Wayne Bryan has his ideas, we have some of our own

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by Freak4tennis, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Freak4tennis

    Freak4tennis Guest

    Wayne has his...here is one that will work and being used world wide.

    IMHO...The answer to American Junior tennis lies in this format

    1) Get rid of back draws (nobody cares about them anyway)
    2) Increase the draws by 16.
    3) Get rid of the automatic entry for the 4 kids in the lower age bracket.
    4) Add a qualifier prior to the main draw and have them play down to 16 going to the main

    The US Juniors are the only system without a quali (ATP, ITF, Pro Circuit all have qualis).

    Let kids grind and fight their way into an event. No more give mes.
     
  2. Pro_Tour_630

    Pro_Tour_630 Legend

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    freaking tough:roll:
     
  3. seminoleG

    seminoleG Semi-Pro

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    My points in BOLD.

    Agree mostly, but simply JUST ADD QUALIES

    They will never do this, because what incentive do we have to play the USTA Junior Circuit then?
     
  4. chalkflewup

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    No backdraw for nationals will absolutely kill nationals, especially for 14 and unders. Ain't happening.
     
  5. gplracer

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    1 - Get rid of back draws - no one will travel that far for one match
    4- add qualifier - too much time away from school for the kids and too much time away from jobs for the adults.
     
  6. Keysmickey

    Keysmickey Rookie

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    Re: back draws. Lots of kids NEED more match play. Remember this isn't just about the elite few.
     
  7. andfor

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    Qualifying draws for juniors? I realize ITF's have them however in the U.S. that's what the lower level tournaments are for, to work your way up the rankings.

    Qualifying is not practical from a time standpoint.
     
  8. Rina

    Rina Rookie

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    Qualies is how my son got into a L1 tournament in Europe with no ranking. But, even for that I know that you needed to know somebody or not to have enough applicants to get into the qualies as well. So, kind of a good deal, but not a great deal better than in US.
     
  9. 10ismom

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    Have several wild card playoff at different location in the US. Any kids can compete. Winners get to go to supernationals. This works as current system for winners of national open but will give oportunity to kids with no funds to travel and accumulate enough national points.

    The cream will rise and raw talent will emerge.

    Make sure PD kids have to compete too unless they can get endorsed from their sections.
    Leave only a few wildcards for usta discretion.
     

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