"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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,…"
"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…"
"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"
"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…"
"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…"
"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. "
"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…"
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