Originally Posted by Alohajrtennis
Yeah, we noticed this...
Couple other things you may not have noticed though....national ranking points and a dollar will get you on the bus....under the new system, sectional ranking points are what primarily matter until you are top 64 or so....
In our section, most top players play sectional championship. Bjorn Fratangelo may be the only exception. The section quota is used for L3 and Clay and Hard Court Supernationals only. National Selection Tournaments (3 sites, 32 draw - national ranking top 150?), Winter Teams (2 teams, 32 players each - national ranking top 100?) and Easter Bowl (32 draw - national ranking top 50?) will require high national ranking to get in. These L5 tournaments are very popular for younger players to play up. We had 13-14 year old kids playing B18/L5.
BTW, would it be a good idea for USTA to keep the winter national and move these new team competitions to mid August?
National Grand Master and Sweet 16 should be helpful for developing top players. The very best juniors are playing ITF or Futures.