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Wayne Bryan’s Dreams

Written by: Wayne Bryan

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***Wayne Bryan is the father and coach of the Bryan twins, who have been the World No. 1 doubles players for over 5 years and just won their third Monte Carlo trophy. Coach Bryan has many other titles, including lawyer, musician, husband and author. And here is what he dreams about…***

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*** I dream of a day when there is no USTA Player Development Program and there is no more top down pontification and harmful and ill conceived mandates from on high.

*** I dream of a day when USTA National Coaches do not root for one American player over another.

*** I dream of a day when all USTA National Coaches do not illegally coach from behind the fence during a Tournament and that USTA National Coaches follow the rules that all our rank and file coaches and parents must follow.

*** I dream of a day when local coaches and parents are valued and listened to by USTA execs.

*** I dream of a day when USTA Members or club pros or parents or tennis fans suggestions are welcomed and appreciated rather than being attacked by USTA Execs.

*** I dream of a day when those that play ball with the USTA are not rewarded by financial payments large and small and those that do not are no longer frozen out.

*** I dream of a day when top junior programs within states get together for interclub matches.

*** I dream of a day when club pros will create more programs that are good for juniors and not just rely on the USTA for programming.

*** I dream of a day when we have a High School Boys and Girls National Team Championships held at the US Open during the second week.

*** I dream of a day when local clubs raise funds for their local high school programs and host matches at their club.

*** I dream of day when coaches and club pros and high school and college coaches get together to mutually share ideas and games and drills.

*** I dream of a day when club pros and high school coaches take their players to college matches – – – and often!

*** I dream of a day when we have great attendance at all college matches.

*** Rather than pay USTA execs and USTA PD Coaches crazy high salaries, I dream of a day, when we send deserving juniors to Davis Cup and Fed Cup and NCAA Championship Matches.

*** I dream of a day, when we send deserving juniors to pro tournaments across the country and to the US Open.

*** I dream of a day when National and Sectional Rankings are accurate.

*** I dream of a day when the National Schedule is clean and simple and understood by all, and traditional and long standing tournaments return.

*** I dream of a day when we return to the Star Computer System that yielded such accurate rankings.

*** I dream of a day when National Draws are all at least 128s.

*** I dream of a day when we have 4 surface championships for each division.

*** I dream of a day when there are no Junior Wild Cards controlled by the USTA.

*** I dream of a day when we have a very vibrant and professional and motivating Junior WEB Site that is as good as the ATPs – – – rankings updated every Monday, with pictures and tournament results and stories – – – both for National and Sectional.

*** I dream of a day when we have Junior Doubles Rankings – – – for teams and individuals, just like the ATP and WTA.

*** I dream of a day when junior tournaments are two weekends and they offer Doubles for each tournament.

*** I dream of a day when there are even Junior Mixed Doubles tournaments.

*** I dream of a day when the USPTA is an independent teaching pro organization again and not controlled with USTA surrogates.

*** I dream of a day when there is no more than 1 foreign player on each American College Tennis Team.

*** I dream of a day when high ranking USTA Officials will not call and tell me that 1) All 10’s dink;  2) It doesn’t matter if the better 10’s play up in the 12’s;  3) Doing well in the 10’s is not important to later success.

*** I dream of a day when 10 & Under Juniors can again play with yellow balls in tournament competition.

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