Father/Son Doubles

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by andyaycw, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. andyaycw

    andyaycw New User

    Jun 3, 2010
    I'm just curious to see what people say about the level of play typically found in Father/Son doubles divisions. I've looked up a few and often found that the Son is heavily involved in National level tournaments, or consistently winning matches in Open level tournaments.

    I'm nowhere near that good, nor is my dad. With that being said, is there anything against or unusual with seeing a father/son duo playing in regular NTRP divisions instead of the actual Father/Son doubles?
  2. Sumo

    Sumo Semi-Pro

    Jan 9, 2010
    Chapel Hill
    Just play the ntrp ratings leagues/tourneys.
    I've play a decent amount of mixed with my mom.
    So far we've been the only parent/child team I've seen, but its fun and makes her happy.
  3. atatu

    atatu Hall of Fame

    Feb 18, 2004
    Austin, Texas
    Well if the son is under 18, it's kind of tough because you have to play "open" vs. NTRP (at least in Texas). Right now I play doubles with my 13 y.o son in a City league and it's pretty fun. There is a Cat II tournamnet here in May that has a F/S division but I'm pretty sure we'd get destroyed as the sons are usually college level players and the Dads are all at least 5.0. If you're over 18, then yeah, you could play NTRP, that would be fun.

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