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If you get kids, will you try and make them professional players?

I have it all worked out already, LOL!
If I have children later, I'm going to let one of them start tennis at the age of 4, I'm going to hire her a professional coach and such too, so she can join the tour fulltime when she's 17.

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Re: If you get kids, will you try and make them professional players?

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watch out for Nicole Bianca too!

btw i will not force them to play tennis,they'll play it only if they love it.
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Yea, me too of course, but at the age of 4 you can let them get to know tennis in a very playful way.
You can buy them a little racquet, and start throwing with the balls and such... and before they know it they're in the gym working those biceps!!!!!

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definately. being a tennis pro is one of my dreams that i faild to accomplished. I hope one of my kids would be a top tennis player in the future! please God let it be real! LOL

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Hopefully they will be interested in playing tennis. I am not going to make them play any sport that they don't want to.

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yes I would... and hopefully by the time he/she is 16 I would be a millionaire

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Yup, me too...Look for Corina Sydney in about 2020!

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i will introduced them to basketball, golf, tennis and athletics when they are about 6 so they could choose they want best when they are about 10
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I'll let my kids be interested in whatever they want to be interested in. I won't force anything on them except homework.
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That's the point, at the age of 4, they can't choose for themselves in what they are intrested... so you have to introduce them to sports or something else and it's just a matter of time before they start liking it themselves!

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Well, I'll just introduce them to tennis, that's for sure. But it they don't like it, then I've got nothing against that And I won't try to make them pro's, I think I want my children to have a normal life, and a tennis player doesn't have a "normal" life. But of course, it's their choice

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For sure!!

Well, my girl or my son will always come with me and my wife to tennis, and when he'll be young, seeing her/his father play, (s)he will want to play too (Well, I hope) and then, they'll begin, and I'll let them play!! They'll do as more tennis as they want!! and so I'll always agree to drive them to tournaments, ...

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