Tuesday, March 5, 2013

When a 17 year old wins a challenger Tournament you should take notice.

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I did let you know about this young Aussie but last week  Nick Kyrgios’ won the Nature’s Way Sydney Tennis International Challenger rising an incredible  229 places in the latest ATP rankings and vaulting him to 330th in the world.Just one month ago, Kyrgios was ranked No.843.

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  1. Hi Steve,
    The big question is why did this 17 yr old win the tournament? What are the Aussies doing to get a result like that. Perhaps Tennis Australia should take over the running of Tennis in NZ, I'm serious, NZ Tennis are going to introduce the Aussie Hot Shot Programme soon.The Australian influence can only be good for Tennis here, the Current Board and the CEO really should go!, Regards Colin Sharpe Auckland.

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  2. Thanks Colin for your comment.You have some good points there.

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  3. Sorry Colin but TNZ has tried to be Australian in the past and it doesn't necessarily work.
    The best way is to take some successful aspects and adapt them to New Zealand.
    Australia is still complaining about it's lack of depth and success in men's tennis more than anything else at present so to say do what they do and success will follow is naive.
    It's great he won the Challenger, however being around 300 in the world does not make a great pro. Wait until he's in the top 80.
    You have given no reasons why the board and ceo should go.

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    1. Maybe you would like to give some reasons why the TNZ Board and CEO should stay? You are correct that NZ has had the Australian influence and it did not work..maybe they were appointed by the same board members that are still making decisions ,so track record is not great. Yes Australia has its problems for sure but the 17 year old Kyrgios and the 16 year old Thanasi Kokkinakis is quality also.At 300 in the world you are certainly struggling but at 17 and rising some 500 places at a young age one thinks a player such as this has a chance, one would be naive not to think so.

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    2. Listed below are the achievements of NZ
      Tennis and the Board!!

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    3. From Colin, The Chairman of The Board of NZ Tennis isDavid Patterson, he was on The Board of Solid Energy, I rest my case.

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  4. 1. The Annual cost to train as a Pro Tennis Player is approximately $150,000 a year.

    2. The take home pay if you win a futures tournament $10,000 is $910 for Women and $1,097.60 for men

    3. To break even financially you must be ranked at least 119 on the WTA and 164 on the ATP tours.

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    1. Well who is paying for these Professionalsto compete?. NZ has several Male Professionals who are very lowly ranked and they have been on the tour for several years. How could they possibly afford to travel, pay for accommodation etc?

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