Because collectively the private sector, academies, etc... aren't lighting up the ATP Top 100. Yet they take in millions each month, and according to the experts here on the forum, all we get are thousands of crazy parents, a few good college players and nothing in the pipeline. So why should the USTA fund the private sector that has taken in hundreds of millions of dollars over the last 10 years without success? So when it's convenient we blame the USTA. Any USTA attempts to grow the game here are shot down. For example, i believe QuickStart is a step in the right direction to grow the game. While the plan may need adjustment, I think it's a great investment. I also believe the USPTA is so well positioned to grow the game through programs. Given the right framework, this network of tennis evangelists can get more kids playing the game.