't really thinking when I posted.
     
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  43. headfan91

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    No its cool. I was just curious to see where in the world you are but oh well. btw, I feel bad that you can't share that kind of stuff. You must have no privacy at school or where ever you go. Sorry for asking.:-(
     
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  44. Sakumo

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    Actually it's fun at school because no one cares about tennis. Don't feel bad. I mean people know that I travel all over, but no one like worships me. Though it gets bad this time of year when tennis season starts up again. ;)
     
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  45. headfan91

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    I wonder what it would be like to play you. Holy**** I don;t think I would be able to return the ball.LOL:grin:
     
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  46. Sakumo

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    I remember thinking that when I was just starting the ITF. It's actually not that hard. Just the consistency is so much higher then USTA level. Like think about taking the biggest swing you can at the ball. That is our regular paced balls, just the angles and consistency which is the differences in the levels. Serves are a different story lol. My first match I got aced so much. ;)
     
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  47. headfan91

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    How did you get good so fast. You said that you started REALLY playing at age 11. Thats rediculous man! congrats on great improvement.
     
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  48. Sakumo

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    Well thanks. What "really" mean though is playing champs on the USTA I have been playing everyday since 6. Just got really serious at 11.
     
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  49. headfan91

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    oh I thought that you meant that you played a little since you were six, but got into tournys at age 11. I couldn't even imagine playing at that level at age 16. I will be 16 in a month. jeeze, thats mind boggling! what racquet did you play with before the k90? If you don't mind me asking.
     
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  50. Sakumo

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    Whoever wanted to sponsor me at first. I played with prince for a small bit then wilson realised I was alive and I started to play with them at 15. I used the Htour 90, then went to the k90. Well, I'm going to go. I'll talk to you all later.
     
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