Tennis talent … over the month of December during the National titles and wildcard playoff Australia’s tennis talent has been on display in Melbourne. Keen judges, Academy coaches, State and Australian decision makers have all had their say on whose emerging as our future champions.
The finalists are earmarked and their skill touted, scholarships and assistance is forth coming and a sense of excitement as Australia continues its journey to raise its world player stocks to top 50 or even top 100.
As in the previous decade these players with talent and potential don’t quite match the hopes that they had or Australian tennis had for them, once again, in professional sport these attributes are only words, it requires other ingredients to make success and dreams a reality!
Investment, not just by the official tennis bodies into mid-teen development and late teen assistance but by the players themselves into avenues of guidance/mentoring, disciplines of everyday life and the feeding of their passion through a knowing and readiness to transform the talent, not just to world class but world best !
Australian players must invest time, money, energy, forward thinking and bigger picture to achieve professional sporting success … the rewards personally, emotionally, nationally, locally, physically and financially will be unbelievable, inspiring, exhilarating, life changing and just plain bloody fantastic.
Seek what you need and it will happen …. not because someone said it will !