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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tennis is dying because

http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/newsletter/how-can-the-scta-promote-better-sportsmanship-at-its-junior-tournaments/#comments

I have been traveling to Jr. Tourneys with players for the last 30 years.There needs to be a consistent enforcement of the rules. Very inconsistent out there at tournaments and events. Something that is being ignored is 3 out of 4 kids are quitting sports before they are 13 years old. I can’t tell you how many parents and coaches are shocked to hear this. It is like they have never heard it before. One of the reasons kids are quitting is because of the behavior by coaches, parents and kids at tournaments and other sporting events. I just recently had a girl quit our USTA Jr Team because of an opponent’s parent. Opposing coach did nothing so I had no choice but to speak to the parent. To bad there can’t be a designated viewing area for the parents so that the kids can play without any interference.

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