Originally Posted by HIGH-TECH TENNIS
"The reason Europe is developing more pros is simply because our best young athletes are not playing tennis. In Europe tennis is the 2nd or 3rd most popular sport. In the US it is around #10. Basketball and football are getting the superior athletes."
This is so absolutely true. The question is how to change this undeniable fact. And, in my opinion, the worst idea is the one being forced onto junior players by the association that's supposed to promote the growth of the game.
I think part of the reason is that training to be an elite tennis player is so expensive.
Another part of the reason is that tennis is an individual sport and can be more stressful and less fun (at times) than a team sport.