Competition on the courts and the side lines - womens league tennis

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by Littlemissball, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. t135

    t135 Semi-Pro

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    Play in a singles league. And take lessons from a good pro to figure out what prevents you from moving to 3.5 or higher. Then invest the time needed to improve the weak parts of your game. You need to play to get better but also need to practice and improve weaknesses. You can't do it just by playing matches all the time.
     
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  2. aniretake

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    Thanks! But networking and stuff is for as an introvert, a very hard thing to do. It gets to a point where tennis drama starts affecting my life and well being and i am looking for other sports to do.
     
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  3. aniretake

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    Play? I cant even get on a team (neither can my teammates) because everyone is so cliquish. And there is no help coming from LLC or pros.
     
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  4. backttennis

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    To each their own - but I would not captain a USTA team if you paid me. I see what they go through! It's a stressful part-time job with no pay.

    Is there anything else in your area, like Ultimate tennis, Tencap tennis, K-Swiss, a USTA or non-USTA singles flex league? Even those, to me, would not be enough on their own and would only augment my main play, which is recreational.

    What I did when I took up tennis (both times, 20 years apart) was join local tennis clubs and join their singles leagues and ladders, and this got me started. I also had the manager fix me up with some people. (It's to their benefit to get you in there playing.) It took a few months, but eventually I found some people who were a good fit who wanted to play weekly, or even more often.

    Recreational play with friends, to me, is where it's at. I tried USTA but found it not great for singles players. I think it works better for doubles players or young people who are really good and looking for competitive play to get better.
     
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  5. ian2

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    Well the solution is right there isn't it? Start your own team.
     
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  6. Littlemissball

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    Breezybee, you wouldn't believe how horrible the leagues have been. The women are horrible. Sometimes you can't even believe you are on a tennis court. The women are horrible. It's comments about your weight, your game, your boyfriend, the car you drive, the car you don't drive, the tennis skirt, your skills, your attitude, your posture, your serve, your job. I have heard everything on the tennis court and I can't believe it is tennis sometimes. These people are vile and awful. The only thing you can do is try to get better at this game because the better you get, I do believe the more secure people are and are not back biting and are all about the game. At my level, it's all about your job, your car, your summer house, blah, blah, blah. It's like tennis without the tennis. LOL
     
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  7. goober

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    Sounds like typical country club tennis. If you are in a small town you may have limited options for joining other teams or even starting your own. But try mixed and see if that is any better. Flex singles leagues and tournaments are other good options as already mentioned. If you don't have any other options you could just stick to recreational and social tennis and avoid competitive league tennis altogether. I know lots of people who do this and are quite happy doing it.
     
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