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Pureracket
Jul 9th, 2009, 09:43 AM
http://www.nbcmiami.com/sports/golf_tennis/Four-Year-Old-Tennis-ACe-Gets-Top-Notch-Training.html?yhp=1

(Again, I hate to link out of this website, but the article contains a clip of the young lady playing tennis. I don't know how to post it. My apologies).

Ksenia.
Jul 9th, 2009, 09:54 AM
How many of those prodigies have actually made it to the top of tennis? :o

Inktrailer
Jul 9th, 2009, 09:55 AM
HA, that's great, check her out! HAve to try and remember the name to see if she makes it:worship:

Sharapower
Jul 9th, 2009, 09:59 AM
How many of those prodigies have actually made it to the top of tennis? :o
You beat me at it.
And, also, I don't really realize (plus the video doesn't show that much) but is she really doing something "prodigious" ?

M-K
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:59 AM
Wow its looking very good. But then again if it was more common to practise that much at the tender age of four, I dont think I would be that impressed. Like I mean there would probably be lots playing like her.

I read some of the comments on that site and I think it's so interesting. Like when is it too much? I mean I think its great for parents to, when they see a talent in their children, to do anything to help them get better/succeed, but I can totally understand how it can be hard to know, as a parent, how to deal with it. Especially since people today tend to look badly at the people who seem to "push" their kids, even when the kid is in her/his early teens.

Blah this post got weird.. But I hope you get what I saying.

It's going to be interested to see if she makes it - same with the 284792 other prodigies.

Sharapower
Jul 9th, 2009, 11:09 AM
Wow its looking very good. But then again if it was more common to practise that much at the tender age of four, I dont think I would be that impressed. Like I mean there would probably be lots playing like her.

I read some of the comments on that site and I think it's so interesting. Like when is it too much? I mean I think its great for parents to, when they see a talent in their children, to do anything to help them get better/succeed, but I can totally understand how it can be hard to know, as a parent, how to deal with it. Especially since people today tend to look badly at the people who seem to "push" their kids, even when the kid is in her/his early teens.

Blah this post got weird.. But I hope you get what I saying.

It's going to be interested to see if she makes it - same with the 284792 other prodigies.
Your post isn't weird at all and you're pointing out a crucial question.
I believe there's no way someone becomes a successful professional tennis player (and many other sport disciplines, and also a skilled musician or dancer) without the parents pushing (yet it doesn't guarantee success).
It's all about knowing "how" to push: the art of pushing without letting the kid feel that s/he's "forced".
Another question is "When to push?" (ie. at what age?).

Kworb
Jul 9th, 2009, 11:17 AM
I love her name.

M-K
Jul 9th, 2009, 02:27 PM
Your post isn't weird at all and you're pointing out a crucial question.
I believe there's no way someone becomes a successful professional tennis player (and many other sport disciplines, and also a skilled musician or dancer) without the parents pushing (yet it doesn't guarantee success).
It's all about knowing "how" to push: the art of pushing without letting the kid feel that s/he's "forced".
Another question is "When to push?" (ie. at what age?).

Exactly.

But yeah those questions are very tough to answer.
Ugh, I feel like I have so much to say about this, but I cant seem to write it down. :lol:

Polikarpov
Jul 9th, 2009, 02:32 PM
Hingis entered her first tournament at the same age.

I think the father is a frustrated tennis pro.

HRHoliviasmith
Jul 9th, 2009, 03:13 PM
i'll be curious to see if she and jan silva make it.

fnuf7
Jul 9th, 2009, 03:27 PM
Quick! Teach her a one-handed backhand before it's too late!

debopero
Jul 9th, 2009, 03:43 PM
i didn't know 4 year-olds could talk

Temporary0369
Jul 9th, 2009, 03:54 PM
Her forehand looks like a liability and the follow through on her backhand is suspect. She also sweats more than Kleybanova. I think I could take her.

sharapovarulz1
Jul 9th, 2009, 03:55 PM
Awww how cute! Looks like a future star :D

delicatecutter
Jul 9th, 2009, 03:57 PM
i didn't know 4 year-olds could talk

:spit: :haha:

Keegan
Jul 9th, 2009, 04:15 PM
"The first thing Mia ever saw coming out of her mother was a tennis ball" - possibly the weirdest sentence I've ever read. Quite graphic too.

DefyingGravity
Jul 9th, 2009, 04:27 PM
I just hope she has a love for the game. If she's getting pushed so young without love, she's never going to get there.

RenaSlam.
Jul 9th, 2009, 04:40 PM
I'm sooo scared.

geoepee
Jul 9th, 2009, 05:20 PM
If the girl has a natural talent, and a desire, no harm in nurturing it. Good luck to her and her family.

geoepee
Jul 9th, 2009, 05:21 PM
I'm sooo scared.
Reeree, is dat chu?

Inktrailer
Jul 9th, 2009, 05:38 PM
"The first thing Mia ever saw coming out of her mother was a tennis ball" - possibly the weirdest sentence I've ever read. Quite graphic too.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who got a bit freaked when first reading that:D

chuckiegotit
Jul 9th, 2009, 06:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyCvWE8Edpw

Kunal
Jul 9th, 2009, 11:42 PM
it doesnt make any sense for ppl to report this stuff by saying 'tennis prodigy' ...prolly nothing is gonna happen to her.

she will be 5 foot 1 and will quit.

Golovinjured.
Jul 9th, 2009, 11:56 PM
Glenn Lines looks like a young Kevin Rudd.

mdterp01
Jul 10th, 2009, 01:35 AM
A hot sista who serves and volleys, slices, and has a one handed backhand??? Go ahead now!!!

Chunchun
Jul 10th, 2009, 05:27 AM
Serena def. Lines 60 60 :eek: