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Old 01-21-2013, 08:43 AM   #8
Join Date: Apr 2010
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I can't speak for Europe but junior tennis is America is not about player development, it is about money. The 2 are in direct conflict. To develop into a pro a junior needs a dedicated coach who spends a lot of time with him/her. It is not "income attractive" to the coach. What I also see is that in private lessons the coaches are good- fully engaged. However, most of the playing comes in "clinics" or "tournament training". In these the coaches are not fully engaged and do not, for the most past, critique and correct.
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