Originally Posted by Chemist
Once our children start college, they will play players several years older. I believe that a junior who likes to play up would be more successful in college tennis. Starting school a year or two late or repeating 8th grades would surely help boosting her/his TRN ranking that is dependent on the year of graduation. But would anybody honestly believe that this kid is a much better tennis player by repeating the 8th grade?
In addition, aren't the vast majority of high school graduates 17 or 18 years old on graduation day?
Or maybe I am wrong and there are a lot of 19 and 20 year old high school graduation day graduates out there? Based on my small slice of experience, I don't think high school is the right place for most 19 or 20 year olds............tennis or no tennis