Andy's argument was interesting. If all the coaches are teaching the same stuff, then duff coaches won't matter so much because they'll know what they're supposed to be doing and get on with it. He's talking about the basic grounding isn't he? He also talked about the work ethic he encountered in Spain, which came as a huge shock. I think that's what's lacking here. No good dabbling in sport.
However, obviously French system isn't like that and they produce wonderful players.
Also, football is our national sport and, unlike in Spain and France, it seems to eclipse everything else. Perhaps because in this country there seems to be a class divide going on. Tennis= middle class and a bit elitist. Football= working class and open to everyone.
Golding has a court in his back garden, bit of an advantage I'd say. The Broady dad falls out with LTA has the dosh to send his kids to France.
I rest my case