Tom Walker On USTA Schedule changes

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by Alohajrtennis, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Alohajrtennis

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  2. kme5150

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    Tom Walker is right and you won't find a person who cares more about the sport than he does.
     
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    Rouge elements?
     
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  5. Erman

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    Wow. This was a great rebuttal.
     
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    I thought their faces looked funny at last year's U.S. Open. Now we know why.
     
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    Someone please explain how Dr. Russell (Ph.D in music) could head the Junior Competition Committee in tennis?
     
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    Unable to get another job with a PhD in music?
     
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  9. Alohajrtennis

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    One thing that strikes meet about his approach to the changes that seems to come from his background in developing musicians and conductors that is fundamentally different from the development of Junior Tennis players is that in Music the criteria for advancing are largely subjective, i.e, did the judges like you ? versus in tennis they are predominantly objective, i.e. Did you win ?

    What they are doing with Talent ID and all the wild cards, etc, to me clearly is an attempt by PD to interfere in the objective tournament process with there "better" judgment. Unlike a music contest, they can't pick the winners, but they are certainly trying to stack the deck in favor of there chosen ones.

    I also just learned that one of the key members on the junior competition committee that approved these changes was Lew Brewer, the Director of Junior Competition for USTA Player Development.
     
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  10. cmb

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    we need to forget about all of these stupid little changes. directly copy the french tournament system. add prize money in every tournament. Only 1 age division, Open.

    This has gone on long enough
     
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    Wow. I really, really like that concept!
     
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  13. maggmaster

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    I love it, let everyone compete at one level. Bring back the big important amateur events for those who have not yet turned pro. Doing this will expand amateur tennis interest at all levels and all ages.
     
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