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Old 08-08-2012, 10:54 AM   #111
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Originally Posted by Misterbill View Post
The bolded text is not consistent with my experience.

Anyone who wants to be a standout in high school or get a shot at competing after high school, needs to compete outside "small catchment" areas. Doesn't have to be at national competitions, but at least at the state/regional level.

I think the USTA changes take account of the point that at least regional competition "is critical for development beyond a certain level" as you say
I would say it is consistent with my experience, and I think we qualify as a small catchment area.
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