Tennis Player

Tennis player is an athlete who professionally plays tennis. It is a solo sport where the burden falls to only one player. If you want to become a Tennis player then better start playing it at a very young age. Most of the professional tennis players started playing at the age of 6 or 7 years, hired a Tennis Coach and entered as many tournaments as possible. There are many online options also which give a lot of insight about learning tennis, Check out RealifeTennis for more updates and news about tennis.

Both women and men can play in this game as single, doubles and mixed doubles games. The process for becoming a good tennis player is very long.

Player Eligibility - there is no special educational qualification required yet they should be educated and should have dying interest for the tennis game.

Required skills -

  • Tennis players should perform physical activities that need the use of arms and legs and movement of the whole body. Such as lifting, balancing, climbing, stooping, walking and handling of materials.
  • They should be able to identify the developmental needs of others and mentoring, coaching or helping others to improve their skills and knowledge.
  • They should also be known that being competitive is good but over competitive and stressed out is counterproductive.
  • They must be adjust table and try to practice on all of them so you should be ready with the plan if the game is not built for that surface type
  • They must practice frequently as nothing is more important to a tennis career than hours of practice.

How to become a Tennis player?

For becoming a Tennis player one has to follow the following given steps -

Step 1

  • Practice - this is the only way to get better at tennis and you should be really good to compete even locally . According to psychologists it takes nearly 10 years or 10000 hours to become an expert at something. Players should have a schedule for themselves that engages them as many times a week as they need to improve. Most of the pre professional players train 6 days a week for several hours a day.

Step 2

  • Coach - find a mentor or a coach. Even if you practice hard, there is only so much you can learn on your own. You have to find someone who can guide you for training. Whether it is a paid coach or a casual mentor.

Step 3

  • Tournaments - start playing in tournaments now. Participating in tournaments, team tennis, League and other activities helps you accumulate points to attain a ranking. And finally you get selected in the National tennis team or play for the country.
  • Career Prospects - the career prospects depend on the tournaments and matches you win. Each tournament has different prize money. A portion of what the players make is from their sponsors. A player who gets a lot of sponsors can make the most money but the official ranking point system shows only what they made by winning the tournament, it does not include their sponsorship deals.
  • Salary - The salary earned by a tennis player is initially a median salary but after becoming a good and renowned player the earnings are limitless. The highest paid professional players earned considerably more and had their income supplemented by the product endorsement deals. They also earn by advertisements and by becoming a brand ambassador for products.