Age-Level Tournaments

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by jturpin4, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. jturpin4

    jturpin4 Rookie

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    Hey everyone! I have only been playing in NTRP tournaments (3.5 level) so far. I will be turning 22 this year. What is the requirements to play in age-level tournaments? I have tried searching on my state/section/USTA site but couldn't find any information. I was interested in the age 25 division. I didn't know if it was 25 and up or 25 and under.

    Thank,

    JT.
     
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  2. nocab

    nocab Rookie

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    25 is for 25 and up, 30 is for 30 and up and so on. As long as you are older you can play in any age group. If you are a 3.5 you may want to be careful in the age groups. Since the only requirement is age you usually get higher level players. I've never seen a 25's draw in my area but the 30's are usually 4.5-5.5 level players.
     
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  3. 10ACE

    10ACE Professional

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    2nd the motion- age groups have more competition and stretch of level of play. Usually high level of play- like you would find in an open draw. You can have 4.5-6.0, teaching pros, ex college, satellite drop outs whom ever- just good competition.
     
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  4. dana

    dana New User

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    I was a 3.5 player when I turned 30. I was looking forward to the "age" groups until I played in my first one. I got slaughtered, My opponent kindly told me that the 30s age group is mostly former open players who can't win at that level anymore. I played that one tournament and never tried an age group again. Now that I can play in the 60s group, I might try again. Maybe I'm in better shape than some of the others. :)
     
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