Originally Posted by J_R_B
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.
If tennis were more like football and basketball, it wouldn't be as much of an international sport as an American sport.
About 90-95% of pro players do not play ncaa tennis, which makes a lot of sense since the NCAA is in America. Soccer has larger percentages.