Originally Posted by Chemist
Are you implying that the very top kids, who have already played Eddie Herr and/or Orange Bowl would be too tired to play the Winter National? If so, they would be too tired to play the winter teams. I will ask the USTA officials on 12/26 to explain why they want to replace the winter national with team competition.
BTW, the only change that I think make sense is play intersectional and zonal concurrently that would allow kids to have one week break in the summer. Adding 14s intersectional is also good.
A lot don't right now. Especially the ones from the south and Florida, they hate going to cold Arizona in December. I wouldn't be surprised if the new team event is in Florida too.