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Old 03-02-2013, 08:21 PM   #52
Sumo
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Originally Posted by LeeD View Post
I concur with SA. He is a tennis teaching pro.
I've been playing for over 29 years.
To make a solid 3.5 in your first year would be almost too amazing to consider. You can PLAY at 3.5 tournaments, but that doesn't make you a 3.5 level player.
For most, it takes THREE years of intensive, 4-5 day a week tennis to get there.
I played 3 years of high school football and basketball. I learned to surf in competitive 1-3A contests within 4 years. I could ski ANY expert run at SquawValley within my 11th day ever of skiing.
In tennis, with help from several pros, I was able to win only one C, or 3.5 tourney within my third year of 5-6 day a week tennis.
Compulsion fulfilled.
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