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Old 09-12-2012, 10:25 AM   #7
Mike Y
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 182

I don't really follow junior tennis but along with the ball-striking, I think the kid also has to be an exceptional athlete. Defense is starting to really rule the pro ranks. The kid has to show that he can also excel in other sports. If he has the skills for tennis only, then he/she is probably not going to make those "wow" defensive plays or "impossible" shots from awkward positions that only an exceptional athlete can make. If the kid is not a high-level player in at least one other sport, they will likely not make it.
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