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Old 01-23-2013, 10:42 AM   #47
kumar157
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Originally Posted by Misterbill View Post
Whether the "obsession" is justifiable is a valid issue. But I can think of a number of reasons why some kids have it:

1. Kids have been brought up in a competitive tennis environment and the competitive spirit motivates them to compete at the highest level they can. (Yes, I know there are exceptions but most of the time that is D1)

2. Youthful love of a challenge

3. Money, especially for women.

4. Sense of accomplishment
Wow Misterbill, you made me think again.
Parents can be very emotional when it comes to kids and your 4 points can stir up emotions (I have a daughter who also plays competitive).
Your arguments and Coaching32yrs arguments are like two sides of a coin. I took notes from both your replies and need to think seriously.
Appreciate your time.
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