I see the biggest problem in turning our youth into successful touring pros is that they have to go global at 16 or 17 and most kids don't want to give up their lifestyles in order to do that. As the average age of successful touring pros grows, our players will be able to go to some college first, which is most kid's first goal, then play professionally. Kids know that they are missing out on a huge experience, one they have thought about since elementary school, by not going to college.
The US has a ton of 20-23 year olds that are very strong players coming through the pipeline right now. Only country with more male players in the top 300 is France, and if we were located in Europe near so much pro tennis activity, we would have the most.
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