Originally Posted by Chemist
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.
Keep in mind that the USTA PD coaches had a hand in designing the changes.
So, is it in their best interest to have their players do Eddie Herr, OB, and then Winter Nationals?
So, the event that was designed, (this small team event), where the players stay for training by coaches after they lose.
Interesting, never heard of a NATIONAL TOURNAMENT FOR A GOLD BALL
where the players stay and get free training by coaches....
Original document had a large percentage of kids wild card into this event.
I wonder who the USTA will choose?