P655 Teletext 655 Oct 2 21:04:04      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  SERVICE INDUSTRY  Dear Mike, I love tennis, and would very much like to become a professional in the sport. Can you please screen some information and advice that would offer some encouragement as I hope to play for l| country some day. Philip, Newcastle, Co. Down, NI. ——————————————————————————————————1/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Oct 2 21:00:12      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  SERVICE INDUSTRY  Mike replies, In professional sport, you have to be both very talented and determined to get on. Tennis is no exception. There are risks to the investment of your time and dedication. You might get injured. The love of your sport might take you away from your friends and "normal" social life. You l—| train hard, but still never succeed. In many professional sports, careers end before 30. But some succeed. ———————————————————————————————————2/4 Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Oct 2 21:00:10      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  SERVICE INDUSTRY  Mike replies, By the time you leave school, you will know whether you have the talent to go further. You will be winning local and regional competitions. In tennis there are around 70 world ranking players who are part of the circuit playing in tournaments around the world. At this stage you should be a member of a club, and making an impression. ——————————————————————————————————3/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Oct 2 21:00:10      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  SERVICE INDUSTRY  Mike replies, Read "Careers in Sport" published by Kogan Page. For specific enquiries, you can write to the Lawn Tennis Association, Queen's Club, West Kensington. London W14 9EG. You could also enquire about training in Northern Ireland by writing to The Sports Council for Northern Ireland, House of Sport, Upper Malone Road, Belfast BT9 5LA. Most professionals in sport also have a "second career". ——————————————————————————————————4/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games