i WAS JUST LOOKING AT MY OLD MSGS AND DECIDED TO RESPOND TO ONE YOU SENT ME OVER A YEAR AGO ABOUT USTA RATINGS NOT BEING CHANGED IF ONE PLAYS DOUBLES. I will say this, I did try to call USTA after my team lost the 50 & up Northern Calif. Sectionals when I saw that my rating went up from a 3.0 (that wasn't right either... more a 3.5 at that time, currently prob. a 3.0 due to one year out of playing re: injuries) to a 4.0 When I called to protest, the told me in fact that my rating changed due to the fact that my partner and I won almost all of our matches in that current year! Also.... I have ONLY been playing dbls (almost exclusively mixed) for the past 8 or 9 years. Just wanted to let you know that in fact, my rating did change from a 3.0 to 4.0 due to the ratio of games won to lost in that last year of USTA 50 & over team play.
Finally, also after recovering from a fractured ankle, and now after starting to run again & having recently moved to Alamo, I would be very interested if you know of a reg. group of players in the Danville, San Ramon area of which I can join.
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Hey bud, good luck with your tournament this weekend. As they say in Hawaii, "Give-um". Bring the trophy home. We can catch up later about you coaching for me this Summer. I will send you the 6-week course curriculum to review. Aloha Brah.
Yeah, I know..... unbelievable. I recently started running after finally having healed a bad case of shin splints. Was ready to go re: getting back into tennis. Gained a little weight so I guess that sort of leads to a variety of stupid additional injuries. I'll ice, ice, ice, and hope that in a week or two, carefulloy I'll be able to start playing.... especially after all of this rain.
Prob. will come out to watch & meet you all next Tues.
Well I was going to come out tomorrow evening for the first time, went for a run tonight, fell & thought I broke my ankle, but now thinking I've got a bad sprain. Drat! I was just getting back into running, tripped over something!
After going to the doctor romorrow am, if I haven't broken it, I may hobbble out there just to meet you all and see you all play. If not tomorrow, for sure next Tues.
I hope it's just a sprain! Can't believe it.... just when I found a group out here!
Yes, I definitely will be going tomorrow evening. Wanted to go Tues. but looked like rain. Surely that's all over now!
Anyway, I am a pretty competitive player,k but what I was trying to say is that although I am USTA rated as a 4.0, I think I really am more of a mid 3.5. I really get annoyed at the way they change one's ratings all the time jsut if you happened to be on a team with another partner, where you wipe people out. Previously I was rated a 3.5, then played on a bottom of the barrel team, where we literally lost everything! It was horrible, but then I was lowered to a 3.0 because of that. So.... the next two teams I was on, I was almost always partnered with a strong 4.0 man, and my not being a push over, we won every single match, which took us to the NorCal over 50 mixed finals. That was 2 years ago, now. So, after a few injuries I am now playing recreationally still w/my old group in Stockton once in awhile. It def. is not enough and too far, but I was desparate to play.
Anyway I have a very strong serve, and somewhat lethal forehand , need a little work on backhand & some volleying. Other than that, I just like to have fun, but fun is playing hard & w/passion! Would be fun to meet up. I'll def. be there tomorrow evening.
Thanks for writing, see you tomorrow if you make it.