Originally Posted by donnymac10s
Exactly...and I'm not even saying that the support should be a "hand-out"...it could be coupled with a repayment scheme or the agreement of the recipient to donate time and grow the game...send the message to future players that tennis is a great sport and that if you try hard enough and get good enough, you are not alone. Economically, the USTA would be in the exact same position..of course, the P/D freeloaders would have to get real jobs...and, yes, more money (even expenses for JR tournaments) would go a long way towards growing the game.
Yes, that is an awesome idea. If support was tied to an individual later on mentoring x number of upcoming junior players, that would serve dual purposes and result in helping develop a really strong US development model.