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Old 01-27-2013, 05:21 PM   #60
Misterbill
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Originally Posted by Chemist View Post
That family wanted to make their son a professional tennis player. However, top tennis coaches in China did not want to train him. Based on this only, I just don't think spending $250,000 a year in US would make this kid a touring pro that can make a decent living. So, this is not smart money.

On the other hand, if the boy is smart and is willing to work hard, he may improve his tennis enough to become a 5 star. In addition, he may get 2,000 SAT to meet minimum AI for an Ivy. Again, if getting into a top college is the goal, then one only needs to spend far less than $100,000 a year with Evert or Bollettieri.

How about donating $1,000,000 to an Ivy? Would that help kids' admission?
I think the minimum AI for Ivy athletes is about 190. Safe is maybe about 210. Don't see where 2000 SAT is the key criterion or minimum. Maybe that donation would help you, who knows!

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