New kid... New slam winner? Next Fed?

So, I am soon to be a first time father, and even though I am not ready and clearly panicking, I am excited on many levels.

However, I am a sports guru and want my son (or daughter) to be competitive at a sport. No, I will not be like Agassi or Tomic dads, but I will try to put them in the best situation to be successful at it. In theory I will push them towards tennis (they still will play other sports), and if they are passionate about tennis I want them to go all in with it. As someone who played serious hockey and went to Cornell, I know the importance of scholarships as well (even if they dont make it to the tour).

Now, with all of this said, I am not going to lie, I have a dream, a dream that my kid will one day win many many slams and become the next Fed. My question is, what age do most people start their child down this road, and how do they go about it. I am talking about the first 8 or so years?

By the way, whether it is a girl or boy, I am naming the little one Indiana (Indy) for short. Okay, well I have to get the wifes approval first, she is currently saying it is a hard no, but I have time. :p
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
So, I am soon to be a first time father, and even though I am not ready and clearly panicking, I am excited on many levels.

However, I am a sports guru and want my son (or daughter) to be competitive at a sport. No, I will not be like Agassi or Tomic dads, but I will try to put them in the best situation to be successful at it. In theory I will push them towards tennis (they still will play other sports), and if they are passionate about tennis I want them to go all in with it. As someone who played serious hockey and went to Cornell, I know the importance of scholarships as well (even if they dont make it to the tour).

Now, with all of this said, I am not going to lie, I have a dream, a dream that my kid will one day win many many slams and become the next Fed. My question is, what age do most people start their child down this road, and how do they go about it. I am talking about the first 8 or so years?

By the way, whether it is a girl or boy, I am naming the little one Indiana (Indy) for short. Okay, well I have to get the wifes approval first, she is currently saying it is a hard no, but I have time. :p
Congrats! As to timing, what is the expected delivery date? If it’s in the next month you’ve got a shot...fedr, Laver, Sampras, Tsitsipas, Sinner, FAA all before August 15.

Good luck! They all started differently but were introduced to tennis before age 10.
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
So, I am soon to be a first time father, and even though I am not ready and clearly panicking, I am excited on many levels.

However, I am a sports guru and want my son (or daughter) to be competitive at a sport. No, I will not be like Agassi or Tomic dads, but I will try to put them in the best situation to be successful at it. In theory I will push them towards tennis (they still will play other sports), and if they are passionate about tennis I want them to go all in with it. As someone who played serious hockey and went to Cornell, I know the importance of scholarships as well (even if they dont make it to the tour).

Now, with all of this said, I am not going to lie, I have a dream, a dream that my kid will one day win many many slams and become the next Fed. My question is, what age do most people start their child down this road, and how do they go about it. I am talking about the first 8 or so years?

By the way, whether it is a girl or boy, I am naming the little one Indiana (Indy) for short. Okay, well I have to get the wifes approval first, she is currently saying it is a hard no, but I have time. :p
Get ready to say goodbye to sleep for awhile!!!
 

Subway Tennis

Hall of Fame
So, I am soon to be a first time father, and even though I am not ready and clearly panicking, I am excited on many levels.

However, I am a sports guru and want my son (or daughter) to be competitive at a sport. No, I will not be like Agassi or Tomic dads, but I will try to put them in the best situation to be successful at it. In theory I will push them towards tennis (they still will play other sports), and if they are passionate about tennis I want them to go all in with it. As someone who played serious hockey and went to Cornell, I know the importance of scholarships as well (even if they dont make it to the tour).

Now, with all of this said, I am not going to lie, I have a dream, a dream that my kid will one day win many many slams and become the next Fed. My question is, what age do most people start their child down this road, and how do they go about it. I am talking about the first 8 or so years?

By the way, whether it is a girl or boy, I am naming the little one Indiana (Indy) for short. Okay, well I have to get the wifes approval first, she is currently saying it is a hard no, but I have time. :p
Three Things:

1. Congratulations
2. That's a cool name
3. In 25-30 year's time, if we see an Indiana lifting a French Open or Wimbledon trophy, everyone here is going to have a weird Eureka / Brainfreeze moment lol.

Sabooshs=?
This is the person that @stringertom is referring to:



 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
Three Things:

1. Congratulations
2. That's a cool name
3. In 25-30 year's time, if we see an Indiana lifting a French Open or Wimbledon trophy, everyone here is going to have a weird Eureka / Brainfreeze moment lol.



This is the person that @stringertom is referring to:



Let’s show @Gary Duane the reel Sabooshs and tell @Lleytonstation to hold his phone close to the baby bump for pre-natal training:

 
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Raul_SJ

Legend
Many of these Slam winners were child prodigies. You will know by age 5.
:unsure:
Djokovic began playing tennis at the age of four. In the summer of 1993, the six-year-old was spotted by Yugoslav tennis player Jelena Genčić at Mount Kopaonik, where Djokovic's parents ran a fast-food parlour. Upon seeing the child Djokovic playing tennis, she stated: "This is the greatest talent I have seen since Monica Seles."
 
Many of these Slam winners were child prodigies. You will know by age 5.
:unsure:
Djokovic began playing tennis at the age of four. In the summer of 1993, the six-year-old was spotted by Yugoslav tennis player Jelena Genčić at Mount Kopaonik, where Djokovic's parents ran a fast-food parlour. Upon seeing the child Djokovic playing tennis, she stated: "This is the greatest talent I have seen since Monica Seles."
Well, Sampras is going to tell me that " Indiana is the greatest talent I have ever seen since Roger Federer." :p
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
So, I am soon to be a first time father, and even though I am not ready and clearly panicking, I am excited on many levels.

However, I am a sports guru and want my son (or daughter) to be competitive at a sport. No, I will not be like Agassi or Tomic dads, but I will try to put them in the best situation to be successful at it. In theory I will push them towards tennis (they still will play other sports), and if they are passionate about tennis I want them to go all in with it. As someone who played serious hockey and went to Cornell, I know the importance of scholarships as well (even if they dont make it to the tour).

Now, with all of this said, I am not going to lie, I have a dream, a dream that my kid will one day win many many slams and become the next Fed. My question is, what age do most people start their child down this road, and how do they go about it. I am talking about the first 8 or so years?

By the way, whether it is a girl or boy, I am naming the little one Indiana (Indy) for short. Okay, well I have to get the wifes approval first, she is currently saying it is a hard no, but I have time. :p
Wow congrats !!!!
Please don’t remove the foreskin if a boy
That is my only advise
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
What kind of demented crack pot doctor removes millions of yrs of evolution . I need my meds and fast

Returning back to 1957 when the chrome was thick and the women were straight
 
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