Originally Posted by Tennishacker
10U mandate is pointless for the kids that are/want to be serious players.
Though I agree that 10U is certainly one way of getting more/new kids into tennis.
Some of the high ranked 12 and under players in the south played 10U orange ball. It is not the only path but still a path. It helps to develop strokes in younger kids. The problem with the mandate is that the better kids in the 10s have to play up against older kids in the 12s if they want to play on the regular court. I would like to see orange ball in the lower level 10s and green ball in the higher level 10s.