My son is a young senior (18 in the summer) and has suggested going to junior college for his freshman year and spend that year continuing to train at his current academy. The idea would be to try improve enough to get onto a higher-level college tennis team in 2011 than he could if he left in 2010. He would not play tennis for the junior college - he can spend all the next academic year still playing 18U tournaments. Are there any pitfalls with this approach? Would coaches look less/more favorably on a player who did this, or does it have no effect in itself? Would it affect how many years he could subsequently play for a college? Thanks.