Team Tennis, Davis Cup type play?

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  1. Babolat

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    Team Tennis, Davis C

    Would anyone want to make a team event besides singles and doubles. Like in Team Tennis, or David Cup play. You would have a team of 4 players that would make for 2 singles players, and a doubles team.

    The format would go something like:

    Team A singles 1 vs Team B singles 1 (Top Player Match)
    Team B Singles 2 vs Team B singles 2 (Next Best Match)
    Team A doubles vs Team B doubles (Doubles Team Match - Can't be single players)
    Team A singles 1 vs Team B singles 2 (Reverse Singles)
    Team A singles 2 vs Team B singles 1 (Reverse Singles)

    First team to 3 wins would win. Then play the other team in the bracket. Let me know your thoughts.

    Since this is going to be a big turn out, this might be another options if there is enough people that want it.
     
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    ya that would be awesome!!!

    How many teams?
     
  3. Babolat

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    Depends on the turn out. If we have 32, we would have 8 teams. 64, we would have 16 teams. And we would probably use a draft with team captians and such.
     
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    I like the sound of it. It adds some spice to the mix of possible setups.
     
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    i like the idea also. i'd like to play on a team, but i'm not sure about doubles so this would be a welcomed venue.
     
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    sounds interesting but you have to explain to me the tennis lingo. like wat is reverse matches?
     
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  7. Babolat

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    Reverse matches isn't really tennis lingo. Its just a reverse match. Instead of the first match being agaist both the top players, and second match being against both the next best players (#2 on the teams), we have the number one guy from one team, play the number 2 guy from the other team. Simple as that.
     
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    doh! for some reason, i thought it was a team of 5. can we have a 5th person as an alternate?
     
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    I guess we could. Its always good to have an alternate. Maybe we will make teams of 6 or 8, so every team has a back up. Keep brining up ideas.
     
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    well, i think teams of 6 would be pretty reasonable. if it's davis cup, do we just pick a country? random draw?

    i'd prefer the whole league to be setup to be like real tours/events.
     
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    Um, we could probably just have team names, since we are mainly from a couple countries (US, and Canada).
     
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    well, i don't think it's too important that we represent our respective country. just like i don't have to be la lakers/kings. i can play tampa bay bucs in football.

    just have one team be sweden, etc.
     
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    maybe we could be New Jersey, young?

    we could put create a picture of a highway surrounded by mini-malls for a logo...
     
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    Yeah Baby!!!!

    More Tennis, Sure! Sounds like a great idea. Any thoughts on how teams would be chosen ?
     
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    well, we've got a team already. so i'd say, pick a team. the game is new so everyone will start at the same level.

    um, goalie, i'll have to put the veto for NJ. :p

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    i just think that having a Davis Cup makes a lot of sense - and we just adopt a country (or randomly assign one if everyone wants to be USA or Canada).

    it would be more meaningful than having an arbitrary tournament, imo.

    only 2 problems that i can see:
    2 teams really really really want to be a specific country
    a team really really really doesn't want to be a specific country
     
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    I agree that it would be nice to have real countries to be consistent with the Davis Cup idea. I'd say that we could do some kind of lottery for country picks rather than a random assignment. That way most people could get something that they liked by just picking from a list of remaining available countries.
     
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    yea i'm with ya there, but it made me laugh.


    yea i think picking a country would be cool, and your right thats the only prob with the system, its either someone has the country you want or if picked for you, you don't like the country you have. to me its not that big a deal its just a game.


    anyway, can't wait to get this started.
     
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    Thanks for the ideas guy. I will take all this into consideration.
     
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    Since we're putting out thoughts for consideration. Why Countries? Why not just pick Team Names, it's not as if we're actually playing for that country. Who knows maybe later we could be asked to put our best players out there in a World Match by XBox or something.

    .02 worth :wink:
     
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    I would rather use team names, because everyone will want to represent there home countries - mainly USA, and Canada, and Im sure some Europe.

    There is actually a team tennis site, that the pros use. We can use those. I will get the link up...

    Here it is: http://www.wtt.com/

    The teams are on the far right. We can use these names so there are no confusion on what you can choose from. And I know these are from cities that most people arent even from, but in tennis, you are never playing in your home state. Its a ton of travel, I know this first hand.
     
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