Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by TCF, Aug 16, 2012.
Welcome back brutha! Are you still in South FL? It's been a zoo here and I'm glad you haven't been here as we're often on opposing sides and I'm sure you'd be killing me! Seriously, welcome back my friend.
You sure move a lot
Congratulations to you on rhe house. And it's always an education to hear your perspective on junior development.
Hey how you doing old timer ? hope all is well with you and hope your girl is doing well .
good to see those 3 letters TCF
Good to see you back again!
Is your daughter still at IMG?
Try to stay put if you can. My parents moved a lot when I was a kid and it was very unsettling.
Welcome Back!!!!!!! You Been Gone Too Long!!!!
I AGREE 100%!!!!!!!!
The only thing better than a little garden is a big garden. Keeps you young and fit.
Will do , as for your daughter the best coach is the one she has so keep it that way .
Hey TCF you in FL or Penn right now ? will you be showing up at the Open over next couple of weeks ? If so I am heading up there with the kid to play that small tourney "you " have wanted him to play . If you are there please come hang out .
This ones for you . talk soon
Not Florida New York...
TCF, welcome back, the forum will be alive again!!!
It has been down for a while now. Is it coming back up again?
We are considering getting a place down there and renting it
out when not in use so my daughter can get some good coaching over the summer and school breaks. Have been looking via internet at Delray area then read about gang-y areas and have second thoughts :-( any other nice but inexpensive areas?
Which coach or coaches? I'd ask them or ask them if they know a realtor. Rental market is tough in Boca because so many people walked away from homes.
Happy for you got your own place
You did not miss much, only the new 2014 changes is a hot topic. Let us know your thoughts.
Can't believe I'm saying this but generally speaking, I agree with you TCF. A few more comments...
- Supernats participation is something that is special and should be reserved for the best of the best. If the kid from OK wants some exposure to tennis, go to Florida for two weeks. I'm sure we can find you plenty of matches, some coaching and perhaps a Super Series.
- Overall, college coaches don't care if the draw sizes shrink. Those travel budgets have been axed too.
- Shrinking the draws my foster some new ideas, new tournaments, etc... like the NIT.
That's awesome! He definitely belongs. I was looking at the acceptance list and noticed he was #79 on alternate list. Did he get a WC?
QFT, We used to live in downtown Delray, now we are west of I-95 and I feel more comfortable out here.
Agreed. I think West is safer. And there are rentals between South Boca and DRB west of 95.
A house in a good school district for 200K.
Feels like I am in Houston where I bought a 4 BR home for 110K 6 years ago. Now you can get bigger new homes there for 100K!
And here in CA you will get the toilet space in a home for 200K.
I would look at Parkland if you are looking at tennis in the Boca area.
Hey TCF!!!! Sorry to weigh in late here but WELCOME BACK!
I've been scarce around here as well going through my own relocation. Moved from Philly to Scottsdale, AZ. Wasn't looking to move, but got a good opportunity and we were up for the adventure.
We like it here OK, but I am a little disappointed in the tennis scene so far, especially for the kids. I thought this was a "hotbed" because of the climate, but I see a lot of "it used to be great" clubs and programs. Clubs are a bit run down and lot's of beginner kids and some elites training with private coaches, but I haven't found much in between.
For now, we are living in an apartment until our house is built, so we have courts about 50 feet outside our door. Nice. But I'd like to find some other kids for mine to play/train with. Know anyone in the Phoenix area?
In the summer, it's not a "hotbed", its just hot.
I have also heard some no so great stories about junior tennis in the Southwest under Dr. Tim Russel. But not to worry, he's not running junior tennis in the southwest anymore.
You may want to look into Eurotennis Academy. Seems like half their 12 zonals teams came out of there. Don't know anything about them other than that, so this is not a recommendation.
Honestly, it's not been as bad as we thought. I've played all summer - just early in the morning on the weekends and after sunset during the week. If you avoid the midday sun and late afternoon heat, it's doable. There is a lot of truth to the cliche: "it's a dry heat" - 90 to 100 is actually really nice here. Good thing is, 8-9 months of the year it's perfect.
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