Late Sunday afternoon at the Spring Southern Closed in Mobile, AL, some monsoon-ish weather quickly approached and wiped out the remainder of the day. Monday morning, we were told there would be a short meeting before play began. TD Scott Novack notified what he estimated to be 60% of parents/coaches whose behavior was completely over the top that they were not permitted to come to this tournament and abuse children. He spoke in very strong terms and said the PD was just down the street and if he see more of it that day, he would have the person arrested and removed from this facility. He very plainly said this: You are ruining this event for the CHILDREN - It ends here and it ends now. Have never, ever, ever heard this before------After he finished, small round of applause (presumably from the 40% of parents/coaches who realize this is a GAME and these are CHILDREN. Also saw at least one parent approach the TD afterward to thank him + shake his hand. I posted it on our FB page and it generated much discussion...One person said he deserved the tennis equivalent of the medal of honor for taking a stand and demanding respect. WHAT IS GOING ON???????? I can't even tell you how bad some of the behavior was. Of course we are somewhat used to the atrocious behavior of some of the players, but we're talking PARENTS AND COACHES. Whoa.