Originally Posted by NLBwell
We'll see. There is a crop of college guys who are starting to play the tour now.
Used to be most guys went to at least a year or two of college. Then, in more recent years, almost nobody who became a successful pro went to college. We'll see how this bunch does in a couple years. I think a couple have a shot.
The professional rankings of the top ITF juniors shows that the transition into the pro game is taking players 2 or 3 years minimum to become successful. College tennis is again a viable way to mature while playing tough matches, receiving good coaching and training with strong players. Staying 4 years is the difficult part.