Travel teams in kids sports are abomination that do nothing but increase the influence of sleazy operators who use kids to manipulate the system and squeeze out profit for themselves.
That is not something you want to emulate.
I for one am very glad that USTA is doing its part to eliminate extensive travel.
If I wanted my daughter to be involved in shady stuff like that I would have her play basketball instead. I am trying to get AWAY from stuff like that.