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09-18-2012 08:12 PM
peteyjones13
Re: Playing ITF Futures

Thanks a lot guys! I appreciate your kind words.

Really no idea how I'll do in OTA tourneys. I'll let you guys know
09-18-2012 05:42 PM
Keech
Re: Playing ITF Futures

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Originally Posted by mayumashu View Post
Getting those games points, great stuff. I'm sure you'll do very well in OTA open tournaments.
Agreed.

And, as I mentioned before, I love your attitude. This was something you wanted to do and you did it. Even got a nice win on the record as a result.

Best of luck in the OTA tourneys, and please keep us in the loop.
09-17-2012 09:44 PM
mayumashu
Re: Playing ITF Futures

Getting those games points, great stuff. I'm sure you'll do very well in OTA open tournaments.
09-17-2012 06:36 PM
peteyjones13
Re: Playing ITF Futures

Thanks everyone for your messages.

I got crushed 6-0, 6-0 again yesterday by Graves lol. It was disappointing because in one service game of mine I was up 40-15, and in another I was up 40-30, so I'm disappointed I couldn't take a couple games from him.

He is on another level from me though. There was obviously no chance of me winning the match.

Anyways, it was a great experience, but I think my futures career is done lol. I don't mind getting crushed, but it's more fun to play with players more on my level that I can actually rally with. I can always say I won a futures qualifying match though!

I'm going to start playing some adult OTA tournaments where I can hopefully be competitive.

Anyways, thanks everyone for your support!
09-16-2012 03:36 AM
mayumashu
Re: Playing ITF Futures

Way to come back to take the third set. Get a game of Graves and you never know, it might throw him a bit, then next thing you know, you get another. He could get injuried (play a few balls at his feet, test his ankles!), you never know. Be cool to play a guy in the 500s, if you somehow get through. All the best
09-15-2012 11:58 PM
156mphserve
Re: Playing ITF Futures

Awesome win, congrats

Doesn't matter his age or the level of play, you beat they player they gave you, and now you can say you've won a match in futures qualies
09-15-2012 10:45 PM
peteyjones13
Re: Playing ITF Futures

Thanks for your kind words!
09-15-2012 10:31 PM
Keech
Re: Playing ITF Futures

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Oh wow, Peter! I see you on the qualie draw there! Very best of luck to you against Joshua Graves! ..Love your perspective on the whole thing. ..Please keep us in the loop on your activities
oh and, most of all, Have Fun!
09-15-2012 10:24 PM
Keech
Re: Playing ITF Futures

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Originally Posted by peteyjones13 View Post
So I played the futures qualifying today for the Parkway tournament, and I won my match! lol.

I played a guy who was 50 years old. The level of our play was embarrassingly inferior to all of the courts around us.
It was an intense match. I won the first set 6-4, and was up 5-1 in the second set tiebreaker. He came back/I choked and he took the 2nd set breaker. In the third set, he was up 3-0. I started playing ridiculously conservatively just pushing balls back, chasing balls down, not missing. I battled back and won 7-5 in the third!

We both got extremely lucky playing each other in the draw.

I'm playing Josh Graves again tomorrow (who beat me 6-0, 6-0 my first futures qualifying match). I have no shot of winning, but I would be disappointed if I don't win 1 game.

Just thought I'd let you guys know my futures experience in case any of you are curious!
Oh wow, Peter! I see you on the qualie draw there! Very best of luck to you against Joshua Graves! ..Love your perspective on the whole thing. ..Please keep us in the loop on your activities
09-15-2012 09:38 PM
peteyjones13
Re: Playing ITF Futures

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Originally Posted by mayumashu View Post
Good stuff. I guess you were on the right surface for your game.

Would love to do what you did, just once, despite my age. Maybe if we get a Futures event in Halifax and I learn to hit a decent top-spin forehand... (Just the opposite - I can serve big and volley okay but have a very poor ground game. Hey, I played from 14 to 18 recreationally and started again a year ago, am now 41, so what can be expected?) It's all about having a go, realizing the experience.
Ya man. It's just nice be able to say you played. I hope a futures comes to Halifax, or somehow, you get to play one some other way. All the best! And the guy I played today was 50, so your age is not an obstacle!
09-15-2012 09:36 PM
peteyjones13
Re: Playing ITF Futures

So I played the futures qualifying today for the Parkway tournament, and I won my match! lol.

I played a guy who was 50 years old. The level of our play was embarrassingly inferior to all of the courts around us.
It was an intense match. I won the first set 6-4, and was up 5-1 in the second set tiebreaker. He came back/I choked and he took the 2nd set breaker. In the third set, he was up 3-0. I started playing ridiculously conservatively just pushing balls back, chasing balls down, not missing. I battled back and won 7-5 in the third!

We both got extremely lucky playing each other in the draw.

I'm playing Josh Graves again tomorrow (who beat me 6-0, 6-0 my first futures qualifying match). I have no shot of winning, but I would be disappointed if I don't win 1 game.

Just thought I'd let you guys know my futures experience in case any of you are curious!
09-06-2012 06:01 AM
mayumashu
Re: Playing ITF Futures

Good stuff. I guess you were on the right surface for your game.

Would love to do what you did, just once, despite my age. Maybe if we get a Futures event in Halifax and I learn to hit a decent top-spin forehand... (Just the opposite - I can serve big and volley okay but have a very poor ground game. Hey, I played from 14 to 18 recreationally and started again a year ago, am now 41, so what can be expected?) It's all about having a go, realizing the experience.
09-03-2012 03:04 AM
peteyjones13
Re: Playing ITF Futures

Hey guys,

I got crushed by Josh Graves, who was a tennis star at Northwestern, and has just recently graduated and will try his luck on the futures circuit. Right from the beginning I realized that I had no chance in hell lol. My groundstrokes are solid, but my serve is a joke. If I could get into a rally with him, I had a small chance of winning the point, but I rarely got in any rallies with him as his serve was amazing and hard to return, and my serve sucks. (Don't get me wrong, even in rallies he would win the majority of the points) Anyways, it was really cool to get a chance to play, and hopefully this Josh Graves guy goes somewhere so that I can say I played him lol.
09-01-2012 04:47 AM
Snowwy
Re: Playing ITF Futures

Assuming that Peter is your name, and it may not be, there is only one Peter in the main draw. So you got to the second round of a futures qualifying draw

Actually though, I have never heard of anyone in your section (if that is you) so at least you avoided Eric Quigley.

I will be interested to see how Egor Kole... does, I played in an event that he was in (tennis Ontario) a few weeks ago.
08-31-2012 08:34 PM
Snowwy
Re: Playing ITF Futures

Good luck.
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