Originally Posted by Soianka
I would suggest taking your time and finding a good, energetic, knowlegeable private coach to work with your kids rather than a super expensive academy.
Yes, it is always better. TA in most cases good only for really good players, and these players have individualized programs and huge discounts (often play for free). And they are used for promotion of course.
Also TA help to find a scholarship for their players. Most of them are really good in that.