Re: Future of American Tennis?
America needs STAR power for tennis to flourish. It also needs a tennis circuit intrinsically American for it to grow, flourish and produce the world's best. It can no longer be a game that rich people play before brunch if it is to survive. In every locale in America there is a basketball, baseball and football league. Kids are introduced to these games early and they are accessible to almost everyone. That type of scenario is not there with tennis. However until this happens tennis will remain an elitist game with only a few talented kids from the lower socio-economic groups making a breakthrough. Like everything else American has no interest in developing a sport that will allow inclusion of all of it's citizens.
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