An honest opinion of my game

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by shake&bake, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. NLBwell

    NLBwell Legend

    Jun 18, 2004
    If you really, really, really, really, really, want to play D-1 tennis and have really gotten to your level in 3 years, then take a year off school, go to a tennis academy, pay the bucks, and play full-time.
  2. sundaypunch

    sundaypunch Hall of Fame

    May 17, 2011
    This is an excellent point. I think that may people hear "D1" and automatically assume that people are looking to play at USC, Georgia or Pepperdine.

    The year off with full time play is another excellent point.
  3. 5263

    5263 G.O.A.T.

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lots of good advice from the college coach and others like johnny S&V who makes
    a great point.
    I wouldn't rule out jr college either for a guy like you who is improving so fast.
    There should be some good tennis programs where you can get a couple more
    yrs of training (nearly double), get some basic classes out of the way, then
    transfer opportunities may be good.
    You can likely still play some tourneys to get some good wins to show your
    improvement and skill level.
    My gut is that you should look for a great school less than D1, especially if
    you don't want to do Jr college.

    Really good looking vid for 3 yrs of training.
    I liked Limpins technique points in his post, especially about shoulder turn and
  4. pvaudio

    pvaudio Legend

    Jul 13, 2009
    Here's a crazy question: OP, what do you want to do with your life? Obviously it's not to become a professional tennis player, so how about we start with the academics first. I bring this up because I know far too many great junior players from my day who ended up going to D2 and D1 schools on tennis scholarships and ultimately realized that after graduation, they'd have nothing. After that epiphany, they quit tennis and then graduated with the rest of their class. So, do you have a good idea what you want to study, or are you going in to play tennis and will figure it out on the way?
  5. shake&bake

    shake&bake Rookie

    Jun 14, 2011
    on a tennis court
    Hey guys, I have a quick update to shar with you all. I played my first tournament in a couple of months last weekend and won, beating some good players which helped my ranking on TRN. I made a match play video due to the low amount of match play on my first video. Would like to hear from you guys about it. Here is the link:

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