There is a great debate going on in the online tennis community about this.
“Should tennis juniors turn professional and at what age should they do so.”
I read an article yesterday entitled “Should and when juniors should go pro in their careers. “
And I wanted to give those same young kids some tips in this article here today that many coaches need to tell them.
Let’s jump right to this important information, as I value your time and know you are busy with your schedule.
I used to teach tennis in Japan and saw many players turn pro and then mentally give up after a few years.
So today I’m going to give you a plan to follow and then you can adopt it and adapt it to your playing career.
The main goal of every junior should be to get a tennis scholarship and then see how far he can take his competitive career from there.
They shouldn’t be thinking about going pro at all.
Now, of course, they can make it a goal or a dream.
I have no problem with them doing it, but first, get this tennis purse.
There are over 700 college tennis coaches looking for tennis players each year who can enter and improve their programs.
So if you have the talent and want it enough, there is a tennis purse waiting for you.
I always use John McEnroe as an example, when trying to get this point across to kids and parents.
“John first went to college and still played in some pro tournaments, then he won the NCAA title and after that when he saw that staying in school wouldn’t help advance his career and was mentally ready to turn pro, he was gone. And the rest is history. “
All junior tennis players should aim for a tennis scholarship.
This means that some juniors could stay 3 or 4 years and graduate, which is even better for their future security.
Again, there are a few exceptions to the rule !!
But here are the facts.
The majority of junior players will be late baby boomers. “They will not have an idea of the game and their mental game until they are 24 or older !!!
I hope this information can help some of you.
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And good luck to you too !!