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Old 10-15-2012, 09:28 AM   #81
Mitch Bridge
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Irvine, CA
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Originally Posted by tennisconsultcom View Post
They are not "top juniors" in reality. You need compare them with world's best players. You'll find that most American "top junior players" are just average players. Why? Because many parents follow this advice from that article ("one lesson per week or per two weeks").
The US' top juniors are still among the best in the world. The only area we are struggling in is elite men. We had 7 of the top 50 ITF boys at one time last year. Let's not act like we can't produce players. Taylor Townsend seems to be doing quite well. We have the third most top 300 ATP players. Still a big time tennis country! Spanish men are doing terrific, but where are the women? Is the Spanish training method just for men. French women aren't overly strong either.
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