Re: 2013 ITF Calendar
I wouldn't know as I live in a small townhouse myself. I understand that space is at a premium in Europe and that the houses are very different in terms of design, but there is a lot wasted space in American residences that wouldn't really qualify as "living space". I would guess that the standard American home for a typical family is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, square footage variable, depending on market area and geographical location. Some places are blessed with larger yards but in just about any big city in the US the urban type residences are going to be similar to what you'd find in Europe, I would imagine. My understanding of the host families for these events, and their homes, is that they are much bigger by comparison--homes that belong to the Club members, who can afford $1500 a year memberships and probably live in 4000 square foot mansions overlooking the ocean.
I'm not debating what you say about the housing in Europe. In the interview Petra Rampre gave she says that lodging is far more expensive in Europe and it's easier to play here because players can find host families easier, so what you say obviously bears out. I do agree that it's unfortunate, though, that there isn't more that is done to help out the players with their housing.
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