What was your best ranking in real life ?

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What was your best ranking in real life ?

I never have been ranked
30
48%
30/5 to 30/1 [ Club player ]
6
10%
30 to 15/1 [ Province Player ]
6
10%
15 to 0 [ Pre-national Player ]
8
13%
-2/6 to -30 & Promotion [ National Player ]
4
6%
ITF / ATP Pro player
8
13%
 
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What was your best ranking in real life ?

Postby manutoo » 13 Sep 2008, 09:00

Hello,

I'm not sure how works the USA ranking for non-pro players, so if someone cares to explain, it'll be great..! :)


My best ranking has been 30/1 for 4 years in a row...
And I hope one day I'll have time to train well, and reach 15/5..! :P


PS: I'm not very sure of the labels between the braces (example : [Club Player]), but it gives a rough idea in case the country where you were ranked didn't use the handicap based ranking used in France.
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Postby TTennisfan » 13 Sep 2008, 17:48

ITF/ATP Pro player :wink:
but really i could have been an ITF/ATP Player cuz at 15 i won a regional tournament U16 at L.A. which is great
but i didnt want to play professional tennis 4real

I said 15 to 0 [ Pre-national Player ]
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Postby manutoo » 14 Sep 2008, 08:20

I found a page explaining the US Rating here :
http://www.athleticinsight.com/Vol3Iss2 ... eStudy.htm

It's not related to any amateur tournaments. It makes me even wonder if they have some in USA... :roll:

Strangely, a decent club player will rate 4.0, while a pro will rate 6 or more... So the scale is really not linear...
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Postby Brad1981 » 14 Sep 2008, 16:12

In the U.S. scale, I am a 4.5
I have won several amateur tournaments.
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Postby Xuxa_Kuerten » 19 Sep 2008, 00:26

I've played tennis on a good level till I was 17. I guess I was a 5.5 player in the US scale when I was at the top of my game. But I was incredibly immature ans shy and also lacked attitude, so I almost never was able to perform in the same level on trainings and on matches. Since 2003 I have stopped playing; these days I restarted to train serves (the main weakness of my game - not technically, but mentally speaking). I've recorded a few minutes and posted it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-ZhmOqTklc. Unfortunatelly the video is too dark, and I think this youtube version is slower than the original, but the recording was made just for fun. :P





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Postby manutoo » 19 Sep 2008, 18:55

Xuxa_Kuerten, maybe ur anti-spam stopped the registration email, or maybe u entered a wrong email address. Anyway, I just manually activated ur account, so u should be able to log-in now...
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Re: What was your best ranking in real life ?

Postby manutoo » 03 Feb 2009, 04:35

somehow, I doubt we have 3 pro tennis players (ex or current) reading these forums... :roll:
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Re: What was your best ranking in real life ?

Postby Leena » 27 Feb 2009, 21:12

I was a college player, and ranked 5.0 for a few years. I coached for a while, but had to enter the real world, and my dreams were dashed. I still want to enter qualies of a $10k somewhere in the southern US one of these years.
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Re: What was your best ranking in real life ?

Postby btaylor » 28 Feb 2009, 01:49

Leena,

You should try to enter the qualies at the Legg Mason tournament in Wash. D.C. in June, or is it July...whatever...
I have a lady friend (in her mid 30's, no less) who plays at our city court in Fredericksburg, Va. that beats most of the decent local men (even some div. 2 college team men players). She's about a 5.0 player also...I think...

She played the qualies last year with decent results, winning her first match 6/3, 6/3, and lost her second match 6/3, 3/6,6/3
(I take it that you are female, since you are named "Leena)
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Re: What was your best ranking in real life ?

Postby manutoo » 28 Feb 2009, 06:27

Leena, if you make it to the main draw, don't forget to wear your "I :love2: Tennis Elbow" T-shirt..! :geek:
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Re: What was your best ranking in real life ?

Postby Leena » 02 Mar 2009, 05:22

I'm female, so can't play in Washington. :p Besides, $25k and up, you need to be ranked or have some accomplishments to get into qualifying, unless you're rich like Brie Whitehead.
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Re: What was your best ranking in real life ?

Postby btaylor » 02 Mar 2009, 06:03

Leena,

It wasn't a WTA main tour qualie....I believe it may have been an ITF Qualie she played in. There were also women's doubles being played at the Legg Mason....
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Re: What was your best ranking in real life ?

Postby Callan09 » 11 Mar 2009, 00:02

It seems we have some decent players among us...
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Re: What was your best ranking in real life ?

Postby mauer » 19 May 2009, 10:08

I guess I am anywhere between 4.0 and 4.5 [US]. I'm playing only for fun with friends. We enetered a couple of amateur tourneys without considerable success :dance: The biggest challenge for me is the patience...I always rush the ball
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Re: What was your best ranking in real life ?

Postby RichardGasquet » 13 Aug 2009, 20:59

my best ranking was the nº 14 here in portugal of unless 16 years

now unless than 18,i'm starting and i'm the nº96
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