Originally Posted by Soianka
You seem confused, as usual.
TCF, just a few short months ago, was mocking the dad and saying that the boy would not be recruited at top Division I schools ...no top DI coaches could possibly want DB etc, etc.
A few months before that, TCF said the boy was definitely not DI material at all and would be lucky to play DII tennis.
Also TCF told us how his 7 year old would dominate 12 year old tennis and beat the #1 twelve year old; now the girl (not surprisingly) has been losing at low level tournaments to people much lower ranked than #1.
Never is there any humility or admission that perhaps these bold predictions of his were wrong and perhaps he is not able to predict these things with any accuracy.
A "few short months ago", he said the boy wouldn't get recruited at a D1? You must read these boards a lot more carefully than me, because I think he and mikej and everyone else who has commented on this has said the exact opposite of what you are foisting as fact. I do remember a post or two about D1 coaches avoiding kids of "special parents". Don't know whether that was mikej or TCF. Anyway, I don't think anyone on the board a few months ago said the player did not have D1 talent.
A "few months before that".....I guess we're at about 6 months total, now......he said the player was D2 material? OK, I'm gonna be less polite this time and call BS on that. Yup, it's challenge.
His daughter has nothing more to do with this than your daughter. This is what is boils down to. There are basically three camps on the board regarding the player.
Camp 1: Those who project, according to standards that have been exhaustively stated here, that the player will not make it as a successful pro, and that he should go to college.
Camp 2: Those who project that what is necessary for the player to have a chance to be a successful pro is new/additional coaching input
Camp 3: Those who project him right now with his current coach as a successful pro
I fall into Camp 2.
Do you have any substantive input besides calling people confused and saying they lack enough humility to suit your personal tastes? Let's hear it.