Originally Posted by KoaUka
A lot of junior tournaments are using this format in the interest of saving time. Thing is, you can't start off slow. Well technically you can, but it's harder to come back as compared to coming back from 1 set down.
We play pro-set doubles for fun because plenty people stay waiting and it makes for longer playing time. For actual tournaments though, I prefer the best of 3 format.
Not in singles, but most junior tournaments where I am do use this format for doubles. I agree with you though, I wish everything would be a full best 2 out of 3 sets.