| By Ricky Becker

Boys'18's: 2011 January regionals had 5 easier cutoffs; 2012 had 3 that were easier

Boys' 16's: 2011 3 easier; 2012 5 easier

Boys' 14's: 2011 4 easier; 2012 4 easier

Boys' 12's: 2011 5 easier; 2012 3 easier

Girls 18's: 2011 4 easier; 2012 4 easier

Girls' 16's: 2011 5 easier; 2012 3 easier

Girls 14's: 2011 5 easier; 2012 1 easier; 2 the same

Girls 12's: 2011 3 easier; 2012 3 easier: 2 the same

 

Although 2011 had 34 easier tournaments compared to 26 2012 easier tournaments, when looking at the averages, the numbers are even closer.

Ricky Becker is the Director of Tennis at the prestigious Pine Hollow Country Club for his ninth year, coaches high-performance juniors throughout the year and has been the Director of Tennis at three of Long Island’s biggest junior programs.  As a player, Becker was the Most Valuable Player for the 1996 NCAA Championship Stanford Tennis team and ranked in the top-five nationally as a junior.  He can be reached at rbecker06@yahoo.com, 516-359-4843 or via juniortennisconsulting.com.