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Old Sep 19th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #16
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Re: Is it easy to win matches in challenger qualifying?

I've played five Futures over the past 3 years and it's been a great experience, especially the ones I played while traveling. It's a great opportunity to meet people, see places you'd never see, take some time off regular life, etc.

It's all about the mindset you have when playing. If you go out there to have an experience, have fun and you are passionnate about the sport and know your abilities, you'll enjoy every minute of it. If you have intentions of creating a career, that's where things can get trickier.

You can see my profile here: http://www.itftennis.com/ProCircuit/...erID=100073585

I'm pretty happy with my results, especially the non-clay ones The easy loss in Rochester was probably my worst match ever, while the one in Italy was an amazing experience against a local player, with a big crowd, incredible courts and club. Was going away on a trip around Italy and just decided to sign in!

The three indoors hard matches I did much better against top 15 national Canadian players: i was a bit unlucky in my draws, especially cause other spots had some beatable players.
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Old Sep 19th, 2012, 05:00 PM   #17
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Re: Is it easy to win matches in challenger qualifying?

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I've played five Futures over the past 3 years and it's been a great experience, especially the ones I played while traveling. It's a great opportunity to meet people, see places you'd never see, take some time off regular life, etc.

It's all about the mindset you have when playing. If you go out there to have an experience, have fun and you are passionnate about the sport and know your abilities, you'll enjoy every minute of it. If you have intentions of creating a career, that's where things can get trickier.

You can see my profile here: http://www.itftennis.com/ProCircuit/...erID=100073585

I'm pretty happy with my results, especially the non-clay ones The easy loss in Rochester was probably my worst match ever, while the one in Italy was an amazing experience against a local player, with a big crowd, incredible courts and club. Was going away on a trip around Italy and just decided to sign in!

The three indoors hard matches I did much better against top 15 national Canadian players: i was a bit unlucky in my draws, especially cause other spots had some beatable players.
Thank you for sharing thats awesome.

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Old Sep 19th, 2012, 05:09 PM   #18
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Thanks, it's a bit intense and is totally typical of my generation in Quebec
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Re: Is it easy to win matches in challenger qualifying?

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I've played five Futures over the past 3 years and it's been a great experience, especially the ones I played while traveling. It's a great opportunity to meet people, see places you'd never see, take some time off regular life, etc.

It's all about the mindset you have when playing. If you go out there to have an experience, have fun and you are passionnate about the sport and know your abilities, you'll enjoy every minute of it. If you have intentions of creating a career, that's where things can get trickier.

You can see my profile here: http://www.itftennis.com/ProCircuit/...erID=100073585

I'm pretty happy with my results, especially the non-clay ones The easy loss in Rochester was probably my worst match ever, while the one in Italy was an amazing experience against a local player, with a big crowd, incredible courts and club. Was going away on a trip around Italy and just decided to sign in!

The three indoors hard matches I did much better against top 15 national Canadian players: i was a bit unlucky in my draws, especially cause other spots had some beatable players.
Sounds brilliant! Nice matches you played too I'm a bit confused about the whole sign-in thing! Don't you have a deadline to enter a tournament through the ITF?
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Old Sep 19th, 2012, 07:11 PM   #20
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Re: Is it easy to win matches in challenger qualifying?

I think the best thing to do is to get your IPIN and do everything online. You can sign in to as many tournaments as you want, and deadlines are on the Thursday 3 weeks in advance (for example, you can still sign in for tournaments on Oct 8th until tomorrow).

Once you are signed in a tournament, they annonce a list 2 weeks before the tournament. You most likely will be in the alternate list, or if lucky, already in qualifying.

WATCH OUT: if you are in qualifying and don't plan on playing, you have to withdraw before the freeze-deadline (one week) or else you will get fined. Even if you are in the alternate list and don't plan on playing, withdraw also, because you never know if you'll squeeze in qualifying a few days before (happened to me once, went from 105th alternate to qualifying without knowing, had to pay 100$ for not showing up).

If you are in the alternate list and wish to play the tournament, then just stay in there, hope for some withdrawals before the freeze deadline (always a ton) and see where you end up on the list. Once your name appears once on the qualifying list, you are SURE of getting in, which is always fun to know. If you are still in the alternates after the freeze deadline, you can still show up at the sign in (Fridays before qualies usually) and hope that some players don't show up!

Hope that wasn't too confusing
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Old Sep 19th, 2012, 07:13 PM   #21
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Re: Is it easy to win matches in challenger qualifying?

Just wanted to add that you can also just show up on the Friday at the sign in without having signed up through the ITF before. You will automatically be put in the alternate list. Chances are smaller for you to get in if the qualy draw is full, but a lot of tournaments don't have full qualy draws
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Re: Is it easy to win matches in challenger qualifying?

I was thinking of playing doubles at a 10k with my friend but I gave up because I didn't wanna embarrass myself
Also, you need to pay some fee to be able to play, and that fee is for sure much more than I will earn
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Old Sep 19th, 2012, 07:45 PM   #23
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Re: Is it easy to win matches in challenger qualifying?

That's the case in every tournament though: even local tournaments you have to pay to play them!
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Re: Is it easy to win matches in challenger qualifying?

How much is the fee?
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Re: Is it easy to win matches in challenger qualifying?

It's around 55$ for the IPIN (valid for a year) and 40$ for one tournament. Really isn't that expensive, cheaper than the local provincial/state tournaments here in Canada!
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It will be different in UK... I assume.
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It shouldn't be actually. IPIN is the same price everywhere and so is entrey fee!
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good treath maybe we can create one to the people post her past tennis profesional results..
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It shouldn't be actually. IPIN is the same price everywhere and so is entrey fee!
Yes it's $55 for all potential players to have IPIN, and then the local entry fee per tournament. Can't wait to get double bageled frst round I can be the next Brie Whitehead
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