Originally Posted by ga tennis
If the USTA offered to let your child come and train for free would you let them go? I would have to say yes because of financial reasons. I would rather train full time with my daughters coach but financially my wife and i could not afford it. I know people talk bad about player development but if your child was given the chance to train there and everything was free would you say no?
I'd take it in a heartbeat. Give it 6 months and evaluate. Can't imagine being in a pool of the most talented players would be anything less than beneficial.
That being said, you have to know your kid. Are they open minded enough to change coaches? Will they be home sick? Are they good being a small fish in a big pond? Etc.