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The USTA Proposal

In my last article, I alluded to the changes that may or may not be coming to USTA Junior Competition in 2020. After the article was published, I received the following document from an anonymous reader: Background As mentioned in my last article, participation in Junior Tennis has declined precipitously over the

Straight From the Players’ Mouths

As promised in my last article, How the ITF is Failing Our Players, below are two bonus episodes of the ParentingAces Podcast. The first is with Jared, Aron, and David Hiltzik. Jared and Aron are both former University of Illinois players who are now making their way on the professional circuit; David

How the ITF is Failing Our Players

What in the world was the International Tennis Federation (ITF) thinking when it instituted this ridiculous World Tennis Tour in January of this year? Did the ITF Big Wigs really think this was the proper way to grow the sport? And, now that players, coaches, and parents are speaking out