Tennis Genius: How can i get a full tennis scholarship and be a best tennis player?
im in 9th grade now and i have just started tennis. So far i won most of my tournaments. I go practice almost everyday and i train at home too. is there anything else i can do to improve more so i can get a tennis scholarship as well as being the best tennis player?
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Answer by Tanya
practice doesnt make perfect,
PERFECT practice makes perfect
Answer by Johnathan L
a tennis coach maybe
Answer by Doctor Brilliant
Seriously though, steroids. Always the right answer.
Answer by Yoyo
Get a coach, ask him what you need to work on, practice, practice, practice. They don’t just give away scholarships. I was once like you when I started tennis a few years ago. Unless you are a child phenom, you have to play every kind of player and eventually develop into your own style and groundstrokes.
Answer by khanh
Play higher level tournaments like Nationals or Sectionals. Being realistic, if you just started in the 9th grade to play tennis, it’s going to be VERY difficult to compete against kids who have been playing since they were 7 or something. So you’re going to work 5x harder to catch up to those kids.
Good luck though, youre going to need it
Answer by Porter
To get a tennis full scholarship, you need, as above posters have suggested, play in the bigger national tournaments. Why? Because you’ll get scouted, and scouts only bother going to the tournaments where the top players go. Not just that, you’ll need have solid mental and skill performance.
You should be playing tournaments pretty much every week to build up your points and rankings, since you’re a junior player and looking to rise quickly.
As the poster above me said, good luck.
Answer by timothyquitcoTV
Are you playing USTA tourneys? And what division are you playing? Since you are probably around 14 years old, and you are winning most of your tournaments, I would recommend riding up another age division or playing harder tourneys such as super-series, etc, if you have not done so already.
How are you practicing for these tournaments and for tennis in general?
The best way to figure out what you need to work on is analyze your losses. Obvious right?
Play for your schools tennis team and see how you compare to these other kids, because they might be in the same race for the same scholarship. (Most likely not but its nice motivation)
Regarding the scholarship, play to keep your record impressive. When you are applying for colleges, mention that you want to apply for a tennis scholarship, unless they are the one seeking you to play for their school.
To be the best player, you need experience, dedication, determination and passion.
For the time being, until you find out exactly what you want to work on, focus on maintaining a generally consistent game, a killer serve and a body that withstand hours of playing time.
Do what you do my friend.
Answer by Wing Q
If you’re not going to be 6’3 + then you need to work really hard on your fitness.
Plus, dont work on pretty tennis. College coaches only care about winners, because their job is on the line if you dont win matches for them. They’re not looking for the next hot/cold person that might win a slam and fall off the radar, they need you to be solid and never lose matches you shouldnt.
Answer by Joni
you know there are so many scholarship resource on the net, you could search it with google or other directory site :
source : www.apply-scholarship.co.cc
Answer by Lilli00
You have to concentrate on technique at the moment. That should be your main focus. You need a good coach that will teach you very solid fundamentals of tennis. Remember that quality always beats quantity and when you have achieved that quality it will be asy to work on the quantity. Because you have good results and are winning most of your matches I would suggest that you move up to national tournaments and maybe a few ITF juniors that are held close by. Don’t overwork at this moment because you could very likely end up getting sick of everything. Balance your obligations and don’t forget to work on you fitness skills. No gym at the moment, just running and short sprints as well as practicing footwork off court as well as on court.
Don’t compete at tournaments that are more than one age group above you. If you do, play for fun and don’t take it too seriously because in the case that you continuously compete for the under 18’s and lose, it will destroy your confidence and self-esteem.
Remember, have fun and don’t worry about the scholarship. If you focus enough on your tennis the results will be there in time. Dedication is what will get you there, it must be your main preoccupation.
I’m also playing so I know!