Quite a few years ago, USTA North Carolina led the way with an online PowerPoint we called the Parent Education Forum. It began to give parents a better understanding of what a tennis parent needs to do, and not do, as it relates to their child and tennis. We also sprinkled some rules to help cut down on some confusion at the tournament sites. Since that time the USTA Southern Section has formed a Sportsmanship Task force to deal with the many issues that come our way that unfortunately involve parents much more than our kids.
The video you are asked to watch is an expansion of what you have seen in previous years. It has changed and more information has been added to it that deals directly with sportsmanship. Therefore, in an effort to promote and encourage good sportsmanship among junior players and parents, USTA North Carolina and the USTA Southern Junior Competition Committee are asking all parents to visit the link below and view the presentation before having their child participate in any sanctioned tournament.
Parent Education Forum Presentation