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Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by Live2Try, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Live2Try

    Live2Try New User

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    I need some help getting started in Junior tennis, i have been playing for around a year now, high school varsity, and I want to get started in USTA. I am about a 3.5 probably closer to a 4.0 when the high school season is over, its fall for us, 5' 10" 150lbs, have a good forehand my backhand is probably my favorite shot and an all right serve and a good volley, I have been working on my footwork too a lot and that is getting better. I have done soccer since I was 5 so I have pretty strong legs and am in good shape. I was wondering the best way to get involved in the USTA and what kind of tournaments to play.
     
  2. S H O W S T O P P E R !

    S H O W S T O P P E R ! Hall of Fame

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    Join the USTA and then look around and see where 3.0-3.5 tournaments are being held.
     
  3. Live2Try

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    I looked up junior tournaments and it only said Rookie, Challenger Etc.
     
  4. tennisnoob2

    tennisnoob2 Rookie

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    hes wrong. junior tournaments are not based on ntrp ratings.

    look up what junior, challenger, etc mean in your area and apply for what you feel you can handle or want to try
     
  5. TennisNinja

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    In the PNW it goes by rookie, challenger, and champs tournaments. Start off playing some rookies to get used to the tournament settings if you want, but it seems like you've already had match experiences and have done ok so challengers should be fine.

    Don't go to champs until you've done really well in challengers because that's where the most competitive tennis is.
     
  6. mcutilize

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    rofl ben u say that like ur some kind of pro. i dont think losing to bischak can let u say that :)
     
  7. TennisNinja

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    All I've got to say is.....

    Snyder at Olympia :)
     
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  8. mcutilize

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    shut up ben

    i cant believe it i was f u cking up 6-4 5-2. and i just lost focus
     
  9. Live2Try

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    Lol I am from WA too.
     
  10. Live2Try

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    Im gonna try to do some of the Sprinker Tourneys
     
  11. mcutilize

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    whats ur name i might know you.
     
  12. tennisnoob2

    tennisnoob2 Rookie

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    email him? or IM him
     
  13. mcutilize

    mcutilize Professional

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    i dont see why everybody is so cautious not to give out names
     
  14. tennisnoob2

    tennisnoob2 Rookie

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    internet is dangerous. have you not seen stuff on tv bout chat rooms and myspace, etc
     
  15. mcutilize

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    its not like im giving out my adress
     
  16. tennisnoob2

    tennisnoob2 Rookie

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    i could find it tho if i really wanted to with just your name.

    edit: i wont, but i bet its not hard
     
  17. TennisNinja

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    Sprinker tourneys are pretty decent they've got nice courts, are on time, and have pretty big trophies haha.
     
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  18. mcutilize

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    sprinker is so damn far though lol, its pretty ghetto compared to harbor square
     

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