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Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by topspin kid, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. topspin kid

    topspin kid Rookie

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    i am about to start playing tourneys really soon. I havent seen any live ones but will be playing in either L3 or L4s is there anyone that can tell me what i should excpect. with serves,strokes ect. Oh yeah i dont excpect to win my first tournemt i enter but will give it my all.
     
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  2. 300Gkid

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    well...... level 3 and 4 are reaaalllly tough, those are national tournaments and even in the 14's (what i play) you should expect at least 4.5 NTRP quality tennis. IN the 18's probably upwards 5.5-6.0
     
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  3. topspin kid

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    are you serious because i thought l4 were around 3.5-4.5?
     
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  4. 300Gkid

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    yep, im a solid 3.5, almost 4.0 and play L7's and sometimes L6's. I played a L5 and got blown out 6-0, 6-1. In the 14's

    however, this is New England, where do u live?, the standards are different depending on the places. For instance in Socal, there is a much higher standard of tennis than here in NE.
     
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  5. topspin kid

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    im in charlotte nc. And im going to play in the 16s.
     
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  6. NbladeTopspin

    NbladeTopspin Rookie

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    whats ur level
     
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  7. Voltron

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    In the M!dwest, where I live, B16s players are 4.5 to 5.5 at best. B18s are 5.0 to 6.5. VERY high standards.
     
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  8. 300Gkid

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    yea start off with something like a L7, this will probably be too easy for you. However, that would start you off with a tourny win, a boost of confidence. Then move down to L6's if you are regularly winning those, L5 ect. ect.
     
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  9. ibringtheHEAT

    ibringtheHEAT Semi-Pro

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    yeah i played a l3 and got blown out.
     
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  10. topspin kid

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    ok well im trying to play in tourneys around my area first. im about a 3.5-4.0.
    on the usta website there are no lvl 7 tourneys so im going to go with from l5 to about l3 and hope i do those well.
     
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  11. ibringtheHEAT

    ibringtheHEAT Semi-Pro

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    well hey man. good luck to you.

    jw....where are you?
     
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  12. 4brotherdrive

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    In florida 16's, everyone has great technique, even in the rookie level. Good luck and even if you do lose remember that you got the chance to play.
     
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  13. tosteen

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    4bro where are you in florida?
     
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  14. ibringtheHEAT

    ibringtheHEAT Semi-Pro

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    ha nice man. ill do my thing....and im sure ul do urs. keep it real
     
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  15. tennishead93

    tennishead93 Semi-Pro

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    whats my ntrp level if i got to the final of a b14 level 5
     
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