USTA Levels?

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  1. Mada

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    Hey TT,

    I have just registered for USTA! (yay), and I have been browsing the website and stuff, looking at tournaments my age, etc. When looking at tournaments I have come across things such a "Level 7", "Level 5" "Level 6", etc. and I do not really know what this means. Could anybody enlighten me to the "Level" system for USTA tournaments? And a little explanation for each level?

    It would be very much appreciated.

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    -Mada
     
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  2. Mada

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    Also, my section is NE if that helps, sorry for double post.
     
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    Never heard of that!
    I've heard of 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 etc.
     
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  4. jrod

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    My recollection is that these levels are used for junior tournaments. They are usually given with an age range and classification (e.g. boys, level 6, 14-16 year old) Level 7 has lower level players for the age group than level 6, or 5. I believe level 5 includes some top 10 players in that age group for the specified region.
     
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    ok a level 6-7 is the smallest tournament there is. which means you wont get as many points or the amazing players. level 5-4 are bigger ones which means you get points and better players. level 3-2 are realy realy big tournaments for big points also kids will come acorss the world. level 1 is just big! i mean that tournaments kids come from tokyo.

    i would start with a small tournament but do the 7-1 levels just do whatever you can to play. you wont want to miss tournaments. good luck!
     
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  6. 10isDad

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    Start here: http://www.newengland.usta.com/juniors/home.sps?iType=1086

    It's a link to the juniors page of the New England USTA. You can then do your own research. Trust me, it'll be good. You'll learn much more that way.
     
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    Thanks, do you know any detail about how good the players are in level 5-4 tournies? The poster above you claimed those tournaments had players from top 10 in their region, do you know if that is true? Sounds a bit much for only a Level 5 out of 7-1 =\.
     
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  8. innoVAShaun

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    Yeah there's a ton of Level 5's in this area like once a month at our local tennis center. Level 3's are all over the place and usually state ranked kids play in those. I'm not sure whether it's a level 1 or 2, but it's an annual national tournament where kids come from all over the country for and it's usually one or two categories like Girls 16s or Girls 12s.


    For a second there... I thought I was gonna read about USTA accepting UTRPs. It's a rating system that our local area invented and adapted. That way there is no age or gender discrimination.

    Check em out at www.universaltennis.com and find out what level you are...
     
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  9. eeytennis

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    Well, I know in the section I am familiar with. L3 is the lowest, L2 is the second lowest, then L1. Any levels above L1, which is usually written as L1+ count towards your national ranking. Sometimes on the tournament website on USTA.com it will tell you what ranking that specific tournament's ranking points apply to.
     
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  10. Mada

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    Where are you from?
     
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    Level 8 - basically no1 plays them, just the absolute beginner, even they dont play them lol

    Level 7 - This is where you should play, usually kids ranked anywhere from 70 and lower play in these

    Level 6 - The top ten play these events from time to time, but it is mostly filled with kids ranked 25-100 in new england.

    Level 5 - You get national ranking points for winning matches in these tournies. Most top ten players will definetly play these events. The players ranked below 50 dont generally play these.

    Level 4 - There are only like 4 level 4 tournies through the whole year. Basically, every player in the top 10 will probably play, and these have a lot of national points. You get more national ranking points for winning these.

    Level 3 - The only level 3 in New England is the New England jr. Championships. Im not sure how big the draw is, but if there is a 64 player draw, you can be sure that every one in the top 64 will play that event if they can. You get more national points for winning matches

    Level 2 - IDK much about them, but i dont think there are any in New England, you have to travel. Top 100 national players will be playing these events. These give you alot of national ranking points.

    Level 1 - The biggest tournaments. None in New England. 128 player draws, im pretty sure. To play in these, is the sectional player's biggest goal. You get a ton of national ranking points.

    BTW, i am a junior playing in New England.:)
     
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  12. Mada

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    GREAT info, thanks a ton mate, where do you live in NE?
     
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    Level 5 tournaments include Circuits. ALWAYS play the Circuits. Circuits are guaranteed 4 matches. It's more bang for your buck. It makes travelling worth while.
     
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    I know for a fact this to be true. What is your age and ranking in NE?
     
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  15. Mada

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    I have no ranking yet, but I am 14.
     
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  17. slicekick95

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    I'm pretty sure this doesnt apply for New England
     
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    Dude, our towns are next to each other...Do you have a screenname or something I can talk to you on?
     
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  19. slicekick95

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    what town do u live in

    edit: i dont feel comfortable posting my sn on the forum, but ill email it 2 u provided u r comfortable posting thaat lol
     
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  20. a_2c+

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    how much is the membership for usta? (sorry to ask...) :p
     
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    for an adult $40
    for a jr. $30 or 35 forgot
     
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  22. slicekick95

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    i got 70 for five years plus a hat, i got that in around september
    idk if they still have that

    edit: it was on their website, i think it was the us open deal that lasts until january 1st, so u shud check it out
     
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    jrod: is ur name jared?
     
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    My e-mail is soccerandtennis4ever@hotmail.com, I would love it if you could send me and email and we could take it from there.
     
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    katlion: is your name Katlyn?
     
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