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Old 01-16-2013, 08:21 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by chalkflewup View Post
IMHO matches are key to development, but rankings are not. Kids love to play matches. Keep it fun.
I'll yield a little if we're talking about a pro prospect.

But I'm sticking to my guns if we're talking about a generally athletic 10 yr old.

If tourney matches are fun, fine. Are they needed? I think not. Match play can be incorporated into training outside the tournament environment for 10 yr olds.
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