View Full Version : William practicing for Eddie Herr...

11-15-2009, 05:29 AM
Here is a short clip of my son William hitting a few balls with a friend to keep preparing for the Eddie Herr Championship. He will be participating in the boys U12 category. There are very few videos from U12 junior tennis available...


I will try to get a video while he is practicing with his coach. Aside from hitting balls and playing points/matches what do you guys recommend doing before the tournament.



Ken Honecker
11-15-2009, 05:47 AM
Looks pretty darn good to me.

11-15-2009, 06:16 AM
Looks like he has the shots. Now he just needs to move to the ball a little quicker and work the points to his advantage.
Great looking Kid!

11-15-2009, 06:31 AM
Right on... I keep telling him exactly the same. On this video, I must admit he was exhausted as we had a team from Costa Rica come down to Panama for a 2 day event. Thanks!

11-15-2009, 06:42 AM
Good looking groundstrokes. He is better than me!

11-15-2009, 08:15 AM
He only has to grow to his practice partner's size and become left handed.....:)
He's on his way. Still some ball recognition issues, some high forehands with a little less effort than other's, but very good overall.

11-16-2009, 03:59 AM
Ha, ha, ha... My youngest son is a lefty. The court were they are playing is a very weird court. The court is extremely rough and the balls bounce higher than normal, a well placed slice is a sure winner, or a good kick serve is better than a 120+ mph one. But yes, you are right, he should be moving a bit faster to get the ball on the rise. Thanks!

11-17-2009, 04:20 PM
Your son is making great progress. You should post a video showing him playing points while serving and returning. That would allow people to get an even better idea about what he might need help with.

11-17-2009, 04:34 PM
Great job so far, CharlieB. Your son's got pretty clean strokes.
Make sure he gets enough rest before the tournament and doesn't get

Good luck at the tournament!

11-17-2009, 04:56 PM
Been to the Eddie Herr many times - live about a half hour south.

Good tournament - lots of good players from around the world. It should be a fun experience.

11-17-2009, 06:32 PM
I think he would do better if he got more extension on the forehand.

11-17-2009, 11:37 PM
Wow, thats better then I was at that age! I didnt start hitting consistently like that til I hit 13-14. Looks great, looks like a player.

11-18-2009, 05:40 AM
Yeah, unless you really know what your doing, and there aren't that many around, you've got to watch the advice you give to a boy like this. This kid will find his way. Does he need coaching - YES, everyone does. Biggest challenge is encouraging his progress without turning him into a spoiled little monster.

11-18-2009, 06:38 AM
He looks great for being tired.
Love the BTO..."You ain't seen nothin' yet"!

11-18-2009, 07:00 AM
just another 2hbher