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Recently saw the draw of a sanctioned adult recreational tournament in which players were allowed to enter two singles categories. For instance, there were players entered in 5.0 and open. There was another player entered in 4.0 and 5.0 - he's was seeded #1 in both categories. Looks like bulls**t to me. Does this go on anywhere else?
 

tdhawks

Semi-Pro
Not sure about other areas, but where I am we are allowed to enter up to 2 singles events per tournament. Clearly you have to play up in a sanctioned tournament, so for most people it's just to see how good they are against higher level competitors. Seeding is always subject. Perhaps this player you are referring to travels often and plays in multiple tournaments and plays up in some of them. It can be easy to generate points if the draws are small, so even if he is a #1 seed 4.0 and 5.0, he shouldn't last too long in the 5.0 draw. I wouldn't worry about it.
 

gmatheis

Hall of Fame
Recently saw the draw of a sanctioned adult recreational tournament in which players were allowed to enter two singles categories. For instance, there were players entered in 5.0 and open. There was another player entered in 4.0 and 5.0 - he's was seeded #1 in both categories. Looks like bulls**t to me. Does this go on anywhere else?
I know a father and son that have the same name. The father plays 4.5 and the son plays open. Just looking at the draw you might think it was the same player.
 

cknobman

Legend
Never seen this allowed.

In my section (Texas) the singles draws usually put players on court at the same time periods so playing 2 levels would be impossible.

Court time allocation in my tournament experience has always gone:
Singles -> Doubles -> Mixed

This ensures there are few if any conflicts between for match times on people playing more than 1 draw.
 
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