Originally Posted by usta10sfan
OK, I don't agree with everything the USTA does or doesn't do, but I do think the 128 draws at National Championships are better and I deeply agree that players should qualify from their home Section. I would very much like to see that 17 player tournament. I think it would be very exciting to have each Section's Champion compete together. No wild cards, no ranking needed to get in - just the winners of each Section's Championship. There would be some pressure-filled matches.
Thanks also for the welcome.
The Nike format used to be just this for the 12's and 14's. They sponsored a tournament in each section and the winners got to go to a singles national tournament.
They did away with this format though and just invited the top appx 20 kids to a national tournament