Well, I guess they have changed it, because it used to be big serves but they cut that down. They made the grass longer at Wimbledon, they made the courts slower at the U.S. Open and the Australian Open and that made the points longer. That’s probably a positive, but that’s nothing to do with my high school coaching career. What I do is I come up with these freaking negatives and try to figure out how to change them.
The other thing is that we have all these foreigners who are playing in college tennis, so a lot of the high school players can’t play at top Division I schools. That really bothers me, so that’s one other reason why I started this [National High School All-American] tournament.
Q: And the racquets used to be wooden, right?
A: I used a wood racquet in college. I still have my Jack Kramer autograph, and that was the greatest tennis racquet in the United States.