Originally Posted by Alohajrtennis
So if they fail as a tennis player they always have life on the dole to look forward to.....great..but why settle for that, they can just get a scholarship to a US college...
A few do that (it might seem like a lot, but there are many countries). But after they get a college degree in a liberal arts major and go back, what next? Again they know they can fall back on government support.
I knew a guy who trained as a junior in France. 6'4" and could wipe most club players off the court. But he was a nobody in French tennis and moved to the US for employment.