YPT: Youth Profesional Trainig - A 'Youth Professional' is a player, under the age of 18, who has been identified by a pro club as having the potential to make it as a full time professional player.

I wear my heart on my sleeve. I’ve been vocal. I’ve said my piece. But I’m not at peace. Not yet. By now, many reading this may know my feelings and opinions on why the U.S. won’t be in Russia this summer. Arrogance and complacency bred mediocrity. I’m not here to harp on that.

It’s hard for me to talk about what happened without feeling anger. It has been almost four months since...


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European Tour Program
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-2019: July: Italy: boys: 02-04

The Finishing School
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