Originally Posted by TCF
Many top WTA and ATP players played elite soccer until 12-14 years old. They did not even take tennis seriously at 8-11. They got amazing from ages 14 through 20-21. As kids they worked on their athletic base, not winning 12s-14s.
Federer, Djokovic, Murray and Nadal all played tournaments at 12. Who are all these top players who waited until 14 to compete?
As kids they worked on their athletic base AND winning 12s-14s.
An elite 12 year old soccer player would, here in Europe, be someone who gets to train with one of the major football clubs. Rest assured - they have no time for tennis.