starting tennis

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by tennishead93, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. tennishead93

    tennishead93 Semi-Pro

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    does anyone know anybody who made it big on the national level, but started laying tennis at 16?
     
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  2. theRadical

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    Nope, but good luck. I hope you can be the first
     
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  3. 103xStateChamp

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    No it would be really hard. Most pros start at 5-11 but GL
     
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  4. ibringtheHEAT

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    anythings possible with a bit of magic and determination ;)
     
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  5. 300Gkid

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    haha the magic being the important part

    anyway, it hasn't happened yet but maybe you can be the first\
    at least if you work really hard you could maybe become good enough to play at a D3 or not that great D2 or D1 school
     
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  6. ibringtheHEAT

    ibringtheHEAT Semi-Pro

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    I know a wizard down the street, I can get him to to help you...

    On a more serious note, Sure it's possible. You'd have to practice AT LEAST 3 hours a day for the next 3 years. Get into a good Tennis program at a University and see how you do from there. Even if you don't go pro, your going to get a good education and play a lot of tennis.
     
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  7. YonexDude

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    coming from a ski racing background and some badminton/ping pong experience, i started playing when i was 17 and i play college tennis on a D3 team. granted i'm not in the top 6 and i don't play matches against other schools, but i consider it a pretty good accomplishment. go for it.

    even if you don't make a huge splash in the tennis world, look at it this way:
    worse case scenario: you got to play a lot of tennis and got better
     
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  8. tennishead93

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    i was just wondering cuz i started at 12 and i thought that was too late but i guess not
     
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  9. Forehand Forever

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    Didn't Lleyton Hewitt start at 14?
     
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  10. YonexDude

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    around there, at about 13 or 14 or so. before that he played australian rules football, so the athleticism was there (his father was a professional in australian rules football), he just needed to start playing tennis.
     
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  11. 300Gkid

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    lol, sorry but this has been brought up so many times, Lleyton Hewitt started playing tennis when he was 5ish, ALONG with soccer until he was 14 when he decided to solely focus on tennis. Heck, at 16 he was competing at the professional level
     
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