Originally Posted by LeeD
I'm an example of someone who skipped the B's, or 4.5's to play exclusively in the A/Opens.
I wanted to avoid the junkballer/pusher slicer dicer lob dudes who predominated in the B's of the late 70's.
Yes, I know I would be a better player today if I took the time to learn how to beat the pusherB's of my generation.
Yes, I'm glad I skipped that boring and WORK part of tennis.
and I know some juniors who avoided USTA tournaments, and go straight to ITF tournaments, basically for the same reason.