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Lot of Players Leave Men's League????

I'm curious - have a lot of players left the league? I was surprised to find out there are first years in Level 7.
LevelSeven
10/17/2008

 
Funny to hear that. I have been playing a number of years; and am still in Level 9.

I think a good idea would be to reserve the Thursday before actual matches start as a "evaluation" night. Newbies can go out and play against players who have been in the league some time. The evaluators would make the judgment as to which level they should be. This would make it all more competitive and enjoyable. The scores tell the story. Look how many 2-0 matches there are.
Kinger
10/17/2008

 
These guys said they specified Level 7.
LevelSeven
10/17/2008

 
that's a good idea to evaluate, but it would have to be right after deadline submission to give claudia time to adjust the teams.

Players who are skilled in other racquet sports like tennis, racquetball or squash or just really good athletes in non racquet sports do generally need to place higher than the lowest levels.
Off the wall
10/18/2008

 
True, and this could also be used to allow these "good natural" athletes to be placed in a more competitive league right of the get go. There are two brothers who joined the league about 4 or 5 years ago, Roselli and Roselli. I think they started out in Level 10 or 11. I remember playing them in 9; they just smoked everyone. They are now in Level 1. But it took them years to get there. I don't think they ever failed to move up.
LevelSeven
10/20/2008

 
Great point. While we haven't played them yet, I know there is a team in Level 7 consisting of former Naz tennis players, one of whom is the current coach. I was watching them the other night and their serves are like Level 4 serves. They will move up quick!
Kinger
10/26/2008

 
There are many teams (level 1, 2, 3 & 4) that have either dropped out or consolidated. This has moved many teams up, for better or for worse.
jmk
12/09/2008