How many teams do you play on?

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by spiderman123, Nov 9, 2010.

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The number of teams that you usually play on in a calendar year. (public poll)

  1. 1

    5.0%
  2. 2

    30.0%
  3. 3-5

    37.5%
  4. 6-10

    25.0%
  5. 11+

    2.5%
  1. spiderman123

    spiderman123 Professional

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    What is the most number of teams that you play on in a calendar year? I am lucky to have time for 2, 3 is a dream although I would love to play on so many more.

    Thought of this as I saw someone's tennislink page and that person has played on :gasp: 12 teams. Must be nice to have that kind of money and time. I wish I could do that.

    :edit: sorry did not include the option of ZERO. You can say so as a reply to thread if you do not play on any team.
     
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  2. Angle Queen

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    4

    Although they're consecutive...rather than at the same time.

    Winter Mixed USTA
    Early Spring Suburban (our Ladies Who Lunch But Play Tennis First)
    Spring Ladies USTA
    Fall Mixed USTA

    I'm tempted to drop the Fall Mixed. It has switched to "Combo"...and I don't think I like it.
     
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  3. bcart1991

    bcart1991 Semi-Pro

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    4 seasons of ALTA (Mens and Mixed)
    1 or 2 USTA teams a year
    Maybe a Big Fish singles league

    Too much lately, according to the wife. I kind of agree, it cuts into my MTB time...
     
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  4. Wakenslam

    Wakenslam Rookie

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    4 seasons of ALTA
    2-3 seasons of USTA
    1-2 seasons of Ultimate
    1-2 seasons of T2

    I guess my seven year old daughter is correct. She calls me a tennis freak!
     
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  5. Angle Queen

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    Same with my spouse.

    But call me a dunce. What's "MTB"? I'm only familiar with "OTB"? :twisted:
     
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  6. SlapShot

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    Spring and Fall USTA Men's at 2 levels (4.0 and 4.5) and 8.0 Mixed. So 6 total.
     
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  7. Cindysphinx

    Cindysphinx G.O.A.T.

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    For 2010, I have been on 12 teams. It would have been 13, but I declined ladies day league to play a singles ladder instead.

    At the moment, I am on three team.
     
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  8. Spokewench

    Spokewench Semi-Pro

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    I am always the captain, live in a rural area (lots of travel and only can play matches on weekends), and not that many opportunities to play!

    If I had to captain 12 teams a year, I would have a heart attack! Two is manageable and that also keeps me married. If I did more, my husband would kill me as we have to play all our matches on the weekends.

    I did 3.5 Senior Women and just finished Tri Level at 3.5

    spoke
     
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  9. Maui19

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    I selected 3-5 in the poll, but it will probably be higher than that this coming year.
     
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  10. kelkat

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    • a 32 week women's doubles league
    • USTA Mixed

    I feel so, so inadequate, hahaha
     
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  11. dizzlmcwizzl

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    I think it is somewhat interesting that we do not have a poster that plays on a single team yet.
     
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  12. dizzlmcwizzl

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    Unfortunately, (or fortunately for that matter) I am in the age bracket where Adult tennis is the only option. So to play on multiple teams I either need travel to another district or wait for another season.

    I am kind of jelous of the folks who play Adult, Senior, Super Senior, and mixed at all three levels plus tri level. I wish I could do that without the AARP card.
     
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  13. Nor'easter

    Nor'easter New User

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    Currently, I am on 4 women's teams.

    DBHITL-runs 18 weeks and plays on Wednesday @ $22/match
    Northshore league-runs 32 weeks and plays on Thursday @$15/match
    USTA 4.0 Tri-level-runs 6 weeks and plays on Friday @ $15/match
    CMITA-runs 24 weeks and plays on Saturday-both singles ($20) and doubles ($16)

    I added the cost to see if my match fees are in line with other regions in the US. I am located in the suburban Boston area.

    The latter three leagues are timed matches at 1.5 hours with no-ad scoring.

    During the summertime I add USTA league that runs 10 weeks.

    It's a good thing my husband is as pationate about golf as I am about tennis.

    Sorry to bore you with my schedule. Play on!
     
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  14. Angle Queen

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    ^^

    :shock:

    OMG! I can't imagine paying those kind of fees. But then again, we have our club membership but hubs enjoys the fitness center and the whole family digs the three pools, incl. one indoors. There are no "court" fees, no guest fees for visiting teams in a "sanctioned" match.

    Our USTA leagues run anywhere from 8 to 10 weeks and have a one-time fee of ~$35. Our "suburban" league? Ha. $15 for the entire 14-week season split over the fall and winter.

    Just. Wow.
     
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  15. jonnyjack

    jonnyjack Rookie

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    2008 - (1) Mixed 6.0, (1) Combo 6.5
    2009 - (1) Men's 3.5, (1) Combo 7.5
    2010 - (2) Mixed 7.0, (2) Men's 3.5, (1) Combo 6.5, (1) Combo 7.5, (1) Combo 8.5

    After struggling to find teams my first two years, I didn't get bumped up and everyone wanted me on their teams this year, haha!
     
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  16. JRstriker12

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    Two right now - a 4.0 mens team and 8.5 mixed team.
     
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  17. NoSkillzAndy

    NoSkillzAndy Rookie

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    My usual two: Austin Tennis League - Spring & Fall
    Occasional: USTA 4.5 League - Spring

    I'm not really big on league tennis. I prefer tournaments :)
     
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  18. Nor'easter

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  19. dlk

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    x2 WTT, Mixed 6.0, Mixed 6.5, Mens 3.5, Flex 3.0
     
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  20. SweetH2O

    SweetH2O Rookie

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    I play 2 leagues per season in Spring, Summer and Fall, one league over the Winter. Lately it's usually one team league (ALTA or USTA) and one flex league (Ultimate, T2, etc).

    That keeps me playing 2-3 times a week and that works with my schedule pretty well.
     
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  21. Cindysphinx

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    Goodness! I don't captain 12 teams. I captain one team per season. That means captaining three times a year (which covers 9 months of the year).

    Regarding fees, we pay $17/match for indoor, 2-hour timed matches.

    This year, I have played 58 matches. That's $986 in court fees, which works out to about $90/month. Not bad, all things considered.
     
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  22. bcart1991

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    Mountain biking. SweetH20 can empathize with me. I NEED MORE TRAIL TIME!!!
     
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  23. SweetH2O

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    You know it!
     
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  24. duketennisgal

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    I only play on three teams per year. Feb - late May I play on a 4.5 ladies team. June - August I play 9.0 mixed and then August - October I play 8.5 combo.

    I'm possibly going to play on a 4.5 singles league team this year that runs Jan through the end of Feb.
     
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  25. spiderman123

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    You win Cindy. 12 teams in 2010!!

    $986 is just the match fees.

    ~$300 would be to register with 12 teams, right?

    Then team practices and private lessons.

    Yup, you win :) I am feeling good about my tennis expenses suddenly.
     
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  26. spiderman123

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    Please tell me that you are kidding, or please help me find a job in this area.

    Which state is this in BTW?
     
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  27. Cindysphinx

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    Oh, I spend a ton of money on tennis, no doubt about it.

    I figure that without tennis, I would be spending $40 a month on prescription co-pays for anti-depressants, plus psychotherapy at $250 an hour (after satisfying the deductible). So it all evens out. :)

    Seriously, without tennis and fitness, I would surely be an overweight diabetic with high blood pressure. Managing all of that would be expensive!!
     
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  28. Cindysphinx

    Cindysphinx G.O.A.T.

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    Oh, and I don't win. Not even close. TennisLefty probably wins with 17 teams for 2010 with 70 matches so far this year.

    Congratulations, TennisLefty!! :) :)
     
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  29. wvtennis

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    3 - Men's 4.0 League teams
    2- 7.5 Combo teams
    1 - 8.5 Combo Team
    1 - 7.0 Mixed
    1 - 8.0 Mixed

    We have the opportunity to play out of 2 seperate Sections, so we get to play quite a bit. I could have easily been on 2 more mixed teams and another 2 combo teams.
     
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  30. Angle Queen

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    Not kidding. But I probably should have qualified the USTA stuff. It's $35 for each 8-10 week league session (still reasonable, IMHO). And some captains buy all the balls for the whole "home" season and divide up the cost...but most just have the players in the lineup bring a fresh can for home matches. Since I mostly play doubles (and my partner and I share 'fresh can' duties), I usually try to slide a new can or two to the ladies who are our singles workhorses.

    Club fees, however, can run the gamut, from the insanely expensive country clubs (initiations in the 5-figures) to some very middle-class joints like the one our family is a member of. I'm not afraid to say what we actually pay. It's about $1K/yr...but no other (court) fees except for the ridiculously cheap childcare at $2/hr...or guests ($3 for an outdoor court, $10 for indoors).

    I'm in the Richmond VA metro area. Job market is a little slow, as it is most places these days, I suppose. But our cost-of-living is relatively low, the suburban school systems are top-notch and we have a very, very vibrant tennis community. There are at least three public AND free facilities (on my side of the River) that many of the "independent" teams play out of. Once you're on The List (usually run by the local Park & Rec Dept), captains can even reserve courts to match the League schedule. It's a sweet, sweet deal.


    All these dollar figures aside, I'm with ya on the "deal" it is. It has kept me sane...and married (despite hubs not always liking how much I play ;) ). Much cheaper than a therapist and infinitely better for you. Gosh, I love this sport. There's something for everyone, every age: teams/leagues or individual play. Whatever floats your competitive boat.
     
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  31. catfish

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    7 teams for 2010. All are USTA teams.

    2 Adult Mixed
    2 Combo Mixed
    1 Adult League
    2 Women's Combo

    League fees are very reasonable. They were about $35 per team this year. I think tennis is a reasonably priced sport. I'm a member of a fitness club with tennis courts, so I pay monthly dues there. I think my biggest tennis expense is tennis shoes. They are so expensive these days and I wear them out pretty fast. I always have 2 or 3 pairs at any given time.
     
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  32. spiderman123

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    :shock: S e v e n t e e n Teams ??

    Wow.
     
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