Ok, My second year at usta and our 3.5 team is going to nationals in october. I initially thought this was huge because the word "nationals" implies that you made it pretty far and seeing other sports mentioning nationals seems like a big thing. But more I've been thinking about I realize it is a good experience and will improve your game as well but doesn't seem like you are this special player who is considered good. I say this because I play in this local league all year around and I see that these local players who don't even play in usta win all the players that go to nationals.. and my initial thought was that they probally will play differently if put under the spot or win for the team etc... but I don't think that's the case.. Kind of reminds me of when you see local basketball players in brooklyn who never will get a chance at nba but they got tons of talent just probally no finances or direction... I saw this guy who was a 4.o player who went to nationals and had great record in usta but the local record was just mediocre... So with that said and done I think i'll just try to have fun cause tucson doesn't seem to have anything fun except hot weather..