It is not so easy

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by warmsurfing, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. warmsurfing

    warmsurfing Rookie

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    We live in an Island.
    When there is a local tournament,people always worry which kid signs up,or which kid does not sign up.
    When the best kids sign up,the other kids do not want to join in.
    The last tournament was only 9 kids for a 16 draw.
    It is not fun !:neutral:
     
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  2. tennis boy

    tennis boy New User

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    .im just wondering, what makes the "best" kids so good if nobody ever signs up. Is it ranking? Beacause to me, that doesn't mean anything. i think you should be glad to play some of the best. i would also play every tournament there since you live on an island. It would be great experience.
     
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  3. willshot

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    Some parents have alot of pride and don't want to see their kid get destroyed.
     
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  4. ga tennis

    ga tennis Hall of Fame

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    quit complaining you live on a island i live in middle Georgia..Just kidding!!! Dont worry about who signs up just play play and play.
     
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  5. Pro_Tour_630

    Pro_Tour_630 Legend

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    Nadal lived on an Island of Majorca

    Baghdatis lived on an Island of Cyprus
     
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  6. warmsurfing

    warmsurfing Rookie

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    I agree with you.
    I want my daughter to play the best,even play next category.
    Some of the people here do not think the same.All they worry is to get the rankings up.
     
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  7. willshot

    willshot Semi-Pro

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    I know people or parents who drive FAR to some tourny where the "good" kids don't play so they can get points easier.
     
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  8. Djlpenguin

    Djlpenguin Rookie

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    my friend once traveled to my district which was much tougher because his dad wanted him to get experience. he stayed for i while, it was fun
     
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  9. justinmadison

    justinmadison Semi-Pro

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    Can you give us an actual example of this? You don't have the mention the kids by name just the tournament location, date and age group.

    I here lots of stories, most are of friends of cousins who knew someone ...
     
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  10. willshot

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    One kids dad here wants him to hurry and qualify to "CHAMP" status/level. This kid is currently playing ZATs which is the lowest level i believe. Not a bad kid but tends to lose in early rounds. So his dad drives 8 hrs away to a another ZAT tourny where the kids in the draw aren't as good. His kid ends up in the finals thus collecting more points closer to achieving the "CHAMP" status/level.

    i guess it works.
     
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  11. himynameisNIKE

    himynameisNIKE Professional

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    well like how some kids in california drive to phoenix or Tucson just to play level 4s.
     
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  12. mvtennis125

    mvtennis125 New User

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    lol yea those point chasing kids from socal. i mean socals designateds are so easy right? there level 5's arent rd of 256 or anything with arguably the best players in the nation. stupid ass example.
     
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  14. Isnermahut7068

    Isnermahut7068 New User

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    I think thats just stupid. The point of playing tournaments as a junior is to get experience, not so you can achieve some superficial ranking that means nothing in the long run. My advice to you is just sign up and see what happens! (sorry for being so negative at the begining of the post ) ;-)
     
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