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Old 07-04-2012, 06:58 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by TeflonTom View Post
isnt the ustapd program supposed to complement college?
No. There is a USTA college player summer program, but that is totally different. USTA Player Development works with juniors. Their goal is to produce the next Sampras, or Roddick, or similar. Their attitude for a long time was that a truly great player at that level will not go to college at all (e.g. Jack Sock). They are starting to soften that attitude and work more cooperatively with colleges, but when a player gets a fortune spent on him over years at USTA PD and then goes to college, the odds are he will not be anything like a Roddick, much less a Sampras or Agassi, and therefore many people on these boards conclude that the USTA just spent a fortune helping that guy get a college scholarship.
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