Pro Sets at Tourney

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by eastbayliz, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. eastbayliz

    eastbayliz Rookie

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    Anyone ever play Pro Set with No-Add scoring in order to compensate for a day of rain at a weekend tournament? It totally threw me off. I guess it was better then cancelling the whole thing-but I do feel a little cheated. Last time I played a no-add pro set I was probably 10 years old. Tourney was in Nor Cal. Anyone else had this experience?
     
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  2. MethodTennis

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    No ad scoring after a rain delay is fairly common where I am. I dont think theyre allowed to use a pro set where I am. 2 short sets perhaps but in mens tennis I rarely see it. The ref has to work out how to get through a day of matches though, so needs to batter through them in half a day to catch up max, you do what you have to
     
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  3. mikeler

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    I had a tournament where we started all sets at 2-2 because of no rain and a match tiebreak had to be played.
     
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  4. goober

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    I was at a tournament where all the consolation matches were prosets. Even worse was a format where you played 8 games total and if you are tied at 4-4, you played a tiebreak. These had nothing to do with rain or weather issues. We simply ignored the TD and played regular sets. We loudly complained about the situation and not surprisingly the tournament didn't occur next year because not enough people signed up.
     
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  5. BlueB

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    Our club ladder and club turnies are pro set to 8, but with propper add scorring. If it gets to 7-7 we play tiebreak. I like it.
     
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    Back in 2005, our USTA District tournament went to pro-set, no-ad scoring to compensate for lotsa rain followed by 110F+ court surface temps.

    I hated it....even though it's the only time I've ever literally watched my fingertips shrivel up before my eyes from dehydration.

    I don't really mind the pro-set thing; play it often these days in our non-USTA league. It's the no-ad business I really despise.
     
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    I played that same tournament, Liz. I was trailing 3-6, 4-5 when the rains came, and rather than take Sunday off work for a guarantee of one game, I pulled out. What burned me about the whole thing was that there were no matches scheduled for Friday, and rain was forecast for the weekend. Even if I had won my first-round match before the rain, I probably would have pulled out anyway, because I didn't sign up for pro sets.
     
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  8. NLBwell

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    I've played pro sets in leagues and played no-ad in tournaments, but never played pro sets with no ad. That does seem like a pretty minimal amount of tennis.
    Depending upon the number of days of rain during the tournament, it could be necessary, I guess.
     
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  9. richmond1210

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    Never played no ad in a tournament, but in our school comp we use the rule and I don't like it at all. In my doubles a while ago we were 3-0 down thanks to deuce games, and then in my singles final I was up 4-0, all deuce games.
     
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    If you think pro sets or no-add scoring is too quick, how about a club mens doubles mid season fun night where you just play a conventional tiebreaker and the looser moves left. Every point counts. It can be very quick, but there is nothing on the line and you get several mini....and I mean mini....matches in all in one night. It was actually a good evening, even if some rotation got backed up and it didn't go as smoothly as the organizer had thought.
     
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  11. eastbayliz

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    Small world, eh? Yeah I do feel like they really dropped the ball. Rain is a headache but can be dealt with in a more effective way. What gets me was that I didn't know until I took the balls that we were going to play a no-add pro set. I would have liked to have known the night before say on the tennislink website where tournament updates are supposed to be. And no-add on top of the pro set made it feel extra short. Such is life though!
     
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  12. BlueB

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    All summer long I played with my nephew and niece, in temps ranging from 30C to over 40C. To avoid one person waiting for too long, all we played were 10 point tiebrakers. It was great! It also prevented the heat exhaustion/dehydration.
     
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  13. Baxter

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    That sounds like the tennis version of speed dating. That could be fun adjusting to all those different games so quickly.
     
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  14. Chico

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    I hate no ad scoring. Should not be allowed.

    All I have to say.
     
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    This is different. I like this :)
     
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    sometimes mother nature dictates such, no one really likes it (or not many).
     
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  17. mishadude

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    I really dislike no-ad, it just feels wrong. But, switching to no-ad sure beats having to play after midnight. At an indoor clay court tourney this spring I was scheduled for 8pm and didn't get on the courts until 1145 pm. We finished at 0145 and had to be back at 0700 for doubles that morning. I'll withdraw before having to do that again.
     
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