Originally Posted by sundaypunch
I totally agree. This is why USTA junior tournaments as the default method of getting kids into the sport can't compete with baseball and soccer. You need the tennis equivalent of the local Little League to get masses of kids involved.
Tennis needs something that is for sure. The problem is that tennis is not the same as other sports in the way it is set up. In little league everyone signs up and they try to use something like a draft to make the teams even. Tennis is an indivual sport so that does not work. You have real lop sided matches because some kids can afford a lot more instruction than others. Even JTT which is for teams is different. Most of the time the teams come from clubs. In our area our club wins almost all the matches. My kids do not like JTT because the competition is not good. Once again there are lots of lop sided matches.
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Last edited by gplracer : 11-07-2012 at 05:36 AM.