Two separate events packed the courts at Rally Niagara this December: its first-ever Merry Christmas Mixed Doubles Adult Tournament and the Second Fall Classic Kids Tournament Event featuring two-level competition for elementary and middle school aged students.
Classification as a “Super Regional” allowed the New England Junior Open to attract 132 players to the competition, 16 more than last year. In spite of Hurricane Sandy wrecking havoc on the U.S. East Coast, the tournament hailed participants from 13 different states. The added time length of this USAB Junior Ranking Tournament allowed room for new talent.
USAB announced a change in this year’s upcoming Junior International Trials in Los Angeles. According to its website, the Junior Advisory Group confirmed that players will have to qualify in order to compete in the trials. More information is available here. Key concerns for implementing a change this year have been: safety of its athletes, length of play days, length of tournament, a concern for garnering the best