Hi guys, I'm new here and new to tennis. So, I'll introduce my self. I've been waving in life for as long as I can remember my self. I can't help it but to try out what comes to mind more than twice. Though I never act impulsively. I've been changing hobbies, friends and jobs through out my life. Weirdly enough I was very stable in relationships but that's another story. Anyway, in summer of 2012 I was fed up with my job and I started to looking up for a new hobby to have some fun and mentally relax. I tried quite a few things, from rock climbing to skydiving. And then came tennis. I really hooked up with the sport and I started to play at least twice a week. I'm known for my extremities and tennis wasn't going to be of any difference. To make a long story short, in a few months time I decided to get rid of my current job (at least for a year), move to an apartment of 1/4 of the size and price of my previous one and get my extra time and savings into tennis, for a year. After studying the NTRP levels of tennis I had to set a bold goal, right? I want to know if it is possible to get to a level of NTRP 5 in just one year of intense training; I know it's a long post and a long shot too but I wanted to share it with you and make you feel it as i feel it... More over I would be very humbled to listen to any tips or suggestions you may have. Stergios --------------------- Dream like a child and work like a real athlete in life.