Originally Posted by footygirl
Really - well you would know dentine - but one thing puzzles me - why don't the local scrubs put in the hours on a tour to justify them getting showcourts.
I bet if you were offered shifts on the WTA tour you would jump at the chance wouldn't you- to learn from the best and gain experience
It goes that way at every Slam. I see American umpires at the USO all the time that I rarely recognize, maybe from some American events. Only the best get some of their travel compensated for. The lower ones usually have another job - can't afford the full time commitment yet, so they try to shine when they can to move up.