Are "10 and Under" tennis rules hurting young American players?

Much has been made about the recently established 10 and Under youth tennis program. New lines have been made in many courts across America that makes the game easier for young tennis players. But is it hurting future American phenoms?

The racquets are lighter, the court is smaller (lines inside normal sized court), and a special less-bouncy ball is used. The idea behind this is that more children will end up playing tennis, making it a more family-friendly sport, allowing kids to play more often. Tennis is a sport for life, but are these new rules helping children, or setting them up to lose at international competitions?

Kids in other countries are playing on normal sized courts

It's too early to tell, as this was just instituted

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