L3 Tournaments?

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by berdych31, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. berdych31

    berdych31 New User

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    I am 13 and from New York? I am joining a L3 tournament. I wanted to know how these tournaments work? Are there line judges?
     
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  2. gmatheis

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    highly unlikely there will be line judges or even an umpire.

    If your opponents shot is out you call it, and he does the same for your shots.

    If you have trouble and believe your opponent is making bad calls you can request an official watch your match. The official will not make "out" calls but only overrule an incorrect call from a player. Depending on the official they may or may not call things like foot faults.
     
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  3. Topspin Shot

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    You'll get a line judge in your wildest dreams. L1 tournaments don't have line judges.
     
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  4. Playtennis

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    L3 tournaments do have roving line judges but they are pretty worthless. If you experience a fee bad calls you can stop play and raise your hand and not continue until they come. They will stand and watch for some time but won't be your own official judge. My experience is they are more concerned with foot faulting than bad calls. Good luck.
     
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  5. lightthestorm

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    lv 3 and 4 are horrible... The one judge that might be there came around maybe once 20-30 minutes and even then... wouldn't say anything and most of the times have his back turned. That's the way I remember them (in the Southerns) a couple years ago.

    Don't worry about foot faults at that level... trust me. But if you seriously think your opponent is cheating, you can request the line ref to watch 3 games. But it usually doesn't happen much.
     
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  6. Topspin Shot

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    lightthestorm, in New York, L3 is the same thing as an L10 nationally. It's the lowest level tournament that exists; I don't think you get any ranking points for it. I don't think he's referring to the same L3 as you are.
     
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  7. lightthestorm

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    Wow, lv 3s here get you 220 points, and some are also labeled STA lv 5 (Southern level 5). It's a good tournament for 2-3 stars since they usually win it, and it helps them get endorsement for the Southerns.
     
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  8. BigGuy

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    Level 3s in Mid Atlantic

    In the Mid Atlantic tournaments levels 3s are your basic competitive tournaments for kids that are serious about tennis but not necessarily elite. L1s and L2s are really rare, but if you are willing to drive an hour or two, you can find L3s on most weekends. At my son's level (10U), L3s are the lowest level tournament that utilizes the full court (albeit with green dot balls). L4s, L5s, and L6s are small court, orange balls, so yeah, he only plays L3s or lower, because the orange balls are not appropriate for his level of play. So if your L3s are like ours, it is the perfect tournament to play if you want a challenge but not necessarily To Dream the Impossible Dream with a L2 or L1. It is winnable, but there are always a few of the elites "slumming it" in the L3s, so it won't be easy.

    And they are often next to no refs. It's frustrating.
     
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