Black Signs with Octagon

Black Signs with Octagon

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The sports agency Octagon has announced the signing of Tornado Ali Black to a representation contract. The 13-year-old Black, who reached the finals of the 12s and 14s at the Eddie Herr in 2009 and 2010 and won the 16s division last year, is currently in Europe for Teen Tennis and Les Petits As. Black, who lives in Boca Raton, trains at the USTA National Center.

Will this somehow stunt the growth of the sport? I simply don’t see how, so on balance, I think helping bring more success to younger players is worth the cost of the disruption we’re going through now.

POSTED BY COLETTE LEWIS AT 8:31 PM