Junior Tournaments & Rankings

Official Statement from USTA

I just received the following via email from Lew Brewer:

The Junior Competition & Sportsmanship Committee of the USTA had a positive and productive meeting in Dallas from February 26 to February 28 regarding the 2014 National Junior Competitive Structure.
During this meeting the committee reviewed feedback received at the Listening Sessions and the Letusknow.com e-mail address. This included comments from key stakeholders including parents, coaches and players, tournament directors, teaching professionals, college coaches, USTA sections and other tennis constituents.
The proposed changes developed during this meeting were unanimously approved by the committee and will be presented to USTA National and Section Leadership on or about March 6, 2013.
These proposed changes will be vetted by USTA Leadership at the USTA Annual Meeting, March 16-18, 2013, and then presented to the USTA Board shortly thereafter.

The statement can be found online at http://www.usta.com/Youth-Tennis/Junior-Competition/usta_junior_competition_and_sportsmanship_committee_update/

I have some very strong thoughts on this statement, but I will keep them to myself for now.  In the meantime, please know that I have emailed Lew to ask him for more information on exactly what the proposed changes entail.  Stay tuned . . .

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