Why I pay (play) for the USTA

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by dizzlmcwizzl, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. dizzlmcwizzl

    dizzlmcwizzl Hall of Fame

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    I play in the northeast and the weather outside has not been conducive to tennis since October. I play in a couple indoor contracts which are nice, but I have been playing against the same 4-5 guys for 6 months. I was bored.

    Well, today was a balmy 48 degrees at 9:30 this morning. I would never have played outside today except this was USTA, and it was a chance to play someone new.

    That is it ... there are lots of things I dislike about the USTA, but the one thing they do well is the one thing I pay for: The USTA provides me with easy access to new, local players near my ability level.
     
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  2. jonnyjack

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    Agreed. I only practiced with friends the last three months since we are in-between seasons and we know the playing style of each other so it's not the same as real competition.

    Even in my local league, we start seeing the same people. I've started playing USTA in other areas. That's probably a benefit of living in Norcal though. So many teams that are relatively close by.

    I want to quit USTA but I like the competition! Glad the adult season starts next week.
     
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  3. SpitFire

    SpitFire New User

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    I play USTA for the ranking. :)
     
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