| 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 Pine Hollow Country Club. He independently coaches high-performance juniors and adults of all-levels year-round at Bethpage Park Tennis Center. He has coached hundreds of ranked junior players. As a player, Becker was awarded Most Valuable Player for the 1996 NCAA Championship Stanford Tennis Team and 1989-1992 Roslyn High School Tennis Teams, and was ranked number four in the United States in the 18 & Under Division.