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As Messy As We Predicted

The player selections have been posted for the upcoming national hardcourt Level 1 tournaments, and, as predicted, it's another big mess. (See ZooTennis.com for more details) Like the clay court selections, there are several top-ranked players who were either selected into the qualifying event (16s and 18s) or placed on the

Interviews at the US Open – George & Lynne Opelka

  During the Junior US Open Qualifying, I had the pleasure of speaking with George and Lynne Opelka whose son, Reilly, was playing for a spot in the main draw. I'm thrilled to report that Reilly made it through the qualies and will be playing his first match later today. I

Waco ITF – The Outcome

Day 1 of Qualies, ITF Tournament 1, Waco, Texas Coach Julius (via text message to me): Game on! Me: What's that mean???? Coach: He just started. Me: Ah, thanks!  Keep me posted! Coach: Very rough start.  Nerves.  Lots of unforced errors.  0-4. Me: Uh oh Coach: 0-6.  Playing scared.  Poor shot selection and too many short balls

Waco ITF – The Decision

A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to comment here or via Twitter or via Facebook or via email - I knew y'all would have some great suggestions for me!  I love hearing about your experiences with these different tournaments and how you weigh cost vs. value. 

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