Originally Posted by Rktennis1
After writing that even I forgot how much travel costs...so yeah that is tough. So, I quess I could say the instruction is always there for low income families, but all the travel and etc.... I could see that being a barrier.
When the kids are young/starting out, the costs aren't too bad, but when they start playing competitive tournaments, that's when thing get really expensive, GAS, hotels, food, time off from work...
Junior tennis is a year round sport, most months you have tournaments every other week, plus national tournaments.
Huge time commitment for parents to shuttle kids to tournaments.