do you ever get jealous?

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by babolat141, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. babolat141

    babolat141 Rookie

    May 30, 2008
    on a tennis court
    I see some videos of kids that dont look that much better than me and they are at the bolletari camps and are getting coached everyday tring to become pro. If you are a teenager you know what im talking about. You just want to do that but you just dont have the money do you well vent hear.
  2. S H O W S T O P P E R !

    S H O W S T O P P E R ! Hall of Fame

    Aug 17, 2008
    In your thredz, stealin ur bukkits
    My family has the money to get me top grade gear (I could have a decent bag, shoes, rackets, etc.) but my dad keeps pouring cash into my little brother. He gets a new toy almost every week and the kid is spoiled ****. His defense? "What would happen if you were his age?" What would have happened? They told me to go do chores. And I did! I ask the kid to get me something and he starts crying. There is just NO EXCUSE for that bs. Take my word future parents: NEVER EVER play favorites, no matter how cute the little one is, or how nice the older one is. When you grow older and you need someone to help you, the spoiled (favorite) kid will ask you for money yet again while the not-favorites will just say to go ask the favorite for help.
  3. baseline08thrasher

    baseline08thrasher Semi-Pro

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bakersfield, CA
    You shouldn't be jealous that you are getting worked on as hard as possible.

    You don't have the freedom when you are stuck at those places.

    You can't really focus on what you want to focus on, and private time is very limited.

    It's much faster to improve, if you have a coach who knows what they are doing, and they spend a lot of private time with you.

    Those matches are good at bolletieri and such.
    But I've been to Weil tennis academy, and they don't give you any private time.

    Their coaching staff isn't even that great either.

    They just get a high reputation, and they are highly overrated.

    They can't 'turn you into a champion'
    you can only do that for yourself.

    A lot of the times you are stuck waiting in line for drills, or you are doing something that isn't worth your time on the court, and you don't really need to focus on that aspect of your game.

    So at these places, you get good match time with other players, you get a compettitive drive, but you don't get all of the personal time you want.

    And personal time helps you get better a lot faster.

    So at these camps, if you're not one of the top players, you get camoflauged into the background, and they don't really worry about you too much.
    They see an improvement suddenly, and then they take all of the credit for themselves.

    It's really built on which players go to which academy.
    This is how they are so overrated at times.

    You can argue against this, but a lot of it is true.

    They also can't decide for themselves, they HAVE to practice when they are there.

    So they do develop a good mental edge of not giving up, but some of them take it for granted, and don't focus as much.

    I would prefer getting a coach, and working with him everyday, and practicing with top players, rather then do a bunch of drills, and then getting maybe 5 minutes of personal time.

    They do produce good players, though, because the players actually do work hard, and they practice a lot, but if you practice a lot by yourself with a great pro who gives you personal time, and you force yourself to focus.

    It's really about the player, and a coach dedicated to you, and your family gives you support.
    you have talent, you have a good head on you.

    There's tons of factors involved, and you just have to be good at all of them, or great in a few to even out the rest of them.

    So you have to have a training method
    such as:
    Perfect your strengths, make your weaknesses more solid.

    Tennis is extremely tough, and a lot of mental things can stop you from becoming pro.
  4. albino smurf

    albino smurf Professional

    Mar 7, 2008
    In a cloud of yellow fuzz
    True that. Buck up. Jealousy is for the guy that didn't win.
  5. certifiedjatt

    certifiedjatt Banned

    Jun 19, 2008
    i'm not a teenager but i never got jealous. everyone at the bollawhatever academy is taught the same BS, every year. they all end up having the same strengths, and the same weaknesses. that's why so few of them actually become someone in the tennis world. unfortunately, this holds true for every academy. point is, if you are coached regularly, you're screwed.

    take a few lessons on the fundamentals and then just play matches. simple as that. then, go back once a month or so, and take "diagnostic" lessons so the coach can point out any obvious flaws. the point is to develop your own style of play and movement.

    think about the SAT for a second. there are really expensive courses, or you have the option of studying for the exam yourself.the key to the SAT isn't tricks. it's two things, and two things only: know a lot of words, and know a lot of math. simple. then, take some REAL practice SATs.
  6. xnarek

    xnarek Rookie

    Jan 4, 2008
    If you are passionate, you can improve so quickly that you wont even realize how it all happened. You just need to play a lot. Sometimes you play a lot, but don't compete, that can mess you up in tournaments.

    I have a little spoiled brother too. He got so many toys that he doesn't play with them or breaks them, throws them around like a spoiled child.
  7. Storm_Kyori

    Storm_Kyori Hall of Fame

    Jun 7, 2008
    The only times I feel jealous is when kids have their paretns playing with them. I don't blame mine for not hitting with me, they don't play at all and I'd most likely get really impatient. Another one would be when little kids are playing tennis at such a young age, or at least they are presented to this incredible sport. I wish I had someone tell me about it, I wuold have gotten into it much sooner.
  8. Kobble

    Kobble Hall of Fame

    Feb 19, 2004
    Jealousy is for girly guys.
  9. GeorgeLucas

    GeorgeLucas Banned

    Mar 27, 2006
    1. Go to business school
    2. Get to Goldman Sachs, etc. as an investment banker or something
    3. Count 100 dollar bills in front of those starving journeymen and chuckle.

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