View Full Version : Your thoughts: Should a 6 year old girl be using a PDR+?

08-29-2007, 01:38 PM
I'm not going to bias this poll with my thoughts. We have a parent on the boards posting about his 6 year old daughter playing with a Babolat Pure Drive Roddick Plus.

What are your thoughts? and, if you're a coach, please say so in your reply!

[Original thread: my daugher play video, pointer to improve? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=142151)]

08-29-2007, 01:41 PM
Unless this 6 yeah old is very well developed as a player, and can actually lift the thing, which I doubt knowing todays youth. I'm going to vote no, but it's not out of the question, it really depends on who we're talking about.

08-29-2007, 01:49 PM
I'd probably advise against it, mainly because of the stiffness of the PDR+, not the weight (which isn't _that_ bad).

08-29-2007, 02:42 PM
I saw the video and the choice of frame doesn't seem to be bothering her. For a player that young and only to be playing one year I am fairly impressed with her hand-eye coordination, swing and movement.

I have also seen many other kids this young use these type of frames and they are playing just fine.