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  1. Ah ... chasing points ... hopefully this generates some good discussion. I remember eavesdropping on three college coaches watching a match at girls 16/18 summer nationals in San Diego. The three coaches were discussing various junior players and openly mocking the ones who are gathering up ITF junior points in locations that 99.9% of Americans are unable to find on a map. I kept my mouth shut because I was in violent agreement with the coaches. Hopefully you live in a section where there is great competition such that your junior player isn't the same few people each tournament. In that case why travel except for national tournaments? At some point, whether your junior is winning or losing, s/he will get tired of practicing and playing with the same people.

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