Originally Posted by kme5150
I wish I could take credit for it.
The sad part is that it was brought up and told it was a terrible idea. The USTA Junior Competition Committee said they wanted the National Championships to feel more like professional tournaments. Every professional tournament that I know of has a qualifier.
A qualifier would take another day or two to complete. That is more money to consider for lodging, food, and other considerations. At these levels, junior tennis for the 10-12 year old is not for the faint of heart.