| By Steven Kaplan

A brief check of USTA.com reveals that 20 tournaments have been held in the boy's and girl's 10-and-Under, and 8-and-Under in the East, using the QuickStart format thus far this year.

Sixty-six entries were tallied in total for all 20 tournaments!

That doesn't sound like a very quick start to me.

Steven Kaplan

Steve Kaplan is the owner and managing director of Bethpage Park Tennis Center, as well as director emeritus of Lacoste Academy for New York City Parks Foundation, and executive director and founder of Serve &Return Inc. Steve has coached more than 1,100 nationally- ranked junior players, 16 New York State high school champions, two NCAA Division 1 Singles Champions, and numerous highly-ranked touring professionals. Many of the students Steve has closely mentored have gone to achieve great success as prominent members of the New York financial community, and in other prestigious professions. In 2017, Steve was awarded the Hy Zausner Lifetime Achievement Award by the USTA. He may be reached by e-mail at StevenJKaplan@aol.com.