Originally Posted by Misterbill
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.