Playing Tournament in USA

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by Alexio92, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Alexio92

    Alexio92 Professional

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    Okay I am going to the usa (Florida) in december, from the uk. I would like to know if I can play a tournament? How do I?

    I register with the usta, but then what?
     
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  2. Booyah

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    find tennislink and clink on it. then under section search for the florida section and sign up for a tournament in december.
     
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  3. Moz

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    Mate, whereabouts will you go? I may be there at that time.

    I suggest you search using this facility:

    http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/Schedule/Search.aspx

    Search under Florida section and restrict by age group where necessary. If you find some local tournaments it is worth contacting the organiser directly to see if you need to sign up for the USTA (equiv of the LTA).

    Any questions, post back.
     
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  4. Charlie_Boy

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    Good luck with playing in Florida. I here it's tough down there.
     
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  5. woodrow1029

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    In order to play a USTA sanctioned tournament you must be a USTA member. You are not able to register without a USTA number.
     
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  6. Moz

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    Thanks for the clarification - I thought there might be an exception for foreigners.
     
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  7. JakeHCoker

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    Good luck in Florida. I've only played there twice, so I'm not very experienced with their players. But I do know that it's EXREAMLY hot!
     
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  8. deddied

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    Hey, its not that bad in the winter, around 60-85 degrees. Anyway, you are coming down at the right time.
    Good luck!
     
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  10. region2champion

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    If your good you should play in a SUPER SERIES don't do a local or rookie
     
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  11. cmb

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    just got this in the email today. Helps if you are going to be in Miami, and you dont need a USTA # to play these! hope this helps

    Hello Friends from around the world,
    We look forward to seeing all of you once again in December

    Warm up before, during, and after the Orange Bowl
    against the best players in the world!!

    All 11 tournaments feature Boys and Girls Under 12s, 14s, 16s,

    and we recommend that under 18 player play our

    Men's and Women's Open Prize Money categories

    For information on this year's championships please visit us at:

    http://www.caselytennis.com/1790408.html

    We anticipate draws will be full to capacity this year so we recommend preregistering

    your groups before you arrive in the United States. Registration form and hotel information

    on registering is available by clicking on the link above. Please email me if you need any

    further information.

    See you soon!!

    Carlos Casely
     
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  12. Alexio92

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    Can I play 16 and unders?? My birthday is 28th august 1992, I cant in the uk any more(I can at some events only) for the rest of the year but how does it work in usa?

    Moz and others - What is the standard like? Do you recon I would be able to compete/win? I dont wanna play some local tournament where I win it without dropping a game nor some tournament where I get thrashed. Do I need to qualify for bigger events?
     
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  13. deddied

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    That sounds like something big. I recomend that you do a super series, the largest tournament before the designateds (tourneys that require a nice ranking). Those tourneys have good players.
     
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  14. slicekick95

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    you can not play sixteens, since you were born in august, you wouldnt be allowed to play in a 16 tournament
     
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  15. Booyah

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    Actually he will be able to play 16s and under because he is still 16 and until August 2009 he should be able to play in any tournament in the US 16 and under. Anyways when you sign up for the tournament it will show you which events you can sign up for.
     
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  16. slicekick95

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    woops bad math srry
     
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