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So Larry Scott is out, which I have mixed feelings about, but it does open up the door for some potential changes on tour. What do you think the first move should be?

My vote (among others): Make entry lists available to the public again.
 

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Compulsory sports psychologists for all. Also, break up the clumping of tournaments we see in the year (like the US hardcourt summer season) and stop the crappy 'one player from the top 10' rule for Tier III events.
 

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More free livestreams and the entry list avalaible again
 

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rescind that on court coaching nonsense.
 

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Get rid of The YEC, or at least change the venue.

More bums on seats in stadia.

Bigger gap between Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

Subscription Tennis TV channel

offering multi-court live WTA coverage - 24 hours a day, all year :p
i may be wrong but i don't think that's his jurisdiction.
 

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hire Dawn Marie as assistant
 

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A totally selfish European perspective :

1) Renegotiate the contract with Eurosport so either they show more tennis or, if they aren't able to do so, let others show/stream it, rather than black out European coverage.

2) Restore the autumn hardcourt season if possible. Was my favourite part of the year, though I guess if it wasn't financially viable it had to go.
 

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in a nutshell, get rid of all the anal scheduling rules they have. play a tournament or don't, at whatever level you wish. FREEDOM!!! and of course, give a BYE immediately to any Italian with a surname ending in ...iavone
 

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this is going to sound really stupid to alot of people, but i've always felt the season should end with the u.s. open, it just seems like a better climax ending to the season to me to go out with a grand slam, the yec does have a few good matches but the players are usually semi injured or fatigued from the year. obviously the tourneys in the fall would have to do something idk, i just think the season should end with a grand slam.
 

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Allow more streaming seeing as no matter where in the world a tournament is being played, there are people sat at home wanting to see it. Especially with 'premiere' events getting such poor TV coverage and people usually relying on televised matches to follow the game properly, I think allowing fans to actually see as many matches and tournaments as possible is a key factor in the popularity of the sport.
 

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First thing they could do is actually listen to the players and fans on the issues that need changing on the Tour :worship:

Things I would love to see changed...

- Lower the price of tournament tickets so you get full stadiums.
- Release full commitment lists again, so fans know exactly who will be playing which tournament.
- Make sure all tournaments have good quality websites, with proper live scores, accurate information and live streams.
- Secure a proper TV deal with Eurosport and get more women's tennis back on our screens again.
- Get rid of on-court coaching.
- Get rid of the new 'mandatory' tournaments! No one forced to play somewhere that they don't want to play.
- Make all tournaments more consistant...qualies all starting on the same day of the week, not some starting on friday, some on saturday etc..
- Be more fair with the distribution of wild cards.
- Get rid of '2nd grade' YEC in Bali.
- Improve Tour and WTA tournament merchandise...lower the price but still manage to make it a desirable brand within itself.
- Make sure tournaments are being played in countries where every player have equal visa access or at least for the WTA to make every effort to secure the visas for all players taking part, in advance of the tournament starting.
- WTA doing more to make the Tour as fan-friendly as possible, not removing personal tournament photos or videos from YouTube etc...
- Stop the huge fines for late withdrawals from tournaments, ask the players more on issues surrounding the calender, ranking etc...before putting the changes into place.
- Don't schedule tournaments the same week as Fed Cup.
- Bring back 'quality points' in the rankings.



<------- Wants to apply for Larry's old job :devil:

(Certainly couldn't do any worse than him! :lol: )
 

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A new CEO can't just make sweeping changes.
She/he has to deal with sponsors and tournament directors and large management groups and tv executives and ITF bodies and on and on.

Decisions have to appease everyone with a big financial stake
 
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