New to USTA Tournies - quick question

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by wraith2626, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. wraith2626

    wraith2626 New User

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    I am looking to play a local tournament and more in the future. I am a Men's 40 yr old player - 4.0.

    The question I have is what is the difference (competition level and definition) between NTRP Men's 4.0 Singles and Men's 40 Singles at a level like a major zone.

    How does each go in to determining rankings, etc. or do they?

    Thanks in advance to all who reply.
     
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  2. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    With the age groups, there is more variation in NTRP level. Here in central Florida, the 30s and 40s age groups usually range from 4.0 to 5.0. I prefer the NTRP tournaments to be certain I get competitive matches.
     
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  3. jgn1013

    jgn1013 Semi-Pro

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    When you look at a USTA tournament, if it's only say Men's 40, then it's a "open" tournament meaning all levels are allowed to play. The players that enter these tournaments are 4.5-5.0 or better, if you want to stay competitive play tournaments that designate NTRP 4.0.
     
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