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westside
10-02-2005, 02:03 AM
I have a friend who is 14 years old and lives in melbourne Australia. He really wants to become a pro but not many people think he has a chance. He has two private tennis lessons with two great coaches, and he has just been accepted into melborne tennis academy. He is in section 11 and is really good.

Does he have a chance

StraightSets
10-02-2005, 02:23 AM
Does he have an Australia Junior Ranking? Thats where it all begins. With his ranking, he will then have to qualify for an ITF event and he'll have to go from there.

Marius_Hancu
10-02-2005, 02:49 AM
how would we know without ever seeing him?

Tim Tennis
10-02-2005, 05:24 AM
Who knows if he has a chance. He must be fairly good. Give it his best shot. He will find out soon enough.

You got to love the game.

rilokiley
10-02-2005, 03:47 PM
TWO lessons? I know ppl that play 5 hours, 7 times a week. and they are shooting for scholarships @ college.

moosryan
10-02-2005, 04:11 PM
That's gonna be pretty tough. Heck, I really wanna become a pro and I play 5-6 days a week for 2-3 hours. I just love tennis, so I keep playing to improve and have fun. I have absolutely no chance of becoming a pro, or playing division I tennis.

Rickson
10-02-2005, 04:28 PM
Like Marius said, we can't tell without seeing him so get some clips of his serve, forehand, and backhand, and we'll tell you from there.

Marius_Hancu
10-02-2005, 04:29 PM
check:

qualfications to become a pro?
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=55481

equinox
10-02-2005, 10:59 PM
Section 11 @ 14?

Are we talking vic tennis series pennant grade or district juniors?

Most of the better juniors i've seen are probably grade 5 or higher by 15.

They have no chance of being sucessful pros.

StraightSets
10-02-2005, 11:09 PM
I agree with Equinox.

In Vic Tennis Series pennant, you'd be looking at grade 1 or 2, even state grade by 15 years old to have a chance...

If he's really focussed on becoming pro, he should give an AJR tournament a go and see where he stands. He might come up against me :p

SageOfDeath
10-03-2005, 05:43 PM
I say dare to dream high and you will never be disappointed. Even if you don't become a professional tennis player if you really work hard I think at some level you will be satisfied.

If you really love tennis you play your best to improve, but you play because you love it.

Mr.Federer
10-04-2005, 03:10 PM
why not:rolleyes:

PM_
10-04-2005, 03:21 PM
Like Marius said, we can't tell without seeing him so get some clips of his serve, forehand, and backhand, and we'll tell you from there.

lol I can just imagine a bunch of guys online assessing a clip of some kid and determining on the spot if he's gonna go pro or not 8) 8)