Playing fixtures in Australia

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    Questions to fellow TT members in Australia: How do I know Im playing in the right division?
     
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    ouch, that's a big question, and really depends where you are in this great brown land.

    should probably page Gregor B to the thread, he's the man for QLD

    I guess th e short answer is, are you winning? if you win/lose about 50 % or at least have tight matches, then you are probably in the right division!

    if the numbers swing further than about 75% either way, then you're probably not..

    The long answer involves various states using different systems and is a bit of a pain, really.

    In Hobart, for example, everything is ITN based, even down to individual ratings being split (ie, a player might be a 3.5 (NTRP 5.5, US observers) in Hobart even though there is technically no such rating)

    But that's what I know, I have no idea how it's done in QLD..
     
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    Thanks for this info. Its sad because when I joined last year, the organisers didnt even watch me play to decide in which division I should be in. I feel I should be in a higher division and my opponents are telling me the same thing..
     
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    mate of mine plays in some league down on the Gold Coast where they just seem to take a guess then move people based on their results after each season.

    They just put poor Joe in the lowest Division despite him having one a couple of matches in Open tournaments, it was chaos! They moved him, but it seems like there wasn't any kind of grading done in advance..
     
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    Obviously not fair if you're paying annual membership and court hire during fixtures:-(
     
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    How about getting a professional coach to rate my skills?? And advise the fixture organisers?
     
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    well, yes, you could certainly get an on-court ITN assessment done by any TA coach

    (we all had to do a clinic about it, so everyone can do it!)

    that would probably help, but I don't know a lot about QLD tennis.

    you know what thye say, "we are now landing in Brisbane, set your watch back 30 years"
     
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    Lol! Where I live id say wind the clock 50 yrs back. Cheers mate, much appreciated!
     
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