Ιdentify talented tennis players
Parents usually ask their coaches tennis: "Do you think my child can start a career in tennis;"The coaches usually found vaguely like this: "Every good player has a chance ... necessary training and hard work ... if a child wants to make a career in professional tennis, need to train like a pro ".
Does this mean that most coaches do not know if a child has the ability to play high quality tennis; Probably not, but even if they think most coaches do not say to a parent that their child better go to learn guitar or choose another sports. Sometimes this is the right. I remember the case of a known coach who told a parent that the 16-year old child had no chance to reach a professional level. After discussing the frustrated parent solved the contract with the coach and turned to another coach who will said about "every good player has a chance, let's start to also train as a professional ".
So, let kyttaxoume what scientists say researchers for their talents in sports. First let's look at the definition of talent. "Talent is the sufficient skill or ability of some kind, more than average. The talent is natural gift or ability superior quality ".
I completely agree with this definition and for me the key words are "natural ability of superior quality". My view is that champions are born and then made. There you can get a tennis champion from an "average" player.
Here are the results of a survey made by Polish Pyotr Ounierziski. The research was conducted among the young players in Europe since 1994 as the 2002.
During the investigation, Piotr Ounierziski spoke or attended more than 1000 young players in over 40 countries. Among them was Roger Federer, Kim Clijsters, by Justine Enen, Guillermo Coria and many other players who today stand in professional tennis. The average age of players considered the Ounierziski was 12-13 years and many of them are now at the top 100 world.
Some interesting facts about the big players found:
· Were 3-4 months younger than the average age of other children in the age group.
· Were weaker than other peers players their age 12-13 & Stay
· They had less power
· It was faster and motor of the best players of age 12-13 & Stay
· The mean age was started tennis 6 years. They began playing in tournaments 9 and sporadically participated in tournaments outside their country of age 11 & Stay.
· Playing around 45-50 match single time, plus fifteen double, which is less than the average for these age groups.
· Trained about 10 hours a week, which is also lower than the average age and 2-4 hours less than their top players ages 12-13.
· They exercise an average of two hours a week more than the average.
· Their parents were supportive-but not "involved" in their feet.
As you can see, the survey results confirm absolutely the view that natural talent in sports is more important than any other factor.
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