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05-31-2012, 12:54 AM #1
Should I be in a class with 12 year olds?
So there is a place where the schedule is fitted towards me and since I am now 21 and a college student, work I can only play twice a week at the most. The class I can qualify in is with 10-12 year olds; which is something I do not want to do and I find it embarrassing. But I do want to improve for fun. The class I wanted to be in only takes students who are in high school and have been in there classes for at least 3 months. What do you suggest?
05-31-2012, 01:27 AM #2
I would think the answer would be no. You are an adult, not a kid. Even though you think it's not a big deal, someone else (like a parent) might. And while you may have the same skill set as the children, you most certainly would overpower them with your physique (faster & stronger).
05-31-2012, 01:46 AM #3
^ I actually believe my skill level isn't around there; just they can't accept me. But I never seen those kids play so I have no idea. But the class I wanted to be in; I think I can be arouud the same skill level. I mean I am assuming they are around the same skill level for the class they said they can accept me in.
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05-31-2012, 02:19 AM #4
depends on the level.
the other day i split games 1-1 with a 12 yrs old girl in singles. she does play for the country, but you know what i mean...
05-31-2012, 02:47 AM #5
05-31-2012, 10:40 AM #6
age barely matters in competitive sports.
If you join a group of 12 year olds and they are all capable of destroying you, consider yourself VERY lucky to be learning with the elites. Whereas if they're all at a lower level, then you should consider getting bumped to another session. Lastly, if you're around their level, then use it as motivation to train hard because if a 12yo overtakes you in training, that's when you need to be embarrassed.
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05-31-2012, 01:31 PM #7
I dont think the kids or the parent will feel comfortable with you joining that class and it is going to look weird , and if they are better than you , it will also be embarrassing for you as well . Get yourself some private lessons
05-31-2012, 04:10 PM #8
Just get private coaching or group coaching for people your age group. Where in California are you located? In Southern California, you should be able to find both private coaching and group coaching for adults of any age.
05-31-2012, 04:11 PM #9
If you're 21, the only time you should be in a class with 12 year olds is if you're starring in some Disney comedy.
05-31-2012, 06:04 PM #10
Thanks guys; but one thing I forgot to mention I look like a small high school girl, so I'm not sure about how much uncomfortableness can pass.
And as I mentioned before the orginal class I wanted to be in I have beaten/played some kids in there too.
06-01-2012, 10:44 AM #11
But I guess if the coach allows you to be in the class...then I guess it's OK. The least they could do is kick you out of the class. The worst they could do...I'll leave that up to your imagination.
06-02-2012, 01:42 AM #12
Oh thats true; I'm very sad I want to join something like elite team, but there are virtually no programs for me. At the most I can play is twice a week w/ one more day to play and back then I didn't drive and my parents didn't have money so I couldn't train as much.
I hate being old.
The most I could do is adult class; but thats only once a week at the most.
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