So what if Li Na wins a slam? So what if Murray wins a slam?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by tennis_fan_182, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. tennis_fan_182

    tennis_fan_182 Banned

    Jun 15, 2011
    People say that if Murray wins a slam a lot of British will start playing the game which will potentially pave the way for more British champions. People say that something like a million rackets were bought in China when Li Na won so a similar thing will actually happen over there.

    No it won't.

    If a kid is old enough to watch tennis on TV and understand what is happening on the screen (and thus be inspired by it), he/she is roughly 4 years too old to start training to be a tennis star.

    You need to start holding a swinging away from the age of 1.5 years.

    The best tennis players didn't decide to play tennis - their parent's pushed them into it before they could even think let alone walk.
  2. ucr_tennis90

    ucr_tennis90 Rookie

    Jun 11, 2010
    Redlands, CA, USA
    you answered your own question.

    it's not the future tennis players that will be buying the rackets, it will be the parents of the future tennis players who will be buying them for their children in the hopes that their kid will be able to do the same as their nation's hero.
  3. egn

    egn Hall of Fame

    Dec 15, 2008
    ....This is very pessimistic. The point is it will get people interested the sport which will lead to further generations. It's kind of not surprising that tennis countries dominate after one or two good players emerge and become more involved.

    A good example is Sweden. Bjorn Borg rose up as a huge talent and started to dominate the sport, suddenly Sweden became a powerhouse for tennis and paved the way for future swedes such as Wilander, Edberg, Järryd etc.

    It doesn't always work but it usually happens. I'm sure if Andy Murray started to win majors and dominate the tour a lot more British people would be into playing tennis again. I think just alone since Andy Murray's rise you have seen a few more rising British stars.
  4. Praetorian

    Praetorian Professional

    Nov 29, 2006
    WOW! 1.5 yrs is a ridiculous age to push a child in anything. I'm not saying that people don't do this, I'm just saying its RIDICULOUS.
  5. bms2011

    bms2011 Banned

    Feb 25, 2010
    Could I just ask how long you have played tennis and how old you are? Just trying to average the age of annoying trolls.

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