Official Club Tennis Thread

Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by NickH87, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. NickH87

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    For those of us who arent up to par with college level players, but who get to enjoy the competitiveness of the club level at universities and college, this shall be the thread to discuss how your practices run, your matches go, and your tournaments pan out.

    For my school, we just started this fall and out members arent as big as we hoped. Around 30 people showed up to the meeting but maybe 10-12 showed up for the practices. Either due to classes during practice or not caring. We have out first match next weekend and I will probably be the number 3 or 4 player on mens singles. I would rate myself a 3.5.
     
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  2. Evry1hateslefties

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    I'm a 4.0-5.0 and am good enough to paly in D3 or D2 but am planning on going to stanford, or columbia, and I'm not good enough for D1. I'm already warmin up to playing on a club team.
     
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  3. NickH87

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    One thing that bothers me is that we have to drive ourselves to the matches and the first one is 2 hours away....its BS.
     
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  4. Itagaki

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    Standford's Club team is pretty good, i think they have about 2 or 3 teams that play tournaments and such so you should have fun with that

    As for the club team im on, its a little unorganized as of yet since we havent had a coach for at least two years

    It's mostly just for fun, but we hope to be able to enter more tournaments this year, but we dont have any matches otherwise
     
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    i'm an officer of club team, and taking it over next year :)
    i would say i'm about 3.5 we have some solid 4.5 maybe 5.0 players
     
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  6. d3vi1b0y6592

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    just asking, does Stanford have an intramural club?
     
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    no? im a noob to this forum. senior in high school
     
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    wahahha, this is hilarious.
     
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  9. d3vi1b0y6592

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    gee .. thanks ... for the comparison.
    such a great help
     
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  10. Itagaki

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    Apparently editing posts doesnt go in this forum, oh well

    as for devilboy's question, yea they have some kind of club team going on, i dont know too much about it, but i've seen at least 2 or 3 teams in a tournament. Speaking of which, this year's is coming up in a couple of weeks

    the club team(St Marys) im in should be there, hopefully we wont get beaten too bad
     
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  11. SlapChop

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    When are the matches for these clubs? Are they mostly on weekends? I will be going back to University soon and I might have an interest in joining. What are the eligibility requirements?
     
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  12. Itagaki

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    I cant say anything for stanford, but the USTA tournaments club teams participate in are on weekends
     
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  13. NickH87

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    Yeah they are usually on weekends, practices during non varsity hours.
     
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  14. budkid

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    Anybody a part of USTA's Tennis on Campus club teams? Like your school actually takes part in the Tennis on Campus tourneys?
     
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  16. Itagaki

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    Yea, im apart of the Saint Marys College club team, but due to the fact that our stuff is extremely unorganized, the team has only been in one Tennis on Campus tournament since i joined, but im pretty sure we're going to the Stanford tournament November 14-15
     
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  18. Fedace

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    You have to remember that this is Club tennis and not Varsity tennis. Club tennis is supposed to be 4.0-5.0 level, so this is about what i expected. Actually these guys have pretty good Zip on the forehand side...:)
     
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  19. NickC

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    Well, they aren't horrible, to be honest. Guy in white has a pretty big serve, or atleast it sounded like he did. Guy in blue had a decent forehand, not a ton of deph, but he hit it pretty cleanly and with a decent amount of pace. I mean, they aren't the UCLA varsity, but they're OK. A lot of guys who play #1 for clubs at, say, USC, Florida, Georgia, UCLA, Stanford, etc... could easily play D1 ball for any team that isn't top-25 nationally.
     
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    definitly, I was just joking around. Those guys are solid and could play for a middle of the road d1 team
     
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    USTA Norcal's Tennis on Campus @ Stanford this weekend(Nov.14-15). Come check it out if you are nearby!
     
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  22. allez_mike

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    I'm playing #1 singles for Indiana University's travel team. We have quite a few tournaments/matches coming up, the biggest one taking place in Wisconsin-Madison. We're playing a tournament in Butler with us, Purdue, Ohio State, and Butler this weekend.
     
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  23. Itagaki

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    you playing?
     
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  24. Toad

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    Errr...? Wisconsin-Madison was last weekend...I was there. My team didn't do to good (only had one girl that was able to go). We were able to win a match the first day though...decent considering we started every match down 6 games.
     
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  25. The Vitamin L

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    We just recently hosted a tournament at UC Davis last weekend. Had a very nice turnout with Berkeley, Stanford, Cal Poly, Chico, Santa Cruz, among others coming out for some great tennis.

    I 2nd coming to check out sectionals at Stanford, it's gonna be a lot of fun! See ya there!
     
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  26. allez_mike

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    Yea but there's also a regional that takes place there in February, it's a huge tournament
     
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  27. Toad

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    Ah, ok...I'm in Missouri Valley. I think we played in Springfield last year...not sure where it is this year (probably same place).
     
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