Originally Posted by tball2day
The academy programs run 4-6 hours during Mon-Fri, there are breaks in there of course and they are doing much more than just tennis. So training is prob more like 4.
I do not doubt that there are academy programs structured as you said.
Some academy programs I am familiar with give a day off on Monday after a weekend tournament. I have also seen programs where the mid-week (Wed) pre-school session is skipped for a sleep-in.
Now that I think of it, I cannot come up with another sport that routinely requires 4+ hours of daily practice for elite juniors..........or pros.