Originally Posted by Alohajrtennis
Gameboy is more than capable of defending himself. But I don't even think Gameboy would disagree with the sentiment that he thinks taking a child ranked 200 to a national tournament is a financially irresponsible decision..
Yeah, I'm third man in, so I should bow out here................but I really think your last statement is a non sequitur.
I think financial responsibility or irresponsibility is a financial question, no?
If you got money to burn it is not financially irresponsible to take #200 to a national. If you're broke or scraping by.............then it might be, and that's what people are discussing.
Setting aside finances, our family never thought we were entitled to enter a national tournament when the ranking was about 200. When it happened, great. If it didn't, no pangs of deprivation