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Open Division for Juniors
by Anonymous

Q: Why do many tournaments require players 18 years of age and under to play in the Open division?

A: There is a whole circuit of tournaments for Junior players, in which adults are not allowed to play. It is a no-win situation when an adult plays a junior. If the adult player wins: he beat a KID, if the junior wins, the adult lost to a KID! Open is OPEN...

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Jim Flood Jim Flood has been a USTA Professional Tennis Official for many years and has officiated at many of the biggest and most prestigious USTA professional tournaments, including the U.S. Open. He is also a computer instructor and multimedia specialist and also fills his spare time as a commercial actor and voiceover artist. Jim's motto is: "Play by the rules."

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