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Tennis Burnout #309001

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 30, 1986
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(Studio: Bruce Morton) David Wheaton noted winning junior tennis tournament.

(Bradenton, Florida: Bill Whitaker) Incr. occurrence of burnout among young tennis players due to pressures both self-imposed and external examined; scenes shown. [Charles MEADOWCRAFT - acknowledges pushing too hard.] Consequences for tennis burnout victims described. [Arthur ASHE - feel such children overload.] [Coach Lee MERRY - describes pressure to win on players.] [Jamie YONEKURA - agrees.] [PARENT - defs. pushing 5 year old Alexandra Stevenson to be tennis professional] [Dr. Paul BERGER - notes some parents hit children that lose.] Econ. pressure on parents to push their children to win cited. [Coach Nick BOLLITTIERI - defs. sport.] [US Tennis Association president Randy GREGSON - believes pressure builds character; cites John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors as exs.] [Association spokesperson Ron WOODS - disagrees.] Association's consideration of ways of relieving pressure on children outlined. [Coach Bill FOLEY - feels game must be fun for children.]

Morton, Bruce;
Whitaker, Bill

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