Where do you live and what is the highest level played in you area?

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  1. ESP#1

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    USTA that is, I'm new to his USTA stuff but i notice my area only gets up to 4.0 looking to see what areas in the U.S are more competitive


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    Atlanta. 5.0
     
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  3. ESP#1

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    I guess the bigger cities have better comp, makes sense
     
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  4. LeeD

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    UC Berkeley team practices on all the local courts, since Helman is closed for renovate/earthquake proofing.
    They'd be around 5.5 in singles, maybe 5.0 in doubles.
     
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    Kansas City has some solid 5.0 players, but they rarely ever have a 5.0 division in the local tournaments as most of them don't care to play that type of tournament. The 4.5 division which I generally play is pretty large (eh, 16 people? is that large?) in all local USTA tourneys, and there are some very good players in that division. I tend to get destroyed...
     
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  6. saram

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    NW TN. 5.0-6.0 around here.
     
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  7. ESP#1

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    saram what do you play if you dont mind me asking?
     
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  8. cak

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    There are 5.5 men's leagues in NorCal. Women's leagues only goes up to 5.0, but there are a few 5.5 ladies that play mixed 10.0 and tournaments.
     
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  9. ESP#1

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    is that bay area or further up? thought of moving out there
     
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  10. cak

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    The leagues are in the Bay area. Three teams from SF, one from Marin, two from the south bay and one from the east bay.
     
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  11. ESP#1

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    thanks bro
     
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    Close to LA in a little city called Moorpark. There's a few 4.5 adults and about a couple 5.5s in school age (14-25) and this one guy, about 35, who is a solid 7.5. Well, I only know of that one guy; there may be others. He was going pro when he was told he's too short to compete in big tourneys... What a waste of talent! By the way, he's about 5'5".
     
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  13. ESP#1

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    thanks raketto, appreciate your input:)
     
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    That is a tough answer, actually. I hit and play with D1 college players and some former 7.0's from time to time. The ONLY rankings that I have are with 4.0-4.5 players in USTA. I am a former 4.5 singles state champion. I love tennis and therefore play on any league available. There is no 4.5 or 5.0 league around me currently so I don't know what I will do.

    I don't play any individual tournaments outside of state championships. I play all mixed and combo which absolutely sucks--but it is the only tennis around me.


    I play open tournaments against D1 players and usually make the quarters--although those tournaments are not USTA sanctioned tournaments--they are A,B,C and I play A. I have played several D1 players this year in singles who play #1 through #3 singles. I lose to the top two players usually 6-4 or 8-5. I have beaten the #3 players 6-4 each of the four matches played.

    I have beaten every high-school and junior player in three counties for the last two years to the tune of 2 and 2. Every #1 seeded high-school player I have beaten has gotten a scholarship of some kind in regard to tennis in the last year.


    I can't give you a valid answer. My USTA rating is 4.5. The people that beat us at state last year are all now 5.0's outside of two players that didn't play in state. I only played one match and somewhat went down with the team in ratings in USTA.

    I wish I could offer more--but I cannot.
     
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    Yeah i understand Im still getting used to this whole rating thing myself, your explanation more than answered my question, you seem like very accomplished player

    thanks bro
     
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  16. tears_of_awesom

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    a solid 7.5 eh!?!

    hahahahahaa
     
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  17. saram

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    I thought that 7.5 was odd myself.
     
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    I think it depends a lot on where you play too. All the really good players in my area play at one particular club. Maybe you haven't found that club yet.
     
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  19. saram

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    You know, I thought I was pretty damn good and then I played a former top 20 player in the world from around 15 years ago. I was awakened. I now hit with a guy that was on the pro tour a few years ago and he's pretty impressive. I can hang with him and puke or lose 6-2. I almost hang with him and nearly puke and still lose 6-3. He was never a big-time pro though....only successful at the challenger level.
     
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    Oh snap, I have to get on messenger, don't I? :) Hello, sexy :)
     
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    ^^sorry guys...just a freak of nature. Consider it Ferrer meets Kournikova..
     
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  22. ESP#1

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    Hahaha, thought you were talking to me, thats like fighting words right there:)
     
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  23. saram

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    Sorry bro--not calling you sexy :)
     
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  24. ESP#1

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    Robredo's playing well, hope he wins acapulco. i really like his backhand
     
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  25. saram

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    You're right. And I just love 1HBH's of anyone good. Still working on mine. Ferrer is also looking good in Dubai.
     
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  26. ESP#1

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    Tough game against Ljubi, I would like to see Ljubi make it far in a tourney just not at the cost of my boy ferrer:) Yea i have a pretty good one hander, ima lefty so i use it alot, Its funny how people think I hate on Nadal but ima lefty from spain so why would i hate
     
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  27. ESP#1

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    That Safin Gasquet match is going to fire, might have to get up for that
     
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  28. saram

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    And you have Gasquet in your avatar--that is EPIC!
     
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    I think that comes on in three hours here...crap. have to check the feeds...could be epic.
     
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  30. ESP#1

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    Simon plays first so we have like 5 hours, its on channelsurfing, its gonna be awesome
     
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    Even though 4.0 maybe the highest NTRP in your area for tournaments or leagues, I bet there are probably open level events as well as college players around. But I think the way you are posting the question and section you are posting in you are probably more interested in adult club level tennis.

    I think a better indication of how strong an area is for adult recreational tennis is # of active players at each NTRP level, participation level in tournaments and # of teams. Two USTA sections that both have 4.5 as their top NTRP level can have vastly different levels of participation. This will greatly influence how competitive you perceive the area to be for tennis.
     
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  32. ESP#1

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    what can i say, i appreciate what he does with the backhand, if he had verdascos forehand he'd be unstoppable
     
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    Ya know who's in my avatar?!
     
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  34. ESP#1

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    thanks for the input, ill have to check it out
     
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    Shoot, did you come here to keep me from flirting? We're chatting, aren't we? Probably only YOU will understand this reply. :)
     
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  36. saram

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    Didn't I just compare you to her?
     
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    Again, sorry guys....girl takes over the thoughts of a workhorse....and does it with grace :)
     
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    You're a charmer, my friend. ;)
     
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    Hey, I'm trying my *** off, ok? I have your phone number, messenger, and know when you are on vacation and where....what else do I need to do?

    You have been my Valentine for over a year here.....am I yours? :twisted:
     
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    Of course, how does that Martina McBride song go? Serenade me!
     
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  41. woodrow1029

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    Were you at the Cal vs. Stanford match the other day?
     
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  42. LeeD

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    Sorry, no.
    Seems with all this rain, I'd rather play than watch.
    Cal's doubles team practiced at RoseGarden on Sat. mid day.
    Today is clear and drying out, maybe SanPablo courts. Saw some Cal singles players hitting there a couple weeks ago.
     
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  43. drakulie

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    Where I live people jump really high. Probably around the 5.5 level. Girls however only jump around the 3.5 level. :roll:
     
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  44. ESP#1

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    Sounds like a great area for tennis, alot of singles tournaments? or is it mostly dubs
     
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  45. woodrow1029

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    Are you saying that the Cal men's team plays at the 5.5 level in singles and 5.0 in doubles?
     
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  46. Kaptain Karl

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    It's over 6,200 ft. here. I've played as high as 9,200 though.

    If you realize 2,000 ft is the threshold for High Altitude balls, we should have Triple High Altitude balls here. (We don't. Big serves are even BIGGER. Shots that would be ON the baseline at Sea Level ... hit the middle of the back fence. Welcome to altitude.)

    - KK
     
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  47. bad_call

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    easier to high jump at that altitude as well?
     
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  48. LeeD

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    Woodrow....
    They'd be AROUND ......
    You know, they're OK, not satelite qualifying material every event.
    And the doubles is the guys who didn't make singles, so not quite as good.
    I hit with #2 for Harvard couple months ago. He's good. But he says he's 5.5.
    Former #ONE for CalPoly (4 years ago) plays with us sometimes, and he's not quite as consistent, but hits much harder at 6'5" and 230 lbs.
    Couple of USTA NorCal Open Men's sometimes drop by, and seem stronger, but can't tell until I hit with the Cal team guys.
    Why, can you rate Div1 college playing levels?
     
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  49. JavierLW

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    I live in some metro area of almost 2 million people in the Mid_West. The highest level is 5.0. (assuming you're talking about USTA league)
     
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  50. mikeler

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    bad_call can back me up on this, but a club here in downtown Orlando has probably 30 or so 4.5-5.0 players that regularly play there. Probably due to the facility having mostly clay courts and its central location.
     
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