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tennisfan5
Jan 28th, 2010, 05:03 PM
who's entering? :)

http://www.usopen.org/National_Playoffs/Default.aspx

mckyle.
Jan 28th, 2010, 05:52 PM
Lol that's a good idea. The fact that I have a chance, even my 51 year old dad has a chance at the US Open. So funny :lol:

simonsaystennis
Jan 28th, 2010, 06:10 PM
This is a dumb idea if you ask me. It's good in theory, but really it should be by invitation based on national, college, and junior rankings. The fact that anyone can participate is just a way for the USTA to earn money from the entry fees, and it's a waste of time for the players who are actually contenders for the wild cards.

mckyle.
Jan 29th, 2010, 12:42 AM
Yeah, money's the main priority, but it also lets people feel like they are involved.

tennisfan5
Jan 29th, 2010, 02:54 AM
well, they make a cool $512,000 from entry fees, plus of course any USTA memberships purchased for those who aren't members. I think it's cool (though expensive) just to say you played in it, even if you get killed. The eastern section one is actually played at the BJK National Tennis Center

DefyingGravity
Jan 29th, 2010, 02:59 AM
I would love to try.

dabossK
Jan 29th, 2010, 03:30 AM
I'm. Signing up!

SharapovaFTW
Jan 29th, 2010, 03:36 AM
The US Open golf major does a similar sort of thing. Everyday "jo blows" have the opportunity to qualify. I like this. It goes hand in hand with the American Dream, why not?

-jenks-
Jan 29th, 2010, 03:44 AM
Good idea, but the entry fee is way too high

darrinbaker00
Jan 29th, 2010, 04:11 AM
Good idea, but the entry fee is way too high
You know how people with no singing ability whatsoever show up to "American Idol" auditions just so they can get on TV for a few seconds? Well, the USTA set the entry fee at $125 to keep that from happening in this tournament.

Dunlop1
Jan 29th, 2010, 04:25 AM
As a 4.0 player, it would be foolish of me to even attempt this.
My tennis goal is to be a 5.0 by 2012, at which point it will still be foolish to attempt but slightly less so.
If this program is still alive, I will do it then.

Nicolás89
Jan 29th, 2010, 04:36 AM
You know how people with no singing ability whatsoever show up to "American Idol" auditions just so they can get on TV for a few seconds? Well, the USTA set the entry fee at $125 to keep that from happening in this tournament.

Also, nobody wants to watch people sing at a tennis court.

darrinbaker00
Jan 29th, 2010, 04:38 AM
As a 4.0 player, it would be foolish of me to even attempt this.
My tennis goal is to be a 5.0 by 2012, at which point it will still be foolish to attempt but slightly less so.
If this program is still alive, I will do it then.
Unfortunately, there will be some foolish 4.0 players in each section who will attempt it, as well as people my age (44) and older. As long as they have the money, the USTA does not care.

tennisfan5
Jan 29th, 2010, 05:00 AM
Look, as long as you don't mind shelling out the money and aren't delusional that you are going to win the thing as a rec player, what's the harm. You could end up drawing another rec player in the first round. Could be fun. Also, as far as the tournament itself goes, in order to win the sectional you need to win 8 rounds. Then in order to win the playoff, it's another 4 wins. So by the time you get the WC for USO qualies, you've won 12 rounds. You've got to be a pretty darn good player to do that

~{X}~
Jan 29th, 2010, 05:06 AM
I should go and watch. :lol:

tennisfan5
Mar 7th, 2010, 10:42 PM
(BUMP) Entry is already open for many of the divisions :)

Uranus
Mar 7th, 2010, 10:54 PM
Like it, in the American dream way, as someone wrote above :).

ArturoAce.
Mar 7th, 2010, 11:18 PM
I want to. Locations are too far though. :sad:

FaceyFacem
Mar 7th, 2010, 11:20 PM
planning to enter, but in NYC i assume i'll need a lot of luck to win the lottery into the draw

tennisfan5
Mar 8th, 2010, 02:31 AM
planning to enter, but in NYC i assume i'll need a lot of luck to win the lottery into the draw

well, i assume they'll be a lot of entries in every section--but yeah prob a lot of ppl will be entering the eastern division. Pretty cool that the eastern division sectional is being played at flushing meadows--just hope it's not on the practice courts!

tennisfan5
Apr 9th, 2010, 07:57 PM
planning to enter, but in NYC i assume i'll need a lot of luck to win the lottery into the draw

Guess not. The draws are out--only 150 men and 44 women entered the Eastern Section. :eek:Pretty embarrassing for the USTA :o

I, however, am in and ready to get my butt kicked :)

http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/Draws/EventDraw.aspx?T=93766

Kevin.
Apr 9th, 2010, 07:58 PM
where can i see the draws?

tennisfan5
Apr 9th, 2010, 07:58 PM
where can i see the draws?

edited--see above

Slutiana
Apr 9th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Guess not. The draws are out--only 150 men and 44 women entered the Eastern Section. :eek:Pretty embarrassing for the USTA :o

I, however, am in and ready to get my butt kicked :)

http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/Draws/EventDraw.aspx?T=93766
:bowdown: We're all rooting for you! How good are you?

CoryAnnAvants#1
Apr 9th, 2010, 08:23 PM
I wouldn't say it's embarrassing it all--they just made $26,000 in entry fees for one of these tournaments. Part of the reason the entry fee is so high is because they probably want to discourage players who aren't very good from entering--if nothing else, it should be top level recreational players at the lowest end of the spectrum.

Ultimately though, whoever wins this playoff probably would have been in contention for a qualifying wildcard from the USTA to begin with. Jennifer Elie (WTA #361) is the highest ranked player for this tournament.

tennisfan5
Apr 9th, 2010, 08:41 PM
:bowdown: We're all rooting for you! How good are you?

Thanks :) I'm a decent recreational player--doing it mostly just for a once-in-a-lifetime sort of thing, for fun.

Adrian.
Apr 9th, 2010, 09:11 PM
where are you in the draw?:hysteric:

matty
Apr 9th, 2010, 09:27 PM
Bode Miller's signing up!

Aaron.
Apr 9th, 2010, 10:44 PM
This is pretty cool..there is one in Georgia too so I will go watch :)

darrinbaker00
Apr 10th, 2010, 01:17 AM
Thanks :) I'm a decent recreational player--doing it mostly just for a once-in-a-lifetime sort of thing, for fun.
Good luck. :yeah:

duhcity
Apr 10th, 2010, 01:36 AM
Does anyone know if people are allowed to watch? It seems like a fun way to kill an afternoon

darrinbaker00
Apr 10th, 2010, 02:29 AM
Does anyone know if people are allowed to watch? It seems like a fun way to kill an afternoon
I don't mean to be a smart-aleck (this time), but why wouldn't you be allowed to watch?

Dunlop1
Apr 10th, 2010, 02:53 AM
I actually toyed around with signing up, because I am striking the ball better than ever these days, but my fitness isn't where it used to be.
I have about 15 lbs I need to drop and these days, I start to get tired at the end of the 2nd set whereas 3 yrs ago if I would get tired, it would be at the end of 3 close sets.

Good luch TennisFan. Let us know how it goes.

What's your tennis game like?

duhcity
Apr 10th, 2010, 03:08 AM
I don't mean to be a smart-aleck (this time), but why wouldn't you be allowed to watch?

Oh I'm from NYC. If it was held at a High School, I'm sure I could. But the eastern section is at the BJKNTC, which I'd imagine would have a stricter policy.

darrinbaker00
Apr 10th, 2010, 05:32 AM
Oh I'm from NYC. If it was held at a High School, I'm sure I could. But the eastern section is at the BJKNTC, which I'd imagine would have a stricter policy.
It's a public facility. Unless you're being a jerk, I can't imagine them not letting you watch the matches.

tennisfan5
Apr 13th, 2010, 02:31 AM
I actually toyed around with signing up, because I am striking the ball better than ever these days, but my fitness isn't where it used to be.
I have about 15 lbs I need to drop and these days, I start to get tired at the end of the 2nd set whereas 3 yrs ago if I would get tired, it would be at the end of 3 close sets.

Good luch TennisFan. Let us know how it goes.

What's your tennis game like?

Thanks a lot. I'm a counterpunching baseliner I guess, but also like to hit the ball hard when i get the chance.


Re: letting people in, I'm sure they will let ppl come. They let anybody into the US Open qualies, so I assume for this they definitely will. I'm still waiting to here whether I'll be playing on one of the actual US Open courts, as opposed to one of the practice courts