Want to start league tennis-relatively new. I have questions!

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by myalterego, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. myalterego

    myalterego Rookie

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    I play Varsity tennis for my high school, and now that the season is over, I just play tennis with my friends. However, I want to play more competitively and such, so I'd like to start playing tournaments, and I have a few questions.

    Are there many tournaments in the NYC/Long Island area?

    How much do tournaments usually cost?

    Since I'm kind of a beginner (2 years playing), I don't want to enter a tournament and not win a single game. Do they have tournaments for beginners?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Miami83095

    Miami83095 Rookie

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    Yes there are tournaments on Long Island and NYC for beginners. On Long Island they are called L3's.
     
  3. myalterego

    myalterego Rookie

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    How competitive are the L3's, exactly? And how "beginner" is a L3 tournament?
     
  4. Miami83095

    Miami83095 Rookie

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    Its a timed round robin with other beginners.
     
  5. myalterego

    myalterego Rookie

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    I'd consider myself maybe a 3.0 player; do you think I would be competitive for beginner tournaments?
     
  6. myalterego

    myalterego Rookie

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    Also, would I be playing against people around my age? I'm 17, by the way.
     
  7. in[k]

    in[k] Rookie

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    Not sure about your specific area, but tournaments are almost always seperated into age groups.

    An average cost would be like $50.
     
  8. scraps234

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    im sure the l3 tournys are cheaper though... but the bigger you go the higher the price like some will go to around 80
     
  9. Miami83095

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    No, L3ąs are the same cost as level 2ąs and 1ąs.
     
  10. myalterego

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    Thanks for the info. What can I expect from a beginner touranment-level player? Will he or she be able to hit powerful groundstrokes and serve incredibly fast? I just don't know how "beginner" a beginners tournament really is.
     
  11. myalterego

    myalterego Rookie

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    Any thoughts on the matter?
     

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