Have you seen this very thought-provoking topic??? How much does it cost to raise a national caliber junior - from age 8-18? Junior Development: $475,776 Price Tag Just can't stop thinking/talking about this topic. I saw one of our earliest customers over the weekend and asked his opinion. He thought for a moment and then answered confidently: "About $500K." I asked "How'd you know?" He said "I've written the checks!" Of course, I also remember a father who bragged about spending "a quarter of a million in just two years!!!" (OMG) but the one who guessed with such accuracy has "walked the walk" while raising two daughters (present ages 14 and 17) and now he's "talking the talk" because he wishes parents would BE REALISTIC in terms of expectations. Would LOVE to hear what others have to say about this very thought-provoking topic! We care very much about junior tennis and, as always, the very last thing we want to do is create any controversy whatsoever. Thanks for your support!