View Full Version : 14 year old...college tennis future?
07-03-2009, 05:01 PM
I'm this girls coach, she is a year older now, just starting to play ITF tournaments, top 30 nationally...
She can definitely make a good living on the tour...but what about college? Maybe good enough for Stanford?
What do you think?
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07-03-2009, 07:10 PM
Very whippy forehand, very little knee bend off both wings, but the serve looks alright. I don't think she can make Stanford.
07-03-2009, 07:51 PM
she needs to bend
07-04-2009, 07:05 AM
That's something we worked on in that week...
I'll try and post a more recent video when we go to an ITF next week.
She was also growing at the time (a total of 6cm) and had a little discomfort in her hamstrings and knees.
07-04-2009, 08:59 AM
Good enough to make it at Stanford is not a matter of opinion but a matter of ranking. Based on Stanford's last 2 recruits Stacey Tan (WTA high 638 ) and Mallory Burdette (ITF 26) an ITF ranking inside the top 30 or WTA ranking inside the top 650 should get her in contention for a Stanford scholarship.
I've heard the yearly travel costs for playing a full WTA schedule is around $50,000. So she would need to probably break into the WTA top 75 to make a good living on the tour. But most WTA top 75 players were top 10 ITF and turned pro by age 16.
07-04-2009, 09:18 AM
I don't think she can make Stanford.
Based on what? Without seeing the girl's results you can't make anything resembling an intelligent assessment of her chances.
To the OP - Stanford do not, typically, recruit from overseas. If your player isn't American then the chances of playing at Stanford are greatly reduced, regardless of whether she's good enough or not.
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