Usta

IS THE USTA the biggest waste of time or what ? There was a girl training at USTA High Performance named Christa Hardebeck she was doing ok while she was there but since leaving 2 years ago shes been winning a lot of big tourneys, she just won the $50,000 Womens Wild Card Challenger, beating top girls like Kaitlyn Christian and the #6 seed in the finals 6-1, 6-0, shes only 16yrs old. Do you think players like Mike Mc Clune and Alexa Glatch should get as far away from the USTA as possible? Should I keep my child away from there?
 

T10s747

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Work on improving you kid's game in an all court approach. Focus on the process and not the ranking and results. It better to peak in the 18s rather than the 14s.
 
i think they are in trouble when they are sending their coaches to be taught by other coaches how to teach tennis,

as for the krista girl she was with Lansthorp and use to hit with my son , and she left and its true her results have gone through the roof .

But theres also McCall Jones , Nelly Radeva , Jordan Sanford , these girls were tops in the nation and after attending there, they kinda lost there place!

McClune was also tops as a junior and seems to be having trouble winning now and where did he attend ? you guessed it ! Hi Perform !

Just a thought !
 
The USTA has to be 'used' by the parents for what it can offer while dodging the harm they can do! There are kids like Madison Keys who are doing well through the Evert/USTA program.

The USTA changes course every few years but never follows through. First they spread money out to all parts of the country....then throw tons of money at a few select kids. They hire Pat McEnroe....but let him keep his 10 other jobs. They start Quick Start for little kids but pull back on funding it.

The latest folly is to hire Jose Higueras and pretend you are installing a system like Spain has. Except you have no red clay courts, you don't get the very top child athletes to play tennis like Spain does, and you have no coaches in the pipeline who actually understand the Spanish system.

The USTA is like Sybil....about 12 different personalities, none of them all that wonderful.
 
Work on improving you kid's game in an all court approach. Focus on the process and not the ranking and results. It better to peak in the 18s rather than the 14s.

That was the most brief, yet accurate summary of the correct way to do things that I have ever read.
 
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