NYC Competitive Ladder

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  1. Neil Peart

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  2. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    Can't speak for that particular league, but I do like the ladder format.
     
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  3. Sakkijarvi

    Sakkijarvi Semi-Pro

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    Please...

    If it's $70.00 a night it must be where Trump hits....obviously only for John Moneybags, not real hitters with, say, whatcha call them...'friends'...
     
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  4. raiden031

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    NYC is ridiculous for tennis. Back in '08 I went up there for the USO, and decided I wanted to play tennis with my buddy who lives up there. He didn't have some park membership that you need, so we decided to find a club to rent a court for an hour or two. The cheapest one we could find was $70/hour for a court (indoor har-tru). There were some that were over $100/hour.

    I thought the $30/hour rate where I live is bad, but this is absurd. I hate people for being willing to pay those kind of rates.
     
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  5. J011yroger

    J011yroger G.O.A.T.

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    I wouldn't pay it. The ladder I am on is around 30 people, and it is $30 for a match, and I find that pricey for an hour and a half match. But that is on LI, so a bit away.

    Where in NYC are you? I would play you a match if you wanted to meet at the NTC or Sportime Randalls Island, or just practice.

    J
     
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  6. DCaicedo

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    too expensive

    NYC is and isn't ridicuolous. As someone who plays in the city all the time- it's all a matter of finding when and where.
    Yes- during the day is crazy. The USTA NTC, where I can actually afford (but only from 7-8am before I go to work), is crazy expensive (around $70/hr).
    I've never hit at RIRC- $70 is too rich for my blood.
    On that note, anyone looking to play- hit me up: davidcaicedo@mail.adelphi.edu
     
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  7. J011yroger

    J011yroger G.O.A.T.

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    Do you work for Adelphi?

    If you are ever out by the Garden City campus, drop me a line, I play not too far from there, especially when outdoor play starts.

    J
     
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  8. DCaicedo

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    Sounds good- I'll keep in mind but it'd be a hike for me
    Yup, M.A. '05
     
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  9. kendall22

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    There are public courts in NYC where you can pay money ($7/person/hr) without having the seasons pass or those single play slips, but it goes entirely facility-by-facility without any uniformity. The highest profile such court is the 10 clay courts at Riverside/96th.

    USTA is $62, which is not bad by NYC standards for a brand-new facility. The outdoor courts (same courts used for the tournament) are fine at $30. There is no place you can play peak times in Manhattan for under $60.
     
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  10. janky

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    I lived in Manhattan and my team went to Nationals at the 4.0 level in 2005. Finding courts to hit on is tough and although I didn't pay for the entire Roosevelt Island ladder, I did pay for 4-5 nights each year to get warmed up for the USTA season. The ladder is competitive and it's regular but pricey. The best bet IMO is to join a USTA team (even though matches cost about $30 a match because of court time, as stated earlier in the thread) and then get a NYC parks pass to hit in Central Park or the Lower East Side courts. There are a lot of public courts in NYC on the parks pass (versus $7 a shot like kendall22 mentioned). Also, the USTA allows anyone to hit on the National Tennis Center courts for relatively cheap ($30 an hour).
     
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  11. JHBKLYN

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  12. Neil Peart

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    I'm a true 4.5.

    I've beaten every self rated 4.5/5.0/5.5 from Craigslist and the other silly tennis lists out here like tennisopolis.

    NYC is full of falsely rated players from what I can tell that don't even play tourneys or leagues.

    I'm headed to Randall's tonight to play another self rated 4.5 guy which means I'll beating a 4.0 guy's head into the ground leaving the court bloodied and battered.
     
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  13. 10ACE

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    Pop over the bridge and play at Sutton East- good tennis, top pros show up, Jim Courier plays there. Or, take the Subway to 59st, and walk 3-4 blocks.
     
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  14. JHBKLYN

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    Are you near Prospect Park? You can find legit 4.5+ players at Prospect, you post it on their bulletin board or something.

    If you want to beat another 4.0 guy into the ground, I'm available. But I am a USTA rated 4.0 so I may not leave the court that bloodied but I'll bring more bandages just in case! :)
     
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  15. J011yroger

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    ^^^ I smell doubles!!!

    J
     
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  16. JoelDali

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    Mr. Peart and I will be playing Monday night...looking forward...unfortunately no video facilities are available here or else I'd video the expo.

    With regards to the ladder, I've played a bunch of guys on that list and they're all great fellas. I wish I could afford it, I've been contemplating it for a while but its just too $$$ for me when I can do the same thing (play a match) on my own for a little cheaper. Also, I hate the bounces at Roosevelt. Probably the most beat up Hard Tru in the city. I've never played especially well there for some reason.
     
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  17. J011yroger

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    ^^^ You play Peart, I will play JHB, and then we will team up and take them on in dubs.

    I promise you that seeing me play dubs is worth the price of admission. The only time I do more stupid crap than when playing dubs is when Mr. Cuervo and I have relations.

    J
     
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  18. janky

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    Who won?

    Also, to Mr. Peart: beating up on folks on Craig's list and social ladders is a lot different than beating up on folks in 4.5 USTA. Why not join a USTA league at the 4.5 level?

     
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  19. Neil Peart

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    thats my goal.

    but I don't know too many people in Brooklyn that play 4.5 league yet.

    I know they exist.

    Dali beat me 4 and 5.

    It was a good match, but I think I'd take him on clay.

    We're playing on the tru next friday.

    for $ this time.
     
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  20. Omg...this is just ridiculous!!! :evil:
    Im happy that i can play for as much as i want for free at 2 different clubs in my city.
     
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  21. JoelDali

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    Lucky you, can I come live with you and your cache of Swedish white chocalate? I recently found a place in NYC for $10/hr but its super secret and its location will not be divulged. Dear TT Mod, 'Neil' and I aren't playing for money, but we will play for a set of VS Team.

    :twisted:
     
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  22. J011yroger

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    You got to play your guy, mine challenged me to a match, and when I agreed, fled the msg boards fearing for his life.

    Not fair.

    P.S. JD if we get to play I will try my best to rekindle my A1 serve which has been AWOL since the first round of the National.

    I thought I would get a new allotment of them on Jan 1, so I used up what I had left. But much like the BLX frames, the delivery is delayed.

    J
     
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  23. JoelDali

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    You had me at hello.
     
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