Labor Day - The end of the tennis season?

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  1. Jim A

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    Out here in Colorado, Labor Day means a couple things.
    1. The kids are back in school already
    2. A couple of big weekend tournaments in the Denver area.
    3. State Open starts next week
    4. League tennis is all but done.

    We have a Flight Playoff next week and possibly Districts towards the end of the month, but outside of Mixed the USTA seasons are over.

    A few tournaments coming up, including indoors on red clay, where you can put yourself in a good position for '12 if a couple draws go your way, but by and large Labor Day signifies for many the shift from league tennis to club tennis. Lots of ladders and "Top Dog" style doubles in most places.

    What's it like in your neck of the woods?
     
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  2. polski

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    We're getting through mixed and starting combo in north Florida. The weather will finally be bearable for afternoon & evening matches in the next month or so.
     
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  3. dozu

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    i don't get it - why does everybody start wearing long pants and stop going to beaches right after Labor Day?

    Americans are so brain washed.
     
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  4. andfor

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    Here in the South tennis does not slow until late Oct. mid-November. For us we may have to go indoors mid-November through February/mid-March with the opportunity to still often play in 45-55 degree weather for those (don't laugh) strong enough to brave the cold.
     
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  5. Topaz

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    We are currently in our singles and combo seasons. Next month will start mixed combo. Then January is regular mixed plus another round of singles and then it is spring again before you know it! We also have doubles 'fun' leagues that take place during this time.
     
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  6. dizzlmcwizzl

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    Districts and sectionals were completed in August ... so most league players take September as a time to re-charge and rest. Which is a shame since the weather is so nice right now.

    Indoor tennis starts at the end of September so most guys will be back in the swing of things then.
     
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  7. sureshs

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    It is just beginning out here
     
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  8. beernutz

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    We have local league Fall tennis here which starts the middle of September and runs through the middle of November. Then there well be some men's playoffs and some local women's daytime leagues from the end of October through the first week or two in January. Year-round outdoor baby!
     
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  9. AR15

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    Real men's tennis
     
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  10. SweetH2O

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    Fall ALTA mens/womens and USTA mixed is played from mid-September thru early November. Then winter leagues start up.

    We play outdoors year-round here, but winter conditions can be pretty sucky (30s and windy, sometimes worse).
     
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  11. Cindysphinx

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    Finishing up senior sectionals this weekend.

    Then launching straight into ladies combo season, fall day league ladies season, and mixed combo season.

    Rest over Christmas break, then kick off more combo, fall day, and mixed dubs.

    Tennis here stops for Christmas and that's about it.
     
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  12. Topaz

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    ^^^Good luck at sectionals Cindy!!!
     
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  13. Angle Queen

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    Hmmm, let's see.

    1. The kids have not gone back to school yet. Goofy VA laws.
    2. Labor Day weekend is consumed with picnics, last minute vacations and Back-to-School preparations.
    3. State Fair exhibit entries are just about due.
    4. Fine Southern women put away their white sandals/shoes and purses.
    5. All the outdoor pools close.
    6. Hurricane season begins in earnest.
    7. Mixed Combo season for USTA. Leisurely Ladies Who Lunch but Play Tennis First Weekday leagues start up.
    8. The wait for and speculation about Year-End Ratings begins since Mixed and/or Combo does not count towards your NTRP.
    9. And finally, for this year, I have some personal acquaintances to root for at Nationals!

    It's been a good year.
     
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  14. farkus

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    Damn, we NEVER get a break!



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  15. heftylefty

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    Gotta love Southern California were there is No Off Season.

    I'm gearing for the Long Beach Open in October.
     
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  16. dcdoorknob

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    In Mississippi there are still combo doubles and singles leagues that go on into the fall and maybe winter (not sure I'd have to check).

    But I just moved from there to Oklahoma, where apparently everything USTA league related occurs before the end of July and then there is nothing after that until the next year. :(
     
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  17. Pipe85

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    This is one of those times I hate living in northern MN. First of all, no one here knows what tennis is, and theres no tournaments to be found.
     
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  18. ian2

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    in CO too...

    Hey Jim, yeah, things come to a screeching halt by the end of September here, and won't start in earnest until late April. In the off-season, one is reduced to roaming the town in search of an odd indoor club league here and there :)

    But we can dream... http://www.dailycamera.com/superior-news/ci_18366566 With plans calling for seven multi-use fields, 24 tennis courts, nine basketball courts, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a velodrome, a kayak course with Class III and IV rapids, a circular wave surfing park, climbing walls and a 750,000-square-foot fitness building, Superior Town Center would clearly draw from an area far wider than the town of 12,500 itself. Doesn't address the USTA season issue, but there is hope that some of these 24 courts will be indoor... if this facility ever gets built.
     
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  19. Jim A

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    Ian,

    yeah..always a shock that it just comes to a halt here and especially this year when it has finally cooled down enough.

    I like the way that Colorado Tennis runs the leagues although, fun to focus on ladders and other events while preparing for another season.

    Have you played at Tom Watson Park? Our Flight Playoff is there this Thursday vs BTA
     
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  20. Big_Dangerous

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    Pretty much can play outdoor tennis year round here in Texas, save for a few days if we get a really bad cold front.

    I'll even run around in high 40 degree weather playing, but anything below like 45, and I'm out. Thankfully we don't get many days where the weather is below 45, even during Winter.
     
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  21. goober

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    Fall season starting tonight!
     
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  22. jc4.0

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    vacation swap

    Our most important league season begins mid-september and runs through the winter. Here in SE Florida we're tired of sweating profusely and taking steam baths on our clay courts every morning, looking forward to some cooler, drier weather! November through March is absolutely the best weather here - so plan your tennis vacation now! Meanwhile I'll get out my skiing and climbing gear, and start making plans for Colorado...
     
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  23. ian2

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    Jim, I played at Tom Watson Park a number of times... a nice enough facility. All four courts have lights; well maintained; kinda country setting (not Country Club! :)). Give yourself plenty of time getting there. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.08...&sspn=0.14402,0.169945&num=1&t=h&vpsrc=0&z=17
    Hwy 287 -> Mineral Rd. is probably a better bet than driving through Boulder.

    Good luck with your match!
     
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