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Is the USTA Player Development Program failing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lydia Krieps Jul 29. 23 Replies

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Lydia Krieps replied to Us Tennis Parents's discussion 'Is the USTA Player Development Program failing?'
"Your are so kind. Yes! Play Tennis!! But don't get caught up in spending too much money, or pressuring your child. Tons of DIII and NAIA schools for the college bound athlete to enjoy tennis. However, money will most likely come from yourself…"
Jul 29
Mark / The Mayor replied to Us Tennis Parents's discussion 'Is the USTA Player Development Program failing?'
"I think this is great advice.  The one distinction I would make is that junior tournaments are good to play early for most players.  I think that learning how to play matches (and especially under stress) is a learned skill.  The more…"
Jul 28
Lydia Krieps replied to Us Tennis Parents's discussion 'Is the USTA Player Development Program failing?'
"Recently, a DII tennis coach who recruited my son explained his philosophy of tennis recruiting to me. First, he is from another country. Second about half of DI and DII college players are from other countries  I asked him why that was…"
Jul 28
Edgar Giffenig replied to Us Tennis Parents's discussion 'Is the USTA Player Development Program failing?'
"I think in general there are cycles.  I remember after the Connors, McEnroe era everyone was panicking because there were no players.  However,  after a few years we had Sampras, Agassi, etc.  Now suddenly we have a lot of women,…"
Apr 3
Mark / The Mayor replied to Us Tennis Parents's discussion 'Is the USTA Player Development Program failing?'
"So, why, in your opinion, do we have a lack of top players at the moment?"
Apr 3
Edgar Giffenig replied to Us Tennis Parents's discussion 'Is the USTA Player Development Program failing?'
"I have worked for three Federations, the USTA, the German Federation and the Mexican Federation, and people love to second guess what is being done.  No matter what the federation does, it is never enough.  All federations have a limited…"
Apr 2
Mark / The Mayor left a comment for Us Tennis Parents
"Thanks for being a great member here.  Let me know if you need any help.  Also, I recommend that you upload a profile pic.  For some reason, members that have something set as a profile picture, meet more players. See you around, M"
Aug 5, 2013
Mark / The Mayor replied to Us Tennis Parents's discussion 'Is the USTA Player Development Program failing?'
"Good luck Willie!  you keep the dream alive! How are you getting started?  Are you starting off at a public facility like most pros do when they are starting a new academy?"
May 13, 2013
willie b henderson jr replied to Us Tennis Parents's discussion 'Is the USTA Player Development Program failing?'
"I VE been trying to do the same thing in jacksonville nc but its not easy finding volunteers and sponsors for tennis eventsperiod. but i will continue to keep pressing my efforts no matter what and will eventually have a tennis facility in this…"
May 12, 2013
Hal Wagner replied to Us Tennis Parents's discussion 'Is the USTA Player Development Program failing?'
"The First Tee program by the USGA is much more creative and has actually produced pro golfers and tons of college players. It is about the game of golf and producing outstanding individuals, not 40yr old ex-pro's trying to build their…"
Apr 30, 2013
Fernando del Corral replied to Us Tennis Parents's discussion 'Is the USTA Player Development Program failing?'
"Hal is right, I lived it Boca with my son, for 1 horrible year.  Now trying to pick the pieces and shaping his game again.  Nothing good came out of that association.  You leave and you get ostracized.   "
Apr 23, 2013
Tim Prapong replied to Us Tennis Parents's discussion 'Is the USTA Player Development Program failing?'
"Well, there's your answer Fernando. Hal knows what he's talking about. Too bad it very well might be the case."
Apr 23, 2013
Hal Wagner replied to Us Tennis Parents's discussion 'Is the USTA Player Development Program failing?'
"I did a sixty page research project on USTA junior development and its results. Pretty sad, that a 20 million a year budget has produced zilch over 20 plus years. Currently pretty much a good ol boys network. i feel money would be better off spend…"
Apr 22, 2013
Fernando del Corral replied to Us Tennis Parents's discussion 'Is the USTA Player Development Program failing?'
"It is hard being a tennis parent.  Only tennis parents can relate.  But only the parents really know their kids more than anybody."
Apr 22, 2013
Tim Prapong replied to Us Tennis Parents's discussion 'Is the USTA Player Development Program failing?'
"As long as they don't "yo yo" the emotions of the young player. I have seen that way too many times at the local level. Too much chastising and downward talk."
Apr 22, 2013
Fernando del Corral replied to Us Tennis Parents's discussion 'Is the USTA Player Development Program failing?'
"There are many roles the parents can take from general support to actual training. But they are an important part of the equation for success"
Apr 22, 2013

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At 11:32am on August 5, 2013, Mark / The Mayor said…

Thanks for being a great member here.  Let me know if you need any help.  Also, I recommend that you upload a profile pic.  For some reason, members that have something set as a profile picture, meet more players. See you around, M

 
 
 

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