Many folks fly to these events. It's quite tough to fly with a machine in your luggage!
Also, it's expensive enough to have a top junior as a kid these days to add to it with the cost of traveling with a personal stringer.
Most of these events do just fine in the stringing area as far as I know, which is why the participants should feel confident using the tournament-supplied guys. The organizers dropped the ball here, not the players or parents.
Last edited by bigmatt; 12-11-2011 at 01:11 PM.