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post #446 of (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Re: General Aussie Tennis News

Lets not forget Ash Barty is a natural at the game and a product of Jim Joyce originally. The TA system does not create players, or take raw potential and develop it into something. It rides on the creation of others, and in a lot of cases, then stuffs it up. (Peers, Holland, Moore, Golds etc). Those happy with TA are likely those who benefit from the biased system. But engineering results short term will not work in the long term. I'm told most in AIS are on "wildcards" anyway and don't meet criteria, eg someone 17-18 years old (next gen) is supposed to be already within top WTA 220, but not sure who is at that level or whether the TA national academies or AIS can even produce that. We have enough raw talent starting in the sport, but no ability to harness and develop that into world class athletes.
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