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

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    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?
     
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  2. Kick_It

    Kick_It Semi-Pro

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    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
     
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  3. Dave Mc

    Dave Mc Rookie

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    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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