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Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by d1783, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. d1783

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    Hi,
    Sorry if this sounds a bit stupid but on some item desciptions on the tennis warehouse website it says ''Best suited to 4.0+ level players.''

    What does this 4.0+ business mean???

    Thanks
     
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  2. Jonnyf

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    USTA level 4.0 or aove but it doesn't really matter

    Ps welcome to the forum
     
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  3. Grimjack

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    A 4.0 is an intermediate-level player, on the verge of being a good player. Think of them as the guys who fill up most of the roster on a HS tennis team. Not world beaters, not scrubs, just decent HS tennis players.

    So that racquet is best suited to them, and players better than them.
     
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  4. Return_Ace

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    Uhhhhh another stupid question..........What does HS mean?, I from the UK so I have an Excuse :)..............
     
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  5. d1783

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    sorry, but what would a 5.0 be? I'm wanting to know to help me to choose which racket to get
     
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  6. d1783

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    im from the U.k!!
     
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  7. Tennis Psycho

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    HS means High School. :D
     
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  8. Jonnyf

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  9. Return_Ace

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  10. Return_Ace

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    Damn I Just Realised They@re Taken From The Old Rating System, Don't Bother With That I'm Gonna Find One With An Updated Rating System :)
     
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  12. Jonnyf

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    ooooohhh well You guys are AWESOME
     
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  13. Return_Ace

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    No, They're not AWESOME (Sorry guys no offence), its just our SCREWED up rating system.................I'm sure we're as good as them ;)

    No really our system is SCREWED UP COMPLETELY..........
     
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  14. Jonnyf

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    YES it i relly is
     
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  15. krnboijunsung

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    Wait so...would 4.0 be like HS Varsity level? I know it all depends...but is it like HS players going to district? Regionals? or just taking a spot on the varsity.
     
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  16. Grimjack

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    Well, at least where I played -- which was kind of a run-of-the-mill public HS -- the singles players (top 3 starters) were all over 4.0.

    4.0's filled 3 of the 4 doubles spots (I think), and the top part of the bench.

    When I was playing local parks tournaments and things, 4.0's were usually the guys who were competent enough to sign up, but always lost in the first round, unless two of them played one another.
     
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  17. kevhen

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    Around here, the teams that win state have one or two 4.5 and 2-3 4.0s and the bottom is very strong 3.5s. A typical team that doesn't win state might have alot of 3.5s. I have played many high school guys and they are mostly hard hitting 3.5s, lots of power but lacking in consistency. But this is a very weak tennis state compared to the big city and warm weather states.
     
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  18. TwistServe

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    Hail California.
     
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  19. Kaptain Karl

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    I coach a middle-of-the-pack High School Boys team in Colorado. I'd love to have the strength of lineup kevhen describes (in his so-called "weak" tennis area).

    Most of my boys are 3.0-3.5. Last year my #1 was "about" a 4.0. (We graduated eight Seniors this May. We're gonna be hurtin' next year....)

    - KK
     
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  20. Grimjack

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    I guess that judging from the various responses from across the globe, we can call a 4.0 a "pretty decent HS tennis player." On average. There ya go.
     
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