Hey guys, I remember this movie being on tennis channel a long time ago but I was wondering if anyone knows where to watch the full video for free? R.W

I have the DVD. Someday i'll try to put it on Utube. It was given to me by the the producer Thomas Pura who sadly died . His son TJ Pura one of the kid's who is featured in the film just entered Duke Univ. Keep checking ESPN Classic to see if it gets replayed; The other 3 kids featured went to UCLA, Virginia, and one turned pro so at least there were no "failures" from the movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JDQntMJQq0

Well to be fair- if you take the elite top ranked 12 years olds from any year, I would say it be more suprising if any of them didn't up at least getting a D1 scholarship. I am sure if they had chosen 12 year olds that were low ranked or unranked but also put in the time for 50,00 balls and followed their careers it would not be quiet the same endings.

OK, so since we're talking about this. What's the math here? How long would it take to hit 50k balls? Let's break it down to hours per day to play, days per week, and how many years of this repetitive playing to hit 50k balls. Anybody?

Rallying: ~17 balls a minute are hit by each player when calculated after 1 hour of hitting with my friend (this number involved watching some old rally video that lasted an hour). Playing 3 hours a day (which really factors in as 2.5 hours due to breaks), 5 days a week; you will hit approx. 12,750 balls a week. With this figure you will have to hit for ~3.92 weeks to reach 50k. So it will only take around 4 weeks to accomplish hitting 50,000 balls if you were to use my weekly hitting schedule.

That is not the kind of ball being talked about in the video. 50,000 balls with expert coaching feedback would be more appropriate with many, many more balls in between to solidify the teaching.

Working on the backboard, I think you would get 2x or even 3x that if you were focused. Well, as long as you didn't hit the ball over the fence and have to spend a lot of time trying to find it.