The bottom line for the USTA is increasing membership, which translates into $$$. For that reason, I don't see why the USTA wouldn't explore the ideas being discussed here (if they haven't already) relating to High School tennis and make them happen. Their mission is to grow the game and we see that with the TAUT initiative. A membership fee (be it prorated or what) for a high school player who don't or doesn't regularly play tournaments is a small compromise to me. The USTA already gives grants/subsidies to kids less fortunate, so why not allocate funding as well to a limited number of high schoolers who make it to the season's end league and state championship. Once the logistics are ironed out, I think it will work.
Last edited by WARPWOODIE : 11-06-2012 at 11:07 AM.