My son has already played almost 1,000 matches and I have watched additional 1,000 matches. He has played about 100 boys in our section.
4 are known cheaters that kids and parents are often talking about. Only 2 parents of these 4 kids are known to support cheating.
Another 10 (half of them are highly ranked) or so are seen to make 1-2 bad calls a match. Cheating back was often the excuse.
Only 4-5 boys have reputation of playing out balls and they win sportsmanship awards.
However, my son lost only three matches because of bad calls. One was last year's clay court super national in FL that stunk the most.
The statistics would vary from section to section. In my observation, the kids from Mid*West are generally the best. Umpires were on the court only during the tiebreaks.
Last edited by Chemist : 01-26-2013 at 11:07 AM.