Help me out you pro people

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by cricketics, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. cricketics

    cricketics New User

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    So I have never played any proper tennis game in my life. I have owned a racquet for a while but haven't used it much. I have played Cricket, all my life. Some people might know the game, and some people might wanna make fun of it, but ya that iss what I have played. I come from India and that is what I played all my life there. Even though I had option to play tennis back home, but I never did.Though I am big big tennis fan, and follow tennis a lot but just never played.

    Something in me is forcing me to play tennis, and all of a sudden I want to play tennis now.

    I am 22 though. I am starting from elementary stage now but I know mentally I am strong and I can play this game with ease. I mean I know it's not as easy as it looks, but I have played for fun sometimes and I found it basic. I believe if you can play one sport well, than you can definitely play another sport, and since I have played lot of CRICKET, so I am used to having to hold something in hand and smash it.

    I know you need lot of control in tennis, but I think practicing that enough will make me a good player.

    I just want to ask you guys, is it right for me to start playing? I don't have any goal to play at International stage. I know perhaps it's too late, but I feel I can still reach a good serious professional level in tennis in next 4-5 years If I play and practice well with good determination.

    What do you guys think of this???
     
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  2. SweetH2O

    SweetH2O Rookie

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    It's never too late to start playing. Many people have started playing much later in life than you are. You will probably go through the beginner levels quickly based on previous experience and athleticism. After that it depends on how much time and effort you want to put into it.

    I don't know what you consider International and professional levels. You have plenty of time to get good at tennis, but chances are that it's too late to make any real money playing tennis other than as a coach/trainer one day.
     
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  3. SoBad

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    Sounds like a good time to pick up a racquet. Work hard and try to get into ATP top 100 early on, so that you don't have to qualify for slams.
     
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  4. cricketics

    cricketics New User

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    Good post mate. Thanks for replying. From which level do people actually start earning money in tennis??

    :) wishful thinking mate hehe..
     
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  5. dennis10is

    dennis10is Banned

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    Cricket is a really sport, tennis is a hobby.

    So, after two years of practice you should be in the top 100 on the tour.

    Just read the tennis tips section here. The numerous masters will show you the way.
     
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  6. tennis tom

    tennis tom Hall of Fame

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    If you mean pro tour, no way. You would have had to started by five the way the competition is today and moved to Boleterris in Florida. Respectable in Senior Age Group tournaments, maybe, with a good coach and five years of hard work. Your name's not Jake is it?
     
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  7. goober

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    It's never too late! TW has some guys much older than you trying to get ATP points. It can be done!

    Here are some tips.

    -Remember matching logos on all tennis clothes to look the part.

    -When posting always try to compare your strokes to your favorite pro, i.e. "My backhand is like Fed's but I have the tenacity of Nadal. Sometimes I go Serena on officials but that is only because I am intense. "

    -When in doubt add some lead tape.

    -When posting video of yourself always add some caveats. " I had a huge burritto before this match." " I don't know why my serves look so slow they clocked out at 120 on my radar gun." "Sorry my 2.5 partner couldn't feed me properly"
     
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  8. tennis tom

    tennis tom Hall of Fame

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    How much money did you make playing cricket?
     
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  9. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

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    Give up cricket. It requires a team, too much equipment, and a place with a pitch properly set up or at least a mat. You can at most play it during weekends in summer. You can play tennis as long as you have access to one more person and a court. With your athletic skills, you can easily make it to the 4.0 level in tennis. After that, you will stagnate all your life :)
     
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  10. josofo

    josofo Semi-Pro

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    people have become 5.5 that never started till their 20s
     
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  11. bharat

    bharat Rookie

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    thats a pro advice right there lol
     
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  12. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

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    I have heard such stories, but have not been able to verify them.
     
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