[tennisbiz] Player Development in the U.S.
I agree that the shortening of matches in juniors is not helping
junior tennis and the development of top players for the United States.
Match tie-breakers for a third set is not the way to make top notch
tennis players and pro-set is not the way to develop doubles in this
country. We say that we want to encourage doubles, but we do, at the
delight of many tournament directors, all we can to reduce the time
required for doubles or delay the start so long that many players drop
out, especially if they are out of singles. If we were really serious
about doubles, we would require it or play it first. One National Open
in February, played two doubles the first day and one singles match.
That is the only tournament that I know of that has done that format.
OK, if we want to compete with the world, then let us get serious about
really playing tennis. Remember golf is still 18 holes, even in
JOHN BROOM TENNIS
Member - USTA-USPTR-USRSA
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Received on Fri Apr 19 2002 - 11:04:56 CDT