Originally Posted by Rina
So should they pay somebody to play tennis in their name? I think your point of view is valid. Academics is where kids should spend their time and effort on, it is the lack of effort that is the problem. In tennis it relates to lack of effort from the kids and often from the coach as well.
How much effort can kids put? It is pretty clear now that to turn a junior into a pro-level player today requires some form of alternative schooling, along with a somewhat lesser emphasis on education overall. The days when JMac and Mary Carillo used to hit on the public courts after school and then turned into pros are over.