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How to become ranked?

thefan
08-25-2006, 09:51 PM
Hi, I am 16 and I play tennis but my school doesnt have any tennis club/team. I was just wondering how does one go about being national ranked? or what should I do I get started?

Heaven and Hell
08-25-2006, 10:08 PM
Get into a challenger or future event. How come u never played the juniors though considering you are an American? That tells me that you really are not that good. Practice more and join a club that holds an international event, then u may have the slightest chance of playing. Dont be surprised to find many who are way better than you are at your age.

NYCtennisfan
08-25-2006, 10:09 PM
Ask Xristos.

:silly:

World Beater
08-25-2006, 10:47 PM
Ask Xristos.

:silly:

hater

:silly:

dkw
08-25-2006, 10:48 PM
Ask Xristos.

:silly:
You took the words right out of my mouth :haha: :haha:

r2473
08-25-2006, 11:00 PM
Hi, I am 16 and I play tennis but my school doesnt have any tennis club/team. I was just wondering how does one go about being national ranked? or what should I do I get started?

He may just mean "rated" (3.0, 3.5, etc.), not ranked. If he is that good, I bet he can find someone that knows about ranking. If he just means rated, any tennis pro can do that.

gusman890
08-26-2006, 12:42 AM
just play in usta and youll bet both a rating and ranking.

thefan
08-26-2006, 12:45 AM
If he is that good, I bet he can find someone that knows about ranking.

What? I never said I was good, I was just wondering how I could get ranked. And no I dont have a personal coach so thats why I came to ask in a forum.

Get into a challenger or future event. How come u never played the juniors though considering you are an American?

Heaven and Hell:
Could you tell me more about the juniors tournament?
Thanks

gusman890
08-26-2006, 01:13 AM
the guys born in 1986, hes too old for juniors now.

just join the usta and play as many matches as you can, then you will get a ranking.

atheneglaukopis
08-26-2006, 01:15 AM
the guys born in 1986, hes too old for juniors now.He also claimed to be 16...:scratch: :confused:

This is like The Lake House, isn't it, except instead of a mailbox we have a message board.

gusman890
08-26-2006, 01:22 AM
lol says he is 16, and his profile says he is in born in 1986 = him being 19.

i dunno what to believe.

atheneglaukopis
08-26-2006, 01:32 AM
lol says he is 16, and his profile says he is in born in 1986 = him being 19.

i dunno what to believe.20 if you believe July 10th is his birthday and today is August 25th.

gusman890
08-26-2006, 01:35 AM
20 if you believe July 10th is his birthday and today is August 25th.


lol okay 20, since when does 20 mean 16 anywhere in the world? :rolleyes:

and no bullshit about "i had to enter a fake b-day in order to sign up". not true, MTF allows me to show 1989 as my year of birth just fine.

c_zimma
08-26-2006, 01:39 AM
Yeah, USTA is great. If you win matches, you will get to the top.

thefan
08-26-2006, 02:05 AM
Sorry for the confusion, I'm actually 16.
How can I sign up / compete in the juniors or the usta?

JW10S
08-26-2006, 02:41 AM
The first thing to do is join the USTA, you cannot get ranked without being a member, and start playing tournaments. You will first have to get a sectional ranking and then you may be able compete nationally as each USTA section is allocated a certain number of players to compete nationally.

Fee
08-26-2006, 05:04 AM
go to www.usta.com and look around the site (I can't give you a direct link because they've changed stuff around). The first and easiest thing to do is to find your regional USTA office (for instance, in Los Angeles, you would call the USTA So Cal office) and call them. Say 'Hello, I'm 16 and I would like to play in a tournament' If the person you speak to has a clue, they will take your name and address and send you more crap then you'll know what to do with. They will also try to coerce you into becoming a member. Ask them what their best membership deal is right now, try to get a free towel or something out them.

Good luck, and if you start playing, post in the Juniors section here and tell us about your progress. :)