Originally Posted by coaching32yrs
I agree with Chalk on this one coach. You have to love the battle, love the challenge. One of the things I remind myself when down in tough battle- enjoy the moment enjoy the battle. Helps me relax, play better.
There are many different sides to this question about competition, and many different arguments to be made pro or con.
( compounded by issues of age, maturity, goals, siblings playing at the same site, etc).
I think the OP is stating that a serious question by a parent was met with a sarcastic and frankly, belittling response.
"Take a cookie" is not an appropriate answer by the Director of Junior Competition for USTA Player Development.