Originally Posted by floridatennisdude
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.
Compared to top level schools the education they receive at USTA HP is dramatically inferior starting in 8th grade. Before that it may be OK. Kids at top high and middle schools are putting in solid 8 hours a day of high level instruction with top teachers and quality study time (subtracted out lunch, study halls, home room, etc). AP US History alone kids spend average of 2 hours a day. USTA HP kids average 3 hours a day combined study and class time. Just not enough time to learn 5 honors and/or AP classes like Pre-Calc, AP English, Lab science etc.