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Hey Junior Players: You should all go PRO!

Every competitive tennis player who has been part of the junior ITF tournaments should go pro. You deserve it for all your efforts, hard work, and sacrifices. You have had to deal with years of tough training and competition while doing your school work on the road, missing plenty of family & social life and spending tons of money. So, go for the ultimate dream.

Hey Junior Players: You should all go PRO!
Dear future College Player:
 
Yes, you read it right, I think every competitive tennis player who has been part of the junior ITF tournaments should go pro. You deserve it for all your efforts, hard work, and sacrifices. You have had to deal with years of tough training and competition while doing your school work on the road, missing plenty of family & social life and spending tons of money. So, go for the ultimate dream, and play on the tour. Give yourself that chance to see if you can make it, and maybe one day you will be in front of millions of people playing in a Grand Slam, just like last week's Tennys Sandgren. But wait, did you know he first played college tennis right?
 
 
Sandgren played at the University of Tennessee where he was # 4 on the team...yes the # 4,  not the #1. That tells you how strong college tennis is. It also tells you about the high level of the coaching, training and, that you do not need to be on the court 6 hours a day to become a pro. This week Sandgren went off to beat Stan Wawrinka (ATP #8) and Dominic Thiem (ATP #5) who have been on the tour straight from the juniors. Not a bad tournament for a college kid don't you think?
 
So what do we continue to learn from players like Tennys Sandgren, John Isner, Bryan brothers, Kevin Anderson, Laura Granville, Lilia Osterloh, James Blake? That college tennis will NOT close the doors to your dream of one day playing Pro. It will only prepare you better on and off the court. It will give you time to mature mentally and physically. And while you are doing this, you will earn a college degree and have the time of your life.
 
So, from now on, train, think, act and plan every day for your future Grand Slam debut. Go for it!
 
I recommend you read:
 
 
ITA and Professional Tennis: http://www.itatennis.com/Page1870.aspx
 

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Thomas E. Anderson
President & Founder at  University Sports Program
 
 

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