Originally Posted by TCF
The boys are a different story, but for girls, who can be amazing by 10-12, the USTA tournament route is an epic waste of time and money.
For girls who are not amazing by 10-12 but plan to be amazing by 18 USTA tournaments are not waste of time and money - they are part of the development process. And are part of the Journey. For the vast majority of tennis juniors - Journey is the goal.
But you two have amazing girls so go ahead and repeat Serena's path.