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Old 02-12-2013, 07:01 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by chalkflewup View Post
Just curious, what examples did the father cite that are taking the fun out of tennis?
There were a number of comments made that the new 32 draw level 2 and 3 tournaments had become soulless events with the kids forced to play sometimes 4 matches in a day and up to 10 over a 3 day period. Age groups at different locations forcing families to split up if there is more than one kid playing etc - comparison to the old Copper Bowl/ Quicksilver events. Asked for a show of hands at the end of the meeting one parent out of about 50-60 in attendance expressed support for the changes and the direction USTA is taking - it was pretty one sided. Lew tried with a straight face to argue that there was support out there for the changes but couldn't explain where they were last night!
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