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Do you think a player with 19 years old but with some natural talento to tennis but that hasn't been playing on tour (junior or future before) with appropriate training can start a pro career?

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Do you think a player with 19 years old but with some natural talento to tennis but that hasn't been playing on tour (junior or future before) with appropriate training can start a pro career?
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i play it really often and i have a quite good single handed backhand :P have played in some amateur tournaments

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What age did you start ?

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What age did you start ?
13/14 years old not sure exactly when i did

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13/14 years old not sure exactly when i did
If you start that late I'm unsure how much natural talent you have

What are your results in tournaments?

I would say to sign up for a futures qualies and see what's going on
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I don't think you could become an ATP pro, but you could definitely try some Futures tournaments and if you get lucky with a draw maybe could get an ATP point.

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If you start that late I'm unsure how much natural talent you have

What are your results in tournaments?

I would say to sign up for a futures qualies and see what's going on
I won the only singles torunmaent i played and won 2 out of 5 doublés i ve played all were recnetly

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What level tournament?

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What level tournament?
only amateur like i said....

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Well if you started early teens , 13 or 14 like you said . Then it's probably too late to go pro . I am not sure what the format is as far as it goes for National Tennis where you are but maybe see how you get on at that level first . We have County tennis in the UK and some of the top level players ( National Players) for that level can and have gone on to get ranking points . Best to test yourself gradually and see how you progress . I find it would be unlikely you could go pro as these pro's get it hard wired at a early age even just the top 300 / 400 guys start at about 4 or 5 . There's the odd exception . ( James Ward Started at 11 ) and I believe 2 of the Griekspoor's started at 12 .

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Well if you started early teens , 13 or 14 like you said . Then it's probably too late to go pro . I am not sure what the format is as far as it goes for National Tennis where you are but maybe see how you get on at that level first . We have County tennis in the UK and some of the top level players ( National Players) for that level can and have gone on to get ranking points . Best to test yourself gradually and see how you progress . I find it would be unlikely you could go pro as these pro's get it hard wired at a early age even just the top 300 / 400 guys start at about 4 or 5 . There's the odd exception . ( James Ward Started at 11 ) and I believe 2 of the Griekspoor's started at 12 .
Well we see what happends id liek to at least go to future qualy adn try at least

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Well we see what happends id liek to at least go to future qualy adn try at least
I think the previous posters were being a little kind in their response. To be blunt: you have no chance. I'm not being mean. Think about Borna Coric, Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis. Teen agers. If you have that kind of talent go for it. Beyond that think about how good some of these U18 junior players are; they are damn good players! and yet...so many of them are not good enough to even get a D2 scholarship!! So, bearing in mind the fact they started playing at 4-5 years old, the hundreds of hours they spent on the court training and still, they were not good enough to earn a scholarship at a lower level university. That's what you're up against. You started to play 5-6 years ago and if you had access to what you call ' appropriate training ' that should equate to no less than 4-5 hours on court daily, plus the appropriate fitness and other 'appropriate' training, how many years do you think you'd have to train before you were at a level where you could compete day in day out with the 'seasoned' lower level pro's?
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I think the previous posters were being a little kind in their response. To be blunt: you have no chance. I'm not being mean.
This +1. Sorry.

Also, if you have to ask on a public forum like this, well .... enough said.

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