Posts tagged doubles
Another week, another local Southern Level 3 tourney, another alternate list. But, this time there’s a possible out – DOUBLES!
Even though my son registered for both the B16 and B18 singles for this weekend’s tournament, and even though he’s on the alternate list for both, he still has an opportunity – we hope! – to play doubles. This tournament is one of a handful that is offering both singles and doubles to the kids, and, even if you don’t get into the singles draw, there’s a very good chance that you could get into the doubles.
There’s a hierarchy for being chosen to play in the doubles draw, though, as follows:
1. Teams with both players entered in the singles
2. Teams with one player entered in singles and one alternate
3. Teams More >
For those of you trying to follow the extensive back-and-forth between Wayne Bryan, father of doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan, and Patrick McEnroe, Head of Player Development for the USTA, I have included links below to all of the communications I have seen to date. If you know of additional letters and/or emails and/or articles, please post a link to them in the Comments box below.
I would like to point out that there have been some extremely well-though-out comments made to many of the original posts, so please do take the time to read through them as well.
If you are the parent or coach of an American junior tennis player, I think it is imperative that you educate yourself on what’s happening with our governing body and the More >
When I was a kid playing junior tennis, everyone I knew had a set doubles partner. You practiced together, you played tournaments together, and, at the end of the year, you had a doubles ranking together.
One of the highlights of my junior tennis “career” was winning the state high school doubles championships as an 8th grader. My partner and I had played together the entire season and had helped our team get to State. In the doubles competition, we had beaten girls much older than us to take home the big prize. I still have that trophy sitting on a shelf above my desk. I’m still very proud of that accomplishment.
Today, it seems that doubles has become the ignored step-child of junior tennis, the afterthought. USTA awards only 15% More >