Our tennis group is aimed towards dedicated tennis players who play at an NTRP level of 4.0 or higher and would like to have some additional practice time. Some of you may recognize this group as a follow-up to the previous "Metro Detroit Competitive Tennis Group".
We welcome both men & women who currently compete in leagues, matches or tournaments. The meetups will be held outdoors in Troy during the warmer months and indoors when possible during winter.
To be approved as a member of this group, the following requirement needs to be met first: you must be a currently competing player at the 4.0 level or above in leagues or tournaments (these can also be in-house club leagues or non-USTA tournaments). Please read everything on this page before trying to join!
The organizers will discuss your tennis background in detail prior to making a decision to approve and have the right to not approve you as a member if you are not responding or know that you do not meet the requirements. Hey we were all new to tennis at some point or another, but this group is for those who play regularly and expect their opponents and partners to do the same. If you feel that you are quite "rusty" because you hardly ever play or simply that you haven't played in eons, then this group is probably not for you just yet. There are other tennis groups in the area that welcome people getting back into the game.
There are fair exceptions in place to the required tennis background stated earlier:
Exception 1: for 3.5 rated players only - you must have a current player record of yourself showing at least some wins at the 3.5 NTRP division (or equivalent) in order to be considered as acceptable. And once again these match records in question do not have to be USTA-based only, as long as the playing levels are clearly defined and shown.
Exception 2: if you know that you can play at the described levels above AND you are very familiar with tennis rules, scoring, etc. but you have not participated in any recent leagues or matches, then your game will have to be evaluated in person. Note: before asking to be evaluated, keep in mind that being able to compete at the levels mentioned above generally means that you play on a regular basis and you're able to: serve, return, rally, volley, play out doubles & singles points for the duration of the match with some success.
And lastly, an important note on tennis ethics that include: sportsmanship, line calling and overall behavior on the court. – Every member must be respectful and ethical to everyone when playing in this group. Negative comments, unfair line calls, or an unfriendly attitude on the court will not be tolerated, regardless of what your playing ability is.
An additional request from the organizer: please display your real first name and a photo of yourself that people can recognize you from.