Originally Posted by Hewitt =Legend
That to was my goal until i realised that my Kournikova serve wasn't going to cut it on the futures circuit
So I shifted my focus onto journalism and hopefully one day I'll land a position in which I get paid to watch this game...
It's always important to have a fallback option just in case as well...
Of course, always. I am taking three classes this semester as well as training.
affirmative. also always pays to have that college degree or 2 as well. its something that can never be taken away from you.
college education also enriches you in so many ways.
Affirmative, General Clay Death.
I am very sorry.
But think, there must be a way: take a part time job, look for sponsors. I don't know how these things work, but I know it took courage to take that decision and you shouldn't give up now. Good luck!
Yes, I am going to try to get a part time job and make some money to go along with my training and school. Hope I can do it all
One way to make a lot of money is to become a "massage" "therapist". You could work only 2 days a week, training the other days. It would be nice if your story had a happy end.
Originally Posted by Dmitry Verdasco
Nah, you're okay. I've thought about going pro every once and a while when I play really well but never make the commitment. Congrats on your for trying
What country do you represent and do you have an ITF player page?
Yes I do, search for Jonathan Morgan
before I could even give you an opinion on this.
How much ish are you currently paying your coach and what are his credentials and the best player he's coached.
HOw much have you actually improved and what is the best player you have played recently
A lot of improvement. I've not played any matches, we train mostly with the ball machine. My coach has coached Andrei Pavel to top 15 in the world during the 2000's. He's also coached Florin Mergea, Gabriel Trifu, and Razvan Sabau.
why didn't you go for a college tennis scholarship if you genuinely think you are good enough for the atp
Cause college coaches all recruit 18 year old kids with potential. I have to get at least 1 ATP point before that even becomes and option,
I wouldn't knock anyones dreams but if your family is giving you money to pay for this you need to be able to make a living out of this. You have to be pretty good in pro tennis to earn a decent living.
Yes, I am pretty aware of this. I will make it.
I'm sorry you don't have enough money. I know that feeling, it isn't very happy. But at least now you can focus on a more realistic goal, like tennis managing or something
Fuck that. For now at least.
I hope it works out for you and you're able to pursue your dream. Having no money sucks