Originally Posted by Kirijax
I've always wondered about this. Do college tennis coaches raise their players with the goal of helping them to succeed on the pro tour? If they are, then it's been a massive failure. Looking at the results, it doesn't seem that way. Success in the college season is first and foremost and pro success is an added bonus. Seems that way anyway.
I'd say that's true, although it's mostly because almost all of the serious pro prospects go straight to the tour and do not play college tennis. If tennis were more like football or basketball where college is the primary path to the pros, then college coaches would concentrate on preparing college players for the pros.