Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru, Hoshiai no Sora Recommendations
A hopeless group of young men trying to reach a difficult goal? Yes, both series have it. If you like sports anime with well written slice of life elements to it then both are for you.
The differences are that Kaze students are in college while Hoshiai takes place in middle school. Also Running versus Soft tennis.
Yet they share the similar vibe in character interactions and difficult backgrounds.
Both shows are a more serious, emotional take on your typical sports anime. The start setting is also similar: A talented person persuaded by the desperate captain joins a club full of not so motivated sportsmen, who mostly despise the talented person at first. However as time passes, the club members start to get closer.