anyone traveling to national USTA tourneys this year?

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by mental midget, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. mental midget

    mental midget Professional

    Oct 7, 2008
    thinking about going to one, maybe two national 35's mens tournaments this year. definitely the clay in november, at least.

    anyone with any experience playing these events?
  2. Kick_It

    Kick_It Semi-Pro

    Dec 27, 2005
    Unlikely this year, hopefully next year.

    If I am playing well and the rest of life gets out of the way for my tennis game - I'd love to play grass courts.

    I've played one Cat I tourney and four Cat II tourneys in 30 to 40 age groups. Lots of tough players and competition.

    Good Luck! K_I
  3. Dave Mc

    Dave Mc Rookie

    Feb 19, 2004
    All the USTA tournys in my section are outdoor hard court, so that is all I ever practice on. I've played some Cat-I clay court tournys after only practicing on clay for a couple of weeks, and I felt disadvantaged, even by the weaker players that happen to practice on clay every day. I used to think that playing a Cat-I grass court tourny would be a fun idea, but without any grass courts in my section to practice on, I think it would probably be embarassing. I never tried a Cat-I indoor tourny before... I suppose theoretically I should not be disadvantaged there. I've won more matches at Cat-I outdoor hard courts than all Cat-I clay courts combined... so from my personal experience, if you want to do well, I think it's better to stick with your best surface. Good luck!

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