First I want to say that I am just starting out in tennis myself for fun and exercise but I am also a pretty committed and detailed kind of person. When I learn something I have the habit of trying to know everything about it. I haven't taken a lesson yet but combined with the few times I've played while I was younger, and stuff I see on the Internet and Youtube, I'm learning the basics. I have also even recently purchased a ball machine. However my main focus is getting my 2 young daughters into tennis (tournament play, go for as far as we can take it kind of thing). I just saw the post on homeschool vs regular school kids and was like "holy cow" you have to be that committed if you want your kids to rise above the rest? I mean to say not the homeschool debate but all the hours committed for practice. I wonder what I might be getting myself into so I'm glad I found this forum to hear other experiences. My first question is being that my kids are young should I put them in an academy right away and start paying all that $ or can I continue to do what I'm doing now and just teaching them myself as far just trying to hit the ball over the net and coordination and stuff like that. I'm just trying to make it fun for them right now. I figured I can teach them that kind of stuff then later on I would put them in the Academies to start learning the techniques and stuff. Any advice or direction for a tennis parent noob?