Originally Posted by NLBwell
So basically the USTA doesn't have to bother putting on half their tournaments anymore?
They would reduce the opportunities of playing national events by about 50% - by eliminating winter nationals, eliminating 18s Spring Championship, reducing national open site from 4 to 3, reducing regional sites from 8 to 4, reducing national opens from 4 to 2, reducing regional from 4 to 3, reducing draw sizes of Easter Bowl (12s-16s) from 128 to 32, reducing draw sizes of clay and hard court championship: from 128 to 64 for 12s and from 196 to 128 for 16s & 18s. They would add a few new tournaments, but they only benefit the elite players. Their excuse is to shift tournament play to sections. However, they slap their own faces by eliminating all L5 (8 in total).
So what they are doing is to encourage our kids to play less tournaments!