The minimum age for attendance at tennis, soccer and
golf academies has dropped to 2, according to a June 2002 CNN story.
parents are motivated, say experts, by visions of their toddlers growing up to
become top pro players or at least earning college scholarships.
parent, whose 3-year-old daughter hits 70 tennis balls a day, "I think you
have an edge starting at 3 with all (my daughter's) friends starting at 4 or 5."