[tennisbiz] Re: High school tennis seasons
Bob Rosenblum wrote:
> However, I have a follow up question. Our H.S. seasons end with
> both team sectionals and individual sectionals. Then the top
> players from individual sectionals progress to a singles and
> doubles STATE H.S. tournament.
> This seems strange to me, because the season is played all year
> as a team sport and then the epitome of the season is an individual
> Is this the case in all other states?
I don't think this is odd at all. Having coached at the high
school level, and others, for many years, I have found that no
matter what anyone may say, tennis, like golf, is an
individual sport (with the obvious exception of doubles). The "team"
aspect is nothing more than the adding up of different
individual match outcomes.
It would be interesting to have a "team" winner in NY State,
but I see it as an ancillary event. Tennis is an individual
thing (or doubles thing), one versus one (or two versus two),
and the other members of a "team" have little, if any, direct
influence on the outcome of any other members' match.
Received on Fri Oct 26 2001 - 22:01:47 CDT