ZooTennis Update on 2014 Calendar

Please click here to read today’s ZooTennis.com post which includes information from USTA’s Scott Schultz and Lew Brewer on the calendar changes.

3 thoughts on “ZooTennis Update on 2014 Calendar

  1. Lisa, please look at Zoo tennis today.

    She has direct quotes from the USTA that are pretty confusing to me.

    Can you read it and give me your thoughts…

    This is the direct quote that I am referring to:

    “There are reasons that kids ought to be excluded from their section qualifier and still get automatic bids into the Nationals, and not have to rely on a wild card. ”

    The common complaint that I keep hearing over and over and over again is how unfair the wild card situation is.

    We have kids who reside in our small section, but do NOT LIVE HERE.
    They never play sectionals and are always wild carded in.

    The negative is that our small group of kids play each other over and over again, and that is why the kids will quit tennis.

    But, now there seems to be a new wrinkle…………….

    Now, we will be having kids who
    1) Don’t play in their sectionals. Period.
    2) Do not have to rely on wild cards. Period.

    But, they still get into the smaller cut national draws?

    Am I understanding this correctly?

  2. Conversation with Colette –

    Tennis5 said…
    “There are reasons that kids ought to be excluded from their section qualifier and still get automatic bids into the Nationals, and not have to rely on a wild card. ”

    Sorry, still not following this.

    What is an “automatic bid”

    4/18/2013
    Colette Lewis said…
    @Tennis5:
    In this case, automatic bid, means a sectional endorsement from the section’s quota.

  3. I think this conversation highlights the absurdity of the situation we are facing going forward. There is currently no clarity on how the various sections are going to populate their endorsement lists – they are free to do it any way they want hence the comment that a player might still get onto his sections endorsement list without playing any sectional events – a section could decide to reserve X number of spots for sectional WC’s if they choose – in theory a section could WC its whole list if they chose to. At this point we really have no idea what the competitive strategy should be until we all hear from our individual sections in terms of what the selection process is going to be section by section.

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