I've been playing about 6 to 8 months now. I joined the USTA which allows me to enter tennis tournaments and I'm seriously considering it now. I'm around a 3 to 3.5, and my goal when I first started was to get some type of ranking or points.

Have any of you entered a USTA tournament? How long was it between when you started and you entered? I think if I play someone at my skill level I would do okay, I just don't want to be embarrassed. BTW, I lost my first "real" match 6-1, 6-1...but the guy had 2 years of experience.