Originally Posted by coaching32yrs
I have never seen or heard anything like that. The player's actions were criminal and violent. The police should have been contacted. A lifetime ban from USTA is the penalty that makes sense. I have seen it imposed once before. According to the rules the banned player can apply for reinstatement in 1 year. In this case it should not be granted.
He's obviously talking about a 10 year old or younger, so no the police probably don't need to be contacted.
A lifetime ban also seem excessive for a child that age, but yes, assuming it was not an accident, then the USTA should be involved with some severe penalities.