Originally Posted by Alohajrtennis
I think most of the objections to the changes revolve around couple areas, such as,
The draw sizes are just too small. Increase the draw sizes. Recognize that all ranking systems are imperfect, that there are inequities between sections, etc., so err on inclusivity not exclusivity. You shouldn't have to be best player in a three state area to got to to the next level.
Acknowledge the birth day problem. All Levels 1 are in summer now, except for the elite tea parties. Let them have there tea parties, but bring back winter nationals, or keep Easter bowl as full size event, not an elite 32 event.
I agree with this.
(my only other major beef is the arbitrary "regional" tournaments which prevent my kid from competing in Little Rock (6 hours away but in a different region) & instead playing in Minn or Ohio (which are IN our goofy arbitrary region).