Originally Posted by TheCanadian
I can also give you a much longer list of players who were coached by their parents. Some of your points above are false: Federer did train at a national centre; Agassi's first coach was his father, etc., etc.
This might come as a shock to you, but the tennis world doesn't start and end with the US.
You should state your vested interest when you come on in a thread and write obvious untruths.
99% of parents who "try" to coach their kids don't know what they're saying. The few who do know, push their kids to the max, and because it doesn't cost anything, they have a benefit.
I agree to that. But to say don't spend money on coaches just coach them until you get a scholarship to a National Center, that's ridiculous.
And, I can't speak for Spain's Center (I know they're pretty good), but in America, the USTA is absolutely Terrible.
In Canada, the coaches at the Federation have to study Tennis like a Physicist studies for their Doctorate, so I would imagine their story is different.