what ntrp are most university teams?

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  1. shrakkie

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    i was just wondering what ntrp would a university tennis team be?im gunna try out for mine but am not sure whether its worth it or not as i have very limited experience at the moment.:)

    i understand most teams are very different but if anyone knows around the level i should try and aim for to be good enough to be on the team it would be greatly appreciated.:mrgreen:
     
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  2. TokyopunK

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    Im just gonna take a wild guess at this

    Division 1 = 6.0 + NTRP
    Division 2 = 5.0 +
    Division 3 = 4.5 +
     
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  3. travlerajm

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    More like this:

    Di: 5.0-6.5
    Dii: 4.5-5.5
    Diii: 4.0-5.0
     
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  4. shrakkie

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    rite im verging on 4.5 so this does not good for me does it?lol.
     
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  5. shrakkie

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    btw guys i am going to university i september so at least have a little more time to prepare to try out.ive been playing just under a year now so i think i can improve quite a bit even in such a short time.lol.
     
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  6. diredesire

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    You should check with the DI coach, most teams don't need walk ons, unless they're really, really good.
     
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  7. shrakkie

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    well my university(brighton) had on the trials dates on thier website so i think they mite let a couple of ppl join,if not il train hard and try to get on next year!!!:)
     
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  8. TokyopunK

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    What division is Brighton, it doesn't sound like a DI
     
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  9. shrakkie

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    if im honest i dont know what u mean by DI,i live in the uk.i only used NTRP as a rating as i understand that this forum has alot of americans and i know that a lot of ppl understand it.lol.(NTRP is american right?):):)
     
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  10. ucd_ace

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    I'd pretty much agree with this... except division three can really be more like... 3.5-6.0... because there are some DIII schools who can't even field a full roster, yet there are many international players that come to America, play at a JC for one year to show off their stuff and then get signed by a DI school.
     
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  11. SydneyJim

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    are you guys mad??? every division could have 6.0+, DII and DIII have basically no rules about pro tennis... so you could have been top 200 in the world and still go back and play college ball.
     
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  12. MegacedU

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    Everyone's over estimating the D1 teams. A solid 4.5 could play D1
     
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    I used to play some guys from a DIV II team...this college was sell-known for certain sports, but its men's and women's tennis teams had lousy records. I'd say that most of the men players were 4.0, one or two was 4.5 and then there was one 6.0-plus...a tremendous player who, it seemed to me, had no business playing on that that team (but he did have a scholarship...). So, I think that outside of DIV I, the average playing level varies widely.
     
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  14. edberg505

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    NAIA schools defintely love going to get pro players. The College of Santa Fe in New Mexcio has some freakin awesome tennis players. They were ranked number one in the country before they had to get rid of the program. I talked to one guy who plays Davis Cup for Venezuela that was on the team. And one of their former players helped Pepperdine bring home the national tropy, Andre Begemann. You do have some smaller D1 teams where it is possible that some 4.5 players could get on the team but they are really good 4.5's. My old school was small but we had some really good players from Australia and Russia. We just weren't strong enough to take on power houses like LSU, and Mississippi State.
     
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  15. dannyjjang

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    what divison is UCr? university of california riverside?
     
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  16. edberg505

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    Division 1
     
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  17. BreakPoint

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    Not on a men's team. Especially not on a top team. I'd say all the starting players on teams like Stanford, UCLA, Pepperdine, Baylor, Texas, Georgia, etc. are more like 6.0's.
     
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  18. ucd_ace

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    I agree... I mean... our tennis team doesn't do well at all, but you have to be a solid 5.0 to have any chance of making it.
     
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  19. shrakkie

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    woah im gunna get started on my training!looks like a have a lot of work to do!thanks for the comments guys/girls,its much appreciated.:)
     
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  20. zhan

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    this guy sydney jim said he got to 6.0 in 5 month of playing tennis
     
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  21. shrakkie

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    woah!how? when? who is sydney jim?waoh!!!:)
     
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  22. zhan

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    that sydney jim is on the board
    he said he competed in national competitions after 5 months of playing -.-
    he said he = hardwork
    :mrgreen:
     
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  23. SydneyJim

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    i don't know if 12's nationals is 6.0 hahah
     
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  24. zhan

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    more like 9.0 right?
    i know ur god
    =)
    i want to be just like u
     
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    9.0 LMFAO kids got jokes
     
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  26. shrakkie

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    ahh so sydney jim care to share some tips on how u got that good in such a short time? it would be much apreciated!lol
    :)
     
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    To add to this, LSU's #4/5 player as of last year wiped a 6.0 off the court 1 and 1 in a recent tournament. The lowest guy on the team is a 5.5. 4.5s wouldn't have a chance of making a large D1 state school team or a private school renowned for its tennis.
     
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  28. GRANITECHIEF

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    Well unless SydneyJim grew a couple feet in five months, he must have started playing tennis quite a bit earlier than that. He has a thread that asks if anyone wants to see him playing tennis when he was barely taller than the net.

    BTW, i played Justin Montgomery, the #1 for UC Riverside, and i would rate him a 6.0.
     
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  29. GRANITECHIEF

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    I'd guess 12's nationals = 5.0.

    14 national = 5.5
    16 national = 6.0

    A kid from Santa Barbara, Spencer Simon, unseeded just did pretty well in 14's nationals in San Antonio, quarters +/-.
     
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  30. zhan

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    sydney is asian...
    so barely over the net is like yao ming
     
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  31. SydneyJim

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    lol @ 12 yrs old i was 4'11 and then for some reason when i turned 14 i was @ 5'10 and then now i'm about 6'1
     
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  32. GRANITECHIEF

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    And you've been playing tennis for longer than 5 months right, LOL!!!
     
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    Ouch, must be painful for your bones.
     
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