Chances of D1 University and/or Pro

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  1. Farz77

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    I'm 17 and I live in quebec and would like to go to a d1 university...?

    thanks, Franz H.
     
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    Could you post a video?
     
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    if you're a legit 5-5.5 at 15 then you wouldnt be asking this.
     
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    ^^^^^^^

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  5. Farz77

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    It's not like I'm 6.0 or 6.5
     
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    sigh
    if you're a legit 5.0-5.5, you should be able to beat down most 4.5's. how many 4.5 tournaments have you won?
     
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  7. Farz77

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    Canada buddy
     
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    Look, I asked this question because I know play with people as good as me on a daily basis and I just wanted a straight answer. If a 5.0 15 year-old isn't common for you, you should start training in the great North
     
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  9. Kick_It

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    Maybe. NTRP ratings are irrelevant though.

    What a D1 college coach will care about is you consistently winning in age group or open tournaments against strong tennis players at the same age. I'd say if you consistently get to the semis against decent competition - you've got a good shot at it.

    Good luck!
     
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    I rated myself a 5.5 when i first started playing (im 15 too). And guess what, I'm just your average 3.5. A 5.5 at 15 years old is pro material.

    Post a vid and prove us wrong, but im sticking with what I said. You may very well be a good player, but 5.5 is really up there
     
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    where in Canada?
     
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    Thank you for a straight answer. Volia, an honest person, with an intelligent opinion to give.
     
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    well if your really a 5.5 at 15 years old you'll go pro easily. That's absolutely amazing if that's what you really are. Go search TonLars thread, he a legit 5.5. You could take sets off of him then?
     
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    Funny how anyone who claims to be higher than 4.5 always seems to get bashed on this forum. It would be great if you can post a video of yourself.
     
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    No it's not actually. Pro material=world class player. Correct?
    And world-class player is....
    7.0
    Look it up
    http://www.usta.com/?sc_itemid={A9EAE203-D273-4CB1-9038-5A293C5ED642}
     
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    incorrect.

    where in Canada are you?
     
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    I wish I could but all I have are horrible quality clips taken on my barely 1mp. camera phone. I'm saving up for a Panasonic Recorder. Once I get it, I would be glad to post it.
     
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    No, not really. A 5.5 at 15 is amazing and just hard to believe that's all. A 4.5 is believable for a 16 year old, I've seen them. But its hard to imagine a 5.5 at 15 years old. These are the type of people that train at like Bolleteres (I spelled that way wrong, but you know what i mean) academy like 10 hrs a day to go pro

    I know the ratings buddy, no need to lecture me on them. I meant that your on the right track for pro (5.5 at 15 years old). That's what i meant by pro material. By the time your 18 you will be a 6.5-7.0 if your a 5.5 now
     
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    Does it make a difference?
    And pros are world-class by the way. At least ones who are past futures and challengers at least.
     
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    Yes it makes a difference. Will you answer the question?
     
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    They wouldn't be a bad start....why don't you post them and we'll atleast get "some" idea.
     
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    When I self rated myself, I even thought I was 5.5, but my coach told me that I'm a 4.0. Did you self rate? If so, you probably overrated yourself.
     
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    So sorry I missunderstood you there. I actually meant to post that for M27 who seems to be jealous of everyone better than 1.5
     
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    Post your horrible quality clips please!
     
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    Both actually. I rated myself and I thought 5.5 and my coach said probably 5.0 so that's why I said 5.0 - 5.5. By the way, I'm turning 16 this year.
     
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    ok, we've established that I'm a terrible and jealous player because I said something you don't like.

    where in Canada are you?
     
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    LOL i remember you made a thread and said you were a 16 year old 5.5 player. I went and completely bashed you for that haha, but I think you got the point now. A 4.0 at 16 is very reasonable. Hopefully when I fix my groundies I'll be able to compete at that level as well. And yeah I think we all self rated ourselves 5.5's when we first saw the ratings. I did at least
     
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    My computer vista does not recognize my old crappy phone. If I get it to recognize it as a media player then I will be able to post it.
     
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    One refinement to my earlier answer - you need to have winning tournament results against strong tennis players your age - or older.

    Simply put - you need to have strong, objective results in strong tournaments against other potential players on those teams. Say the coach held tryouts for the team - how many people would you beat - including players who are already on scholarship?
     
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  30. Lotto

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    Just post what clips you have as oneguy said. Nobody's gonna care if you don't live up to standards or if you've been running your mouth. When I first came to this forum I thought I was "pro material" and made ridiculous statements saying I was the next Federer.

    To be honest, I couldn't care less if you're not as good as you say you are. I and everyone else on here wants to help you reach your potential, that's what it's about. I'm more worried about losing to Liverpool 4-2 on Football Manager :evil:
     
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    But the rating system is kinda subjectice, don't you think. Like some guys have the most amazing game, nice groundies nice serve, but can't hit a volley to save their lives and then it's hard to say your high NTRP cuz one of the things needed is a net game. So yeah quite funny actually
     
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    Subjective*
     
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    I agree 100% with what your saying. But I don't think I will be next Fed or anyone in that matter. My parents want me to go to uni for a couple years, so if miraculously i go pro, when I retire I can use my brain instead of just commentating like Mcrenoe does. No offense, Love you Johnny Mac.
     
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  35. m27

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    so are you going to say what city you live in or not
     
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  36. Lotto

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    Yeah, I know, I learned the hard way. I'm embarassed by some of the things I first said when I joined. I was 15 when I joined, 16 now but it's amazing what a few months and an older girl can do to your maturity level. I'm talking about myself like. I did also think I was gonna manage Arsenal football club, and be the first Irish manager to win the champions league but then I decided nah. I'm a bit too ambitious for my own good. But seriously, yeah, your lucky, I sounded like an arrogant little twat when I posted my threads.

    I'd say I'm really a 4.0 player. I'm not from the states so wouldn't know.

    When you do get a camera or get the phone working though post some clips. It will be interesting.

    And m27, why are you so obsessed with where he's from?? lol
     
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  37. Kick_It

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    IMO asking/discussing "what NTRP level" on a web board is a huge waste of time.

    Any decent college coach doesn't care about NTRP anyway. Objective results are what matters.

    I wouldn't even think about Pros until you can consistently beat D1 college players, preferably strong ones.
     
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    because I'm from Canada as well, and I'm always looking for other open-level players to hit with. :)
     
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    One thing I've noticed since I joined the board was that all the "15 year old 5.5"'s always have a convenient excuse when people ask for a video of theirs
     
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    Haha yeah I know right? Not me though, I'm a legit 5.5 15 year old as you can see from my vids:) All 15 year olds on this board are 5.5s, so just suck it up and deal with it. I don't know what to say, we're just that good
     
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  41. Farz77

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    so where are you from and what's your NTRP?
     
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    LOL I know and people are always so sure they're a 5.5
     
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  43. m27

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    I'm about a 5.0 in Vancouver (although I do take the odd set off of 5.5's). Your turn. My guess is that my faster forehands are faster than your first serve. :) Prove me wrong.
     
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  44. Farz77

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    You're one more post to 500. lol
    But what thread do you have those vids posted. I can compare my self to you if you want...?
    As for that other legit 5.5, weird technique but his balls seem to have good speed and topspin, but hits to close on backhand and has unfluid motions on both sides. But then again technique is not NTRP
     
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    Farz, I really hope you're in Vancouver so we can have a hit.

    And please post those videos, we dont care that they are "low quality".
     
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    Never mind 5.5, I thought I had Roger Federer's talent lol. The curse of the 15 year old. lol.

    Any luck with the camera phone Farz?
     
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  47. Farz77

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    I already said that my computer doesn't recognize the phone.
    And secondly I love snow so no Vancouver is not where I live.
     
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    Well Fed wasn't amazing at 15. he started going to an academy at 14 ans switched to a 1hander soon after. But he sky-rocketed once he matured, 16,17,18...
     
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    If you're 5.5 you should be about as good as i am i suppose. I must say i have never lost to a 15 year old. Lost to a 16 year old though. So if you are 5.5 now you should easily be able to get a scholarship for d1. Pro? Didn't some guy Ryan Harrisson or something get an atp point last year? i believe he was 15 as well. So pro is a different story. I know a few guys who are fulltimers, not one of them seems to really make it. But i wish you good luck !
     
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    It's been snowing almost non-stop in Vancouver for the last 3 weeks. We're up to about 2.5 feet. It's snowing right now. Anyway, it's too bad we won't get to hit.

    How fast is your 1st serve? 2nd serve? (measured by a radar, of course)
    How fast are your faster forehands (when you get set up decently well)?
    Backhands?
     
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