Highest entry fee in your section?

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  1. papatenis

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    Besides junior national tournaments, what is the highest entry fee you paid to play in a junior tournament in your section?
    Here in socal, the highest is $46.73 for singles $52 for doubles with no back draw. (CRAZY)
     
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  2. TennisNinja

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    Wow that is crazy....
     
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  3. eeytennis

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    In the Eastern section it's about $55 dollars + 25 if you play in the main draw of a L5. So around 80 bucks. Way too much in my opinion.
     
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  4. T10s747

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    Eastern tennis is $$$ tennis, ridiculously expensive for training.
     
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  5. mrmo1115

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    In most of my eastern tournaments its 48.88 not including doubles
     
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    There is one in my section that is $60 just for singles
     
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  7. darthpwner

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    $81 for California Bowl
     
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  8. the wise wizard

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    its usually about 30-35$ here in the intermountain, but in some cases it'll go up to $45 for bigger sectionals.
     
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  9. Wondertoy

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    Don't you ever play the designated closed sectionals?
     
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  10. tennisnj

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    Some I've played in are $85+ for one draw in the ETA. Fortunately there is usually (on average) 1 non-USTA tournament a month locally to play in where the prices are $20 ($10 pp doubles) to $30, & the draws are just as competitive if not more competitive than the USTA/ETA tournaments going on at the same time. Not to mention the USTA/ETA tournaments are usually 25+ miles away minimum.
     
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  11. region2champion

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    $105. It's crazy.
     
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  12. mrmo1115

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    I said most.... Note: That includes pretty much everything but the sectionals...

    And to answer your question : Yes, I play mostly every sectional of the year, maybe missing 1-2



    Do you play Adult or Junior eastern tennis?
     
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  14. T10s747

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    Dude, you play more tournaments than anyone I have ever seen in Eastern! Maybe you need a new coach because your sectional ranking of 91 is pretty low for all that activity.
     
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  15. mrmo1115

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    Maybe you need to figure out how old I am first.

    I just aged out of the 14s so please look at that activity, that would be more appropriate.

    I don't appreciate you flaming me. I play more tournaments than anyone ?

    Please... go open your eyes and look at every kid thats ahead of me.

    I don't even want to name names but if you want me to tell you some, I'd be glad to .

    And how dare you talk about my coach you don't even know him, he's just fine and he's actually helped me.. when in fact he's coached Eastern studs like Cory Parr and Ryann Cutillo

    In fact, I'd like to inform you that when I started out in the 14s (this same time 2 years ago, I was only ranked 105 in the east) before getting to the top 13 .
     
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  16. T10s747

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    I know Lawrence Kleeger very well. I not flaming you but IMHO you are wasting your time and money in all those L2 and L1Bs where there are no points and no competition. You're playing a tourney almost every freakin' week for crissakes. You need to work on your game and play less tournaments. Play only the L1's that mean something. Work on your game so you can do better in the designated closed sectionals where all the action is. And try to work on coming in and knocking off volleys when you have your opponent in trouble. You can only go so far baseline grinding.
     
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  17. mrmo1115

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    How do you know how I play? And yes that's why I'm playing L1bs they count and are good when your not 15 yet. Lawrence isn't my coach so know your facts. And how would you know how I play? I love coming to net. Don't say anything unless you know me. You have some nerve

    and I'm playing almost every week because it is crucial to get a good start in the competitive 16s. It's something my coach and I believe in.
     
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  18. T10s747

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    Whatever..... don't fool yourself into thinking that the 16s matter, they don't....only the 18s, Dude. BTW, I know Mike Kossoff pretty well, too, good guy.
     
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  19. mrmo1115

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    I treat every age group the same. I made a mistake starting too late in the 14s and I wanted to make sure I started early in the 16s

    It will only start to slow down so relax if you think I'm overplaying
     
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  20. Wondertoy

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    Every age group is not the same. Yes, only the 18s are important for college coaches. The other age groups means nothing. 12s and 14s are worthless. 16s are only meaningful if you star in national events, otherwise also meaningless. Better to develop your all court game, ball striking ability, doubles prowess and focus on National Rankings. Sectional rankings are only good to get you into 16s Intersectionals and 18s Team Davis Cup play so you can get national bonus points knocking off nationally ranked competition. Coaches want to see meaningful significant wins against national players they are considering as recruits. Sectional rankings are only good for D3. Just my $0.02.
     
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  21. star 5 15

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    The most expensive is like $102 for easter bowl.
     
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  22. cmb

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    lol the states is a joke, in france the entry fees for junior tournaments is between 8 and 14 euros, and juniors can even win some money if they play well!!!
     
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  23. tomas9848

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    maybe like 60
     
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  24. VA10S

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    Mid-Atlantic charges $65 singles entry fee for Level 1 tournaments.
     
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  25. deddied

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    And they dont lose their elegibilty with the NCAA, thats not right.
     
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  26. Rob_C

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    U can accept prize money up to the amount of your expenses for competing in a particular tournament, and retain your amateur eligibility.

    So the entry fees, travel, food, hotels, if any, can be included in that total.
     
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  27. gully

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    Indoor M*dw*st sectional junior events--levels 2s and the like--run in the $90s for FIC and no doubles. <Sigh>
     
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  28. trickyplay

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    Lucky it isn't golf...
     
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  29. Caracalla

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    I can relate to your story.. this is why I don't really see what's the problem if one plays 100 tournaments or 20 tournaments as long as you are getting better ranking and for sure more experience will come handy.
     
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    For your average local Chicago-area junior tourney (Level 6), anywhere from $55-$70, with the average being around $65. For M I D W E S T sectionals, around $80-$90, and for Nationals, anywhere from $80-$110, not counting food, gas, rental cars, flight costs, hotel rooms, coaches, etc...

    Now that I look at it like this, I guess I've got some good parents. :)
     
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  31. cmb

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    its not their fault that their federation cares about about its players and makes the game affordable for all people
     
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  32. norcal22

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    There were two levels 3s recently in norcal and they were both 80+
     
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