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Life in Limbo

As a precursor to this post, you might want to go back and read my earlier post on the USTA ranking system and how it works.  That done, let's talk about life in limbo aka The Alternate List. With the new smaller draws at the USTA tournaments, there is likely to

New Rules for the New Year

For those of you living in USTA's Southern section, some new rules went into effect January 1st.  For those of you living in other USTA sections, these rules are probably coming to you soon since Southern tends to pilot changes that are then rolled out nationwide. The rule that I want

Resolutions of a Tennis Parent

In 2012, my tennis parent self resolves the following: 1.  To let go . . . of my own expectations for my son, of my control over those expectations and their execution, of my anxiety over them as well. 2.  To trust . . . my son to perform at his best