I am in 2011 US open National Qualifying, what do you think ?

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by Fedace, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Fedace

    Fedace Banned

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    What do you think about me joining next year for the 2011 us open qualifying event ? Anyone can play even if you are a amateur. even 69 year old played. how should i prepare and what chance do i have ??:)
     
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  2. blackfrido

    blackfrido Hall of Fame

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    go for it!!!!
     
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  3. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    GO FEDACE!!!!!!!

    Have fun!
     
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  4. Edberg

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    You have the same odds of winning 2 lotteries on the same day.
     
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  5. Kam2010

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    Good Luck :)
     
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  6. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

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    Why not?
    Gives you an insight on how well the top players actually play, you get to experience the travel, the organization, and pressures of performing your best when sometimes you don't feel your best.
    Just try to hit some good shots, embrace the fact you'll probably be playing some 5.5+ guy, and try to conduct yourself in a professional manner. The best part is getting to hang around and watching the other 5.5 thru 6 players, while having the freedom of a participant to go most anywhere you need.
     
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  7. Who Dey Nation

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    Go for it!! If you have a 125 dollars, the week off, and the means for room and food for the 2-7 days your there.

    This is with out sugar coating it

    How should you prepare?

    Play a set where you have 15+ ball rallies hitting at 80% of your max and see how you feel after that. Then do that 5 more times ( you may be playing 2 - 3 setters in one day). Play in 85 + degree weather or play around 11 am each day. ( when the matches usually were) Make sure you can hit a 95% 2nd serve percentage at 90 mph so they cant hit winners off your 2nd serve. Hit 115 and 120 mph first serves and watch them be consistently hit it back every time. Same thing with 70 mph forehands ( which is big for a 4.5 I dont know what level you are at, even a 5.0 thats a nice weapon) to the corners.

    What chance do you have?

    On the mens side it was a slue of top 18 kids and D1 players so If you cant cut it with those types of players.... it may not be worth your time

    On a side note, seeing the SW finals of B Strode ( who won the whole thing and is ranked 500 or so) vs T Pecor ( top 18 in sw and 10 nationally or close to it) You need to really be a Bona fide 5.5 to have a shot.

    Good luck fedace!
     
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  8. kelawai

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    Go for it!
     
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