14 year old...college tennis future?

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  1. Bab01At

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    Very whippy forehand, very little knee bend off both wings, but the serve looks alright. I don't think she can make Stanford.
     
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    she needs to bend
     
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    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.

    Babs.
     
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    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.
     
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  6. AndrewD

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    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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