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Just signed up - looking to meet others to hit with, 3.0-3.5 skill level (various courts)

Hi everyone.

I have a flexible schedule right now on weekdays and weekends. Looking to meet nice people who would be up for some practice and fun casual matches.

I live next to Miller Park and Volunteer Park, so that would be great. However, I'm certainly open to travel to Greenlake or places relatively within that vicinity.

Hope to hear from you!

Greg

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hi, Im also flexible on weekdays and weekends.  I would say im about a 3.5 right now, nit really sure I haven't played in many years and I'm just getting my stroke back.  Let me know doubles or singles.  I live in Belltown so I would travel to a court near you.  Thanks

Hey Greg,

Just moved to Seattle from NYC to teach at the UW.  Would love to play.  I'm also flexible the next few weeks.  Woodland park is closest for me.  Let me know if you want to play. I'm even free this afternoon...

Ted

I'm probably more like a 2.5 or 3.0 but I'm looking for people to hit some balls with and don't mind being beaten. I live in the Browns Point/NE Tacoma area but could come to Seattle to play. We will be gone for the next few days but back on 8/23. If you are interested you could call me at 253-651-7613 or send me an email at janpauw@msn.com .

Hi Greg,

I'm a very casual player. So casual that I'm usually scared off by the people that post their skill level in a decimal notation mostly because I don't understand it :). What does it mean to e a 3.0-3.5 player? How do I figure out what my skill level is?

Welcome to the site!

Hi Katy, the numbers are just a way to match up with players at a similar skill level. I would be happy to hit with you no matter what level you think you are.  Take care

Here is a description

How to Find Yourself In the NTRP Rating Categories

Of all the descriptions of plaver levels -- from "A, B and C" to "beginner, intermediate, advanced" -- the best system was developed bv the U.S. Tennis Association in 1979. The USTA defines player levels on a scale from 1.0 to 7.0 in its National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP). A condensed version appears below. Take a few moments to determine your likely playing level.

  • 1.0 Just starting to play tennis
  • 1.5 Has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play.
  • 2.0 Needs on-court experience. Has obvious stroke weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.
  • 2.5 Learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak. Can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.
  • 3.0 Fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth or power. Most common doubles formation is one-up and one-back.
  • 3.5 Has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. Starting to exhibit more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage and is developing teamwork in doubles.
  • 4.0 Has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate shots, plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success. Occasionally forces errors when serving and teamwork in doubles is evident. Rallies may be lost due to impatience.
  • 4.5 Starting to master the use of power and spins and beginning to handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. Can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. Tends to overhit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.
  • 5.0 Has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or exceptional consistency around which a game may be structured. Can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and can put away volleys, can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys and overhead smashes and has good depth and spin on most second serves.
  • 5.5 Has developed power and/or consistency as a major weapon. Can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation and hit dependable shots in a stress situation.
  • 6.0 Has obtained a sectional and/or national ranking.
  • 6.5 Has extensive satellite tournament experience.
  • 7.0 Makes his living from tournament prize money.

Hi Katy. Sure, let's hit some balls and have a casual warm up...maybe a few, light matches just for kicks if you're up for it? I'll send you a friend invite in case you want to communicate directly versus this public post. Let me know your schedule, which courts are convenient, etc. Thanks for reaching out.

Hi Greg are you available today?   I find myself free today and I would love to play.  Im not as mobile as I like so doubles would be great but I would be happy to play singles with any other 3.0-3.5 players.

Let me know

Thanks

Hi Sol. I'm not available today, but we should hit some balls, have a casual warm up...maybe some light matches if you're up for it? I'll send you a friend invite in case you want to communicate directly versus this public post. Let me know your schedule. Thanks for reaching out.

Sounds good.  Monday nights and Friday mornings (till noon) and Saturdays are are tough for me but other than that I'm available. Ill look for your friend request and get you my number.  Thanks

Hi,

Can I join the party too. Volunteer Park is one of my favorite court.

Hope to hear from you soon. I'm about 3.5. Thanks

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