Make sure you have the passion for the game and you are willing to take this up for a long haul. You need to do a lot of hard work. Going from a beginner to a professional takes about seven to 10 years of hard work.
Also know, what are the odds of becoming a professional tennis player?
Tennis parents, look at these facts:
Odds of becoming tennis pro: 2 in 10000 or 0.0002. Break even for a pro ranked #150 in the world is approx. $160K year.
Beside this, who is the youngest tennis player?
|Age||17 years 174 days|
|Grand Slam||1989 French Open|
Can I start playing tennis at 30?
There really is no age cutoff for playing tennis. You can begin as a kid or you can begin later in life, and you’ll enjoy it just as much. Besides, the health benefits of playing tennis are unmatched. … Contact Us to learn more about getting started with adult tennis lessons and fitness training.
As simple as it seems, it is definitely not. There is a lot of hard work, training, time and will power involved to truly be a tennis player and eventually maybe even a professional tennis player. Technically, the only things you need to become a tennis player are a racket, a tennis ball, and a court.
Most sports scientists recommend that junior tennis players train for no more than 15 hours a week until 16 years old. My kid, between the ages of 8 and 12, played tennis for no more than 6-8 hours a week plus 2 hours of special fitness training.
Basically, players are not allowed to play a full schedule until they are 18 years old. Players age 17 can play 13 tournaments plus major tournaments. Players age 16 can play 10 tournaments plus major tournaments and players age 15 can only play a very limited number of tournaments.
The U.S. Tennis Association estimated in 2010 that the annual average cost to be a “highly competitive” professional tennis player was $143,000—including $70,000 for coaching and $60,000 for travel—and that only the 164 highest-ranked players on the men’s tour would have broken even with such costs.
A good age for starting tennis training is 5-6 years of age
Physical aspect: tennis develops visual-motor coordination and helps to strengthen muscles. It also improves agility, reaction speed and reflexes, etc. Psychological aspect: thanks to the fun of the game, tennis stimulates wit and tactical thinking.