Carl Maes, the man responsible for reviving women's tennis in this country, has warned the nation's youngsters they need to become more professional.
The Belgian, who oversaw the development of former world No 1 Kim Clijsters, was visiting the High Performance Centre at Edgbaston Priory Club yesterday where he met with the region's leading coaches.
Maes is coming to the end of his first year as the Lawn Tennis Association's Head of Women's Tennis and while there has been massive improvement in some areas, such as the progress at Warwickshire's flagship HPC, there is still much to do in others.
That fact was proved earlier this year when several promising junior players, including national Under-18 champion Naomi Broady, were found to have posted embarrassing photos and comments on the social networking internet site Bebo.
Seventeen-year-old Broady and 18-year-old David Rice, then Britain's No 2 male junior, bragged of their drunken lifestyle and were suspended for a month by the furious governing body.
But Maes yesterday went further and while he claimed the situation had been blown out of proportion when it was initially reported, he conceded that the current generation of hopefuls are being caught up by their younger peers.
To avoid being surpassed he told them they need to stop partying.
"The girls especially need to realise that in this country the majority are catching up already," Maes said. "They need to realise tennis becomes a little bit of a job from 14 onwards.
"They need to live according to those standards. That doesn't mean they can't have some fun, we want them to socialise but of course you don't want to see them with alcohol in a pub at 2 o'clock in the morning with their legs wrapped around a condom machine."
Maes has spoken to Broady and claims that she has gone some way to mending her ways. "She realises that. This was more of a problem before," he said.
"She had actually spent three months at the NTC in Roehampton and I felt she had turned a corner already. There were a lot of improvements made. We suspended her for a month, that was part of making her tougher.
"It's not just about having discipline but control over international selections and what they need to do in domestic events to get trips abroad.
"Hopefully that will make them more hungry. Very often it has been the case where the very good players got given everything too soon to a stage where it didn't help that hunger."