Question registering for a tourney???

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by NickH87, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. NickH87

    NickH87 Semi-Pro

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    Okay so there is a tournament this upcoming august for men 3.0 and 4.0.

    Right now with my inconsistent second serve I am at about a 3.0 and 3.5 on the good days when it all works out. Now granted this is 2 months away I would still like to register soon to make sure I get a spot so would I be sandbagging if I registered for the 3.0 when most likely I will work out the kinks on my serve within the 2 months?? But then that would put me at a 3.5 and theres no tournament for that, it is 4.0 where most likely I would lose if I am not on my A game all the time....

    What do you guys think?
     
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  2. get it in

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    Nick,

    It depends on how you feel. You've got 2 months to practice so if you think you can get to a solid 3.5 level and want the challenge then go for it. My gut instinct says a lot of the 3.5 guys might try for the 3.0 level. If you have a computer ranking, then it's easy. Go with that. If you want to get better, play the higher levels and use those matches as learning experiences. If you're satisfied with where you are, then play the 3.0. Cheers.
     
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  3. NickH87

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    Well I played today with my father and I almost broke my racquet because he got in my head. After every mistake he would laugh and it really got to me, but I dont want to disrespect him so I just kinda played on half ass so I could go home and never play him again. Right now I am a legit 3.0, I will see what happens in the next couple of weeks when I sign up.
     
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  4. subaru3169

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    personally, i'd go for the higher level.. it's not like a super duper higher level where you'd be creamed both sets but it should provide enough of a challenge for you to see where you need to improve
     
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  5. goober

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    Maybe things are different where you are located, but usually I register on the last day to register. Never had a problem. Generally TDs want to get the $$ and increase participation. It is easy for them to expand the draw. I have never seen people turned away from an NTRP tourney because it filled up before the deadline. There are exceptions like superset and championship type tourneys. My perception is that if anything tourney partcipation is down, probably because of the economy. Personally I would just wait and see how your playing in 2 months.
     
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  7. goober

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    This tournament does have a limit of 32 entrants per draw. However if you look at last years draw the 3.0 men's drew a whopping 3 players and the 4.0 mens 10 players. I would say based on that info, the chances of it filling are close to zero.

    Personally I would just periodically check to see how the draws are filling and decide near the end of the registering period which way you want to go based on a)how you think you are playing and b) how many people sign up. You may not want to play in the 3.0 draw if they only have 2 other people regardless.
     
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  8. NickH87

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    How did you check?

    I would like to know because it may not even be worth joining.
     
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  10. Bellagizmo

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    There's a clay tourney in louisiana at the end of this month...they only have men's 3.5 and Open...Is it possible for me to enter both the 3.5 and men's open bracket??? :confused:
     
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    Wow! Only 3 players? I just entered a 3.5 tournament that has 40 players. I'm not sure I can last 5-6 rounds. I need to start exercising.
     
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