Dear Parents of juniors out there, whether you are a student at my school (Crossroads Middle School), a student at my former school (St. Monica’s High), or just want your child’s first tournament to be supervised by a pro who can help with the jitters and videotape some of their matches, I’m planning a trip in February (Satellite) and April (Novice). The February tourney will have more experienced players and the April event is for first timers. First timers are welcome in February, but may find the competition quite stiff. If, however, you child is not adverse to playing tough players who have experience, then I invite and even recommend they enter every tournament they can. To enter all tournaments you must join the usta. Just go to usta.com to sign up. The cost is minimal and you get a free subscription to tennis magazine when you join. These tournaments take kids from ages 8-18, boys and girls. Thanks for your interest.