Originally Posted by Misterbill
Regarding #3, situation is the same in all men's equivalency sports.......meaning all sports except football and basketball.
I am not sure this is as much a secret, as it is a failure on the part of student-athletes and parents to access and understand readily available information
Totally right - I have two of my kids play D1 (son and daughter) and thank god both my wife and I also played and had been recruited so we knew the game. But parents just don't do enough research or get with the right folks. My youngest now 14 we are keeping far far away from anything USTA and doing ITF only. It's hard and involves much more travel! Like spending this whole summer in Europe linking up vacation time with tournys - but we are getting to avoid all the crap we went thru twice.