I have noticed a trend in southeastern junior tennis that the very young boys are playing a high number of USTA matches per year. For 10 and unders, the top players play 80 to 100 matches and for the 12 and unders, 100- 150 matches per year. In Georgia this trend started about 4 to 5 years ago and is getting higher every year. The number of these matches only include USTA sponsored events and not team matches, little mo, or other sponsored matches that drives this number even higher. I have noticed that in other areas of the country the boys appear not to be playing this many matches. Is it wise emotionally and physically for a young player to do this? What is happening in the other areas of the country and what are your thoughts?