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post #160 of (permalink) Old Oct 8th, 2012, 02:20 PM
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Re: Aussie ITF circuit 2012/2013

Originally Posted by Territory View Post
Viki might be finished year 12 or something?
Alex Nancarrow is in qualies in a Spanish $25K next week.
Geez I wish the ITF would raise the prizemoney a bit. Travel expenses have increased shitloads over the years and prizemoney hasn't moved an inch. No wonder girls are giving up. It's crazy.On the other hand, regardless of ITF raising prizemoney levels, TA should be able to develop a stronger local circuit. Australia's one of the world's strongest economies but our local tennis circuit is actually dwindling instead of growing. How absurd.
Looking through the various threads, appears plenty of talent exists at junior age, but largely drops off by late teens. Athletes making it through to Pro Circuit level describe in detail the prohibitive economics of competing on the circuit which limits their prospects. We fall short of our pipeline potential. Besides player talent, the bigger question seems to be can we find the right talent in leadership positions to see the situation for what it is, and visionaries to turn it around to better outcomes? Without change we are destined for continued decades of squandered talent...
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