16 Year Olds Unite!

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

  1. Duzza

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    Good stuff. Yeah I know some kids who play way too many, I lost to this guy last week who has taken a year off his schooling to travel to Junior ITF's! And these are the guys who are "good" but never going to really make it you know..a waste if you ask me.
     
  2. go_nadal

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    Yeh there are alot of ppl who want to do tennis... But for alot of them its not gunna happen.... Its kinda funny but kinda mean... Do u play many ARs?
     
  3. Duzza

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    Nah only if they are sorta close, I played one last weekend, got to the 3rd round and played the 8 seed, but that was because I got 2 walkovers b4 that lol.
     
  4. go_nadal

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    Ohh ok where do u live? who was the 8 seed??
     
  5. Duzza

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    I'm in Melbourne, 8th Seed was a guy called Milan Vrbka.
     
  6. shojun25

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    I've been playing for a year and 2 months (started in my freshman year right before tennis season)
    I normally use my O3 Tour MP and my O3 Hybrid Spectrum OS
    I believe that I am a weak 3.5, #3 singles for my high school team
    I am an all-court player, I like to use semi-western grip, kick serves, topspin slice, 2 hb, etc.
    I don't have a ranking
     
  7. ayoPATRICIO

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    So, at 16...
    How long have you been playing? held my first racquet at about 5 years old. stopped, played serious like 2 years ago.

    What equipment do/have you used? started with some junior Head racquet. moved to a Head Ti.Radical OS, now Head FXP Radical MP strung at 64 lbs.

    Whats your playing level? juniors shouldn't have a rate..but if I had to be in one it would be 4.5 at least.

    Whats your playing style? all court, 100+mph serve. 1hand on both sides.

    Ranking? Teams? BGAHS
     
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  8. futurelegend

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    because you said so...

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=119243

     
  9. Sakumo

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    Arg I know it's killing me. Lol I think I am going to leave this thread forever, it's driving me insane lol. As for if the pen is in walla, I have no idea.
     
  10. Sakumo

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    omg your right :confused: :confused: :confused:. I honestly don't remember writing that, that is totally weird. But I'm not from walla walla, I'm from the middle of the country, andI moved three times to academes and then just houses. But I've never even lived in washington, the closest is california. (I think walla walla is in washington, google said so, lol)

    Thanks for telling me that I or someone had posted that. Maybe it was my bro being a moron, lol, but that is just plain weird. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
     
  11. 103xStateChamp

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  12. Sakumo

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    Nope, I don't think I even know him lol. :) But I really don't want my identity revealed so I am going to make this my last post on this thread. If you all want to talk to me just post here w/ your email and I might shoot you an email. If I happen to make top 10 ITF I will post here again :D .
     
  13. equinox

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    Are you sure? Didn't TA change the ranking system? You have to win a round before getting points. Opponents, i.e mates can't just withdraw without showing up on court. Has to be a retirement in a match.

    Anyways TA changed the rules and this should cut down on all the juniors with rankings in the 2000's.

    Heard over the weekend some ppl were pissed off after someone withdrew and caused the draw to 31 players and they missed the cutoff point for ranking points because of that withdrawl.
     
  14. equinox

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  15. Duzza

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    They are the latest :| and yeah I heard about that new system today, oh well.
     
  16. go_nadal

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    Yeh the new rankings are on tennis Australia.... Duzza, did you win any matches or were they forfits then loses Cuz if it was jus forfiets then you wont get points i dont think..
     
  17. go_nadal

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    Wow i didnt no bout the ranking in the state... Im ranked 43 in the state for my age at the moment... Soon to be movin up
     
  18. Duzza

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    Yeah I got:

    1st round: W/O
    2nd: W/O
    3rd: Loss
     
  19. Duzza

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    How'd ya find that?
     
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    That dude just posted a link to it Just above som where...
     
  21. Duzza

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    Yeah found it. I am almost last in the 17s. Awesome!
     
  22. go_nadal

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    Haha thats awsome.... Lol
     
  23. go_nadal

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    So does any one else on here have an AR? Im sure some one has to...
     
  24. equinox

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    It's hard to get an AR unless you're a junior.

    I've lost a tight singles match to about 550th male, won dlbs against 1333th male, won dlbs against 327 and rising female, lost tight dlbs against 600th female.

    Really unless you're about grade 1+2 pennant standard. One doesn't stand a chance of winning in the open division points tournaments.

    It's like impossible for seniors.
     
  25. 103xStateChamp

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    ur not gunna make top 10 ITF. seriously. lol
     
  26. Sakumo

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    Haha Probably not right now but I still have a year and a half till I am ineligible. I think i can crack it. I already cracked the top 30, so should be a year until I'm really competing with the big dogs. But I forgot I wasn't posting on here anymore :confused: lol well c ya.
     
  27. tennisace432

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    we all know sakumo is a fake. 103xstate champ tried to guess his "6.0" identity in the itfs. ofcourse sakumo won't hit top 10 itf because he isnt even in the top 30 like he says he is!!!! sakumo has nothing to prove himself to be a 6.0 ntrp player.
    hey sakumo even if i knew who you were i wouldn't PM you. i dont believe you have another identity here that you received too many PM's.
     
  28. NebAce1

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    Hey Sakumo are you playing the International Spring Championships now?
     
  29. go_nadal

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    Who was the 550th male? And open tournaments arent that hard... Sure you could get an awsome player and get absolutely smashed but there is a chance that you will get somone not so good...
     
  30. equinox

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    Please.. not so good in any decent open doesn't happen. At least not for me. I always draw the head coach. ow free tennis leason i guess. :p
     
  31. go_nadal

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    Haha... You jus have to be lucky i guess....

    So any one else hav an AR???
     
  32. gdsballer

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    I'm 16, been playing for about 3-4 years seriously, have a babolat aeropro drive plus with pro hurricane tours at 58, probably will go to 60 soon...i play 1 singles and doubles at my high school...but we suck so its ok
     
  33. Duzza

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    How do you go against coaches anyway? I've only ever played one and he likes to take his time I guess on the court and gives you some very frustrating returns, such as deep lobs :( I lost 4 and 2 IIRC, but who knows if he was trying his heart out.
     
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  34. equinox

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    Lost 8-3. Guy blasted aces past me. He broke a couple of strings. Then decides hit lefty slices. Funny watching him go down in the final to the #550 AR kid i gave a tight match in open. The coach wasn't "B" grade. :p
     
  35. Duzza

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    Haha great story.
     
  36. equinox

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    Anyways i lack comparable firepower. I'm pretty much a glorified retriever at that level. And i'm not getting any younger. Tennis is a funny game, all different styles and levels.
     
  37. Duzza

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    Are you going to play pennant for anybody this season?
     
  38. equinox

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    That's a big jump from pen 9-4. My mate who's been injured since club champs, said he may have got grade 3. Not that it matters much since he's out for another 2 months unfortunately..

    What's up with no state team again?
     
  39. equinox

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    Nah duzza, i'm stuck playing district tennis.
     
  40. Duzza

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    Ah I see. Sorry, but you play for Dendy? Or just reading previous posts? I thought that we got a State grade team but apparently not.....our grade 1 has the TWA boys and a few other ring ins :D.
     
  41. Duzza

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    Yeah 9-4, it should be interesting lol. My friend got grade 7 and he was completely p***ed off, he went to the pennant organiser and he was told to play a Grade 5 standard player, lost 2 and 1 :( so he's stuck in 7 still.
     

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