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The Raindrops Fell And Tournaments Went To Hell!

Back when I was growing up USTA tournaments were played out to the end and they meant something to play. It was almost like the United States Postal Service–rain never stopped the postman and it did not stop USTA tournaments from being completed. If a tournament had to be finished on Monday or the following night or even a few nights later the officials, players and parents did what it took to get it done. Because USTA tournaments meant something and they were special events to be played and to be won.

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Trophy Kids Are In Tennis Too

I cannot remember who sent this to me but I found it to be oh so true! It was probably 4-5 years ago when I first read this article which appeared in the Wall Street Journal in October of 2008 and so I actually kept the article and then had my secretary at the time type it up nicer for me so I could share with my friends in the East Cobb area of Atlanta. Here in this area we have so many people new to wealth and they lavish on their children and do their best to live up to this article.  Read more…

10 And Under: Success or Failure–A Cross Section

This weekend in Georgia proved to have some of the best weather in all of 2013 to date. It also proved to be one of the busiest weekends for USTA junior tennis tournaments in the Atlanta Metro area. Coachjpweber.com did a survey and can provide a cross section view of how the 10 And Under tournaments are fairing in the Atlanta metro market.

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Southern USTA Listening Session Schedule

Junior Tennis Ambassadors

TAUT — A Meeting Happened In California

Great Info From Parenting Aces

Lastly, and most importantly, I hope you will always tell it like it is. Say what you truly feel and think. Speak truth to power. Do not hold back just to get perks from the USTA or get nice Committee assignments or to avoid perceived retribution by our heavy handed governing body. To me, that kind of “group think” and bowing to the USTA has gotten us into this situation where everyone is in a state of despair and so disgusted with the USTA and state of American Junior Tennis.

Wayne Bryan to Coach “A”

Little Mo Tournaments

If you are looking for an alternative to the USTA 10 And Under mandate here is one for you.  The Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation has a series of tournaments they run each year and all ages are able to play with the traditional yellow ball.

 

 

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