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Old Nov 3rd, 2010, 06:05 PM   #8
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Re: Going to College or Turning Pro? Making and informed Decision!

SUMMARY
(1)
The average annual costs of attending college = c. $42,000
(2)
The average annual total educational + tennis developmental value of accepting a college scholarship = c. $90,000
(3)
The average total educational + tennis developmental value of accepting college scholarship for four years = c. $360,000
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The average annual costs for playing the pro tennis tours = c. $143,000
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To break even playing professional tennis you must be ranked c.119 on WTA Tour and c. 164 on ATP tour (based on 2009 end-of-year rankings)
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The average age for a top male tour professional = 25-26 years old; the average age for a top female tour professional = c. 23-24
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The average number of years it takes to enter the Top 100 = 3-4
(8)
The average life expectancy on tour = c. 7 years
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