Competing at age 19

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by Nonentity, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Nonentity

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    so I recently decided to get back to playing tennis competitevely, and i am wondering what my options are in terms of competition.

    I'm a high 4.0 player pushing 4.5. I'm going to sign up for the flex league this summer, and play 4.0 singles( they dont have 4.5). But it only lasts 5-6 weeks and i can't sign up for a usta team until January.

    So what else can i do to compete?

    The only other thing i can think of is trying to join my college team, but they are ranked in the top 25 of DIV I, so I don't think i'm good enough to make the team.
     
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  2. maverick66

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    play mens tournies? Play usta 4.0 tournies or if you feel like a challenge mens opens. MAybe your school offeres club tennis?
     
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  3. big hitter

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    ya, you can give opens a try, and if you are good enough you can try to qualify to play futures.
     
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  4. maverick66

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    if he cant make the team at a college he will be beaten bad at futures. he is not futures level.
     
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  5. Nonentity

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    I think I'm just going to play the flex league, see how i do, then go from there.

    What NTRP level are div I college players usually?
     
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  6. theZig

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    Div I players are usually 5.0 minimum.
     
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  7. SJS

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    Check to see if your school is involved in the College on Campus program. Here's a link:
    http://www.tennisoncampus.com/site3.aspx

    It's a program for students who are not on the team but it's still very competitive with a chance for a National championship.
     
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  8. USERNAME

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    Yeah and plus if ur a walk on, u gotta b really good to just get on. 5.5-6.0 to get on as MAYBE a #3 or 4 dubs. To get the #1 or 2 spot in singles or dubs u not only need skill, but also alot of experience. Making it on D1 teams without being scouted or invited is tough.
     
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