Originally Posted by 10ismom
1. Did your family "sacrifice" money for junior tennnis?
2. Did your children "sacrifice" their childhood for junior tennis?
If you say yes and you did succeed without noone's resentment, then congratulations to you.
To work very hard at tennis when the kid love tennis is not a sacrifice in my book or many others'. It was the above 2 examples I was talking about.
We spent money that could have been used for other purposes, which we therefore sacrificed. We did not sacrifice our solvency. If it was the point that families should not sacrifice their solvency for junior tennis, then I agree with that
No one in our family sacrificed their whole childhood for tennis. If that was the point, I agree with it. Lots of other sacrifices, some small, some significant were involved.
In our family we teach that sacrifice is a precondition to success.
(Not preaching that you or any other family should do this, it is just our personal belief)