The Lapsed Player Initiative

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by Cindysphinx, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. silentkman

    silentkman Rookie

    Nov 30, 2005
    I can relate, I captained a NOVA about a decade ago. The reason why I stopped playing.

    Some teams were getting DIV 1 college players to play at the 4.5 level(before the Dynmaic tennis rating)

    Collecting money was an absolute pain in the @SS.

    Tennis is not a team sport, its an individual sport (excluding doubles of course).

    I would much rather play an USTA tournament in my age group.
  2. TennisDawg

    TennisDawg Semi-Pro

    Dec 3, 2007
    Myself, I haven't played a USTA event in over 5 years. I recently discovered the game of Pickle Ball. Initially it was a game mainly seniors play. I went to a public court the other day to hit the tennis backboard. I noticed 6 pickle ball courts with 24 people playing and around a dozen people watching. It was reminiscent of the tennis boom of the 1970s. Instead of a boring evening hitting the backboard I challenged for the court and immediately played a few hours of pickle ball. Tennis skills are a big help so I'm probably going to start playing more pickle ball then tennis, now. Although tennis is my first love (pardon the pun), I found pickle ball was easier to learn and more accessible to the public. It could be people are going to other sports.

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