Originally Posted by RetroSpin
It's not like tennis is the only youth sport with bullies and aggressive parents.
Junior tennis is unlike any other sport. In every other sport the pros and juniors look alike from a standpoint of scoring and rule enforcement. Junior tennis is the only sport on earth, either pros or kids, where there is no one to enforce the rules.
Every other sport has score keepers in the pros, score keepers for kids. They all have refs for pros and refs for kids. Tennis is the only sport where kids have to enforce their own rules and keep their own scores yet at the pro level there are scorekeepers and refs.
In every other sport kids have a buffer between them and aggressive parents....adults to enforce the rules.