Originally Posted by tball2day
Actually his post above for high level players is accurate. Top tier D1 or pro potential players put in 4-6 hours/day everyday that they aren't playing tournaments from around 13-14 on and for several years. From earlier ages to 14, they are doing the 2-4 hours after school as well, with a lot of tournament play. It is sustainable for the top players, and is how they get to the top. Well managed of course is essential. Problem is some parents don't invest in the better coaches and the player does end up injured. And as tennis5 said, easier done in the good climates of CA and FLA versus indoor country.
The post above this mentioning a couple hours after school is typically appropriate for those shooting for D2, D3 or rec player.
Sounds accurate to me.
For an athletic girl 3-4 hours per week of one-on-one deliberate after school training plus tournaments on least half of the weekends and hitting around other weekends will easily deliver ranking inside TR 100. Could be 2x1hr with a coach and 2x1hr with a parent. This works for indoor people and should not completely break the bank.