The days where you could attend a tournament, win the singles event, and are given a huge trophy. Not to mention, I huge check (cheque) to go with it. If you were a male, you could win the Men’s Singles event at a $10k tournament and get a fat $1,000.00 check along with that huge trophy. It was like that at tournaments all over the country and a pre-requisite that your open singles event paid first place at least 10% of your total tournament payout for the win. Back then; a player could make a living with these winnings.