Eastern Mass Juniors?

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  1. FEDEX1

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    Hey i was just seeing which people are from around where i live. Im from the south shore and i'm starting usta tournaments soon. Could someone give me some advice about playing in junior tournaments around here? thanks!!:D
     
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    i live about 30 minutes from the cape in DUxbury,MA
     
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    My advice is not to wait for tournaments to come to you but for you to go to them. Nashua has one almost every weekend. Doubles tournaments count towards singles points and no one really plays in those so go for those. Um, Level 6's give you way more points (if you win a Level 7, you get about the same # of points for getting to the Quarters in a Level 6). New England only takes your 8 highest scores, too, so be aware.
     
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    yea, definitley play as many tournaments as possible i play in t he 14's and regularly beat people ranked higher than me because i've only played 4 tournys

    BTW i think the doubles counting towards singles only counts starting next year?, or maybe it did start this year, can someone clear this up?


    i live in Chelmsford, MA
     
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    Also a place called centre court tennis club in providence Rhode Island has one almost every week also
     
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    Alex Chin do you mean Nashua NH?
     
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    i also would like to know if level 6 tournaments are harder then level 7 tournaments
     
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    yes they are much harder i get seeded in every level 7 and the 6's i probly will play a seed. They are much harder
     
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    Yeah, I did mean Nashua, New Hampshire. Nashua actually draws a lot of good players by the way. Level 6 tournaments are supposedly more competitive than Level 7 tournaments (they offer more points as well). Occasionally in a level 7 tournament, there will be a no namer who will be surprisingly decent and should be playing level 6. As for level 6's, many of the same kids will appear in the draw tournament, after tournment. But for what its worth, I recommend level 6's.
     
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    yea i have found Nashua to be a much tougher place to play than others because it holds a tournament every weekend, its a nice place and because of these things, is very popular. You can find other tournaments in places like Vermont and Maine or even other places in MA whose which level 6's have less people and are less competitive than Nashua's level 7's. The other places level 7's are even better, i've had draws of 16 or less before
     
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    do u get any a trophy or anything if u win a usta tournament?
     
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    yea, nashua gives out trophies
     
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    is nashua the only place u know of or are there more?
     
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    is nashua the only place u know of or are there more?
     
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    well a lot of places have a few but Riverside, Rhode Island has alot and South Londonberry, Vermont. But thats far
     
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    You can check online. I would post the link, but the USTA site is down right now. To find the tournaments, you go to the juniors section, and then to the schedule section and enter New England and like your age division. They stopped sending the books with all the tournaments in it, too.
     
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    anyone playing in a usta junior tournament in lankeville on the 19th?
     
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    can't but that is werer i played my first tournament that very one
    last year
     
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    those courts are wicked fast. so slice 'em low!
     
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    those courts are the weirdest hard courts you will ever play
     
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    if you guys have ever played at the YMCA in hanovover, are the courts anything like this? and also im really obsesed with getting trophies, do u get one if u win this (i know i wont win tho only my first tournament)?
     
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    Yeah Brayman9 and I are the top juniors at the Hanover Y. The courts in Lakeville are much faster than the Y courts.
     
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    o ok. I do one of those junior team tennis things at the Y, i'm not sure who to talk to though to get myself onto the bracket thing. If u guys are on it who did u talk to to get on it.
     
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    you talk to chris d or margaret chase.
     
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    the y is awesome i showed that new kid who is on top in the juniors. brayden def. robert 6-2
     
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    would it be a good idea to start out playing a serve and volley style of play at the lakeville tournament?
     
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    not unless you are really good at it it just plays like a fast hard court not grass though. Just take advantage of the warm up and get the feal of it. See if you can come before then and hit on them.
     
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    ya ok thanks. im not much of a serve a volleyer. I have a high percentage serve but i just put a lot of spin on it, its not that fast. And i always get passed when i come up to net
     
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    hit lots of slices and lots of lobs, they won't know what to expect and you'll certainly take them out of rythym.
     
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    yes slices good definetly stay away from net if u are not good
     
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    ya when i was playing at the Y today i was workin on my slice it seems really good but i still have to see how it goes on a faster court.
     
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    i was at the Y today working in the pro shop
     
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    what clinic were u in
     
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    I do the tuesdays and thursday from 3:30 to 5:30. Was that u playing on court one or where u just at the pro shop?
     
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    hey pat i have met you up there at the Y i am always sitting in the pro shop. I am Brayden you must have heard them through that name around
     
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    o. rite i think i saw you today. i was at the clinic from 330 to 5. ya when i left i looked in the pro shop for like on second to look at a racquet. was that you in there?
     
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    i was there today on Thursday on court hard courts from 3 to 4:30. I was playing a match with one other kid. ANd wearing green shorts
     
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    ya i think i saw u playing. court 1 rite?
     
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    ya the last hour i was
     
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    are you in the class from 5-630?
     
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    on Tuesday but not today
     
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    o. i think i might be in that class when i sign up again. but im not sure yet
     
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    If anyone knows Raghav Tanna can they give me some information about him. I might have to face him in the second round of an upcoming tournament.
     
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    thanks anything will help:)
     
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    i hate the tennis courts at the lakeville tennis club. The guy who i faced had a good first flat serve and it just skided off the court. I wish i had played in the tournament in Dorchester.
     
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    haha i played in dorchester...pretty scrubby club, the courts are uneven there and the bounce surprises u occasionally.
     
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    Ok, i was wondering if any of you guys have any info on these particular players..., how they play, strengths weaknesses ect..

    Raghav D. Tanna

    Michael Trainin
     
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    i don't think klick is that good
     
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