Originally Posted by Number1Coach
You never go backwards , always forwards .
see last year he was no.180 nationally in the 18's ,he is no.7 now why would you ever go back down to the 16's ? to sandbag and crush players? does nothing for your game and builds false confidence right ? the next goal is the futures and challengers and a few jrs as needed .
He is no. 7 in US not ITF, right?
Playing to WIN the 16s Orange Bowl will put more pressure on him than 18s. That's what you want him to be a "champion".
Of course, unless 16s entrants are only boys he already beat. I would think he will meet some good, physically mature 16s ITF boys in final rounds, don't you think?