Originally Posted by MarTennis
I think is much more important to emphasize better tennis in each section and if detering weak first rounds assist with driving motivation to be better across sections I am willing to give it a chance. MOST juniors do not play of a quality to go to a national tournament, thus I understand they are not going pro.
Now national tournaments are only for those going pro? Did not know that.
If they are following the "Bryan Principle" (you have to beat everyone in you can drive to before you can get on the plane), why not just cut the draws to 17 then and be done with it then ?
Because even they now this is a guideline and a concept, not a rule. Fact is there is no general disagreement on the concept you must earn your way to nationals. We the disagreement is on how often the tournaments should be, how entrance is earned, and how many can earn there way in. Where's George when you need him ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkxaF5Pq5D8