International Spring Championships

CoachDad

Rookie
Guess USTA Boca doing something right.
These players would be as good or better with the USTA simply supporting their private coaches or sending them to existing academies at a much lower cost. When you spend millions to produce college players it is a waste of money.
 

seminoleG

Semi-Pro
These players would be as good or better with the USTA simply supporting their private coaches or sending them to existing academies at a much lower cost. When you spend millions to produce college players it is a waste of money.

Well when you look at what is spent on Football in the US I consider what the USTA spends a drop in the bucket.

I'm no USTA flunkie but to expect them to produce pro, after pro when some college football programs NEVER produce a pro is a bit ridiculous.

For what they do they prove again to produce the Top Juniors. That is good enough for now, lets see how their new initiative to grab kids @8 will work.

So I guess if none of the Finalist trained at the USTA we would say????

To have an honest debate one needs to give them Credit when it is deserved and Lambast them when they deserve it.
 

CoachDad

Rookie
seminole.....its not credit or blaming USTA Boca. Its common sense.

Many, many kids have been developed who have won the same exact tournaments as these Boca kids. And by parents, private coaches, academies....at less cost.

So common sense....if we have achieved the same level for decades spending less money, it makes no sense to spend more money for the same results. Just spend that money saved on growing tennis.
 

seminoleG

Semi-Pro
seminole.....its not credit or blaming USTA Boca. Its common sense.

Many, many kids have been developed who have won the same exact tournaments as these Boca kids. And by parents, private coaches, academies....at less cost.

So common sense....if we have achieved the same level for decades spending less money, it makes no sense to spend more money for the same results. Just spend that money saved on growing tennis.
OK I see your point. These are almost the exact words USTA Florida told one of our coaches.

This was the driving force behind the New Structure. The will start ID kids @8, then Along with their Private Coach help develop and assist financially if required.

Part of expanding the Regional Training Centers.

Yes they have had kids win before, but they have more and they are going deeper in Draws now.
 

CoachDad

Rookie
OK I see your point. These are almost the exact words USTA Florida told one of our coaches.

This was the driving force behind the New Structure. The will start ID kids @8, then Along with their Private Coach help develop and assist financially if required.

Part of expanding the Regional Training Centers.

Yes they have had kids win before, but they have more and they are going deeper in Draws now.
Hey seminole....I am going to be the ultimate hypocrite though. We are moving to Mission Bay, FL in a few months and I will take any benefits USTA Boca offer my girl!
 

chalkflewup

Hall of Fame
Hey seminole....I am going to be the ultimate hypocrite though. We are moving to Mission Bay, FL in a few months and I will take any benefits USTA Boca offer my girl!
WOW! Double WOW!! Triple WOW even!!! LOL, OMG, WTH, etc... Is it April 1st still or maybe someone hacked into Dad's account? That's a Bubba Watson hook if I've seen one. Seriously, good luck to her down there.
 

BMC9670

Hall of Fame
Well when you look at what is spent on Football in the US I consider what the USTA spends a drop in the bucket.

I'm no USTA flunkie but to expect them to produce pro, after pro when some college football programs NEVER produce a pro is a bit ridiculous.

For what they do they prove again to produce the Top Juniors. That is good enough for now, lets see how their new initiative to grab kids @8 will work.

So I guess if none of the Finalist trained at the USTA we would say????

To have an honest debate one needs to give them Credit when it is deserved and Lambast them when they deserve it.
The big difference here is college football programs generate revenue for the school. At big football schools, it's BIG money. Tennis does not. Even if a college program turns out just a few pros, it's more than tennis.... and still makes the school money.
 

TennisNola

New User
And I believe Roman beat Tiafoe in the16s...I believe Tiafoe is a '98 kid.
Yes, Tiafoe is a very early '98 (January or February). Roman is also 14 (a '97). I heard that he is going back to Russia. Was training here since Orange Bowl. I saw the match, and most of the other highlighted matches throughout the tournament. Not a lot separates most of these kids from each other.
 
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