I came across a great article about trying to make it as a Pro tennis Player that all parents need to read especially some local parents with big dreams. Do you have enough patience, nerves, and money needed for your child to be able to go through this long process? What exact goals are you setting when you are sending your kid to play this difficult and expensive sport? Are you even setting any goals at all? Don’t hide behind the back of a little child, telling yourself that your kid likes the sport and made the commitment when he saw Maria Sharapova or Roger Federer on TV. Remember that tennis is like quicksand. Once you get in, it’s going to be very hard to get out. But if you have decided that tennis is a right sport to your kid, be prepared for a long journey that is sometimes enjoyable, sometimes very tough. Read this very Good article HERE
The article puts it into perspective using American Tennis players as an example. A country as small as New Zealand has little or no chance to produce a Wimbledon champion let alone a top 20 player.Marina Erakovic is a stand out exception in the modern era being the only player men or women from NZ to be ranked in the Top 100.