I'm currently raising two children. Fraternal twins, a boy and a girl. They're three right now, and often see myself and my wife play. They're having their first lesson next Tuesday. They both seem very athletic, and just love running, playing sports, etc. Very active. It excites me that they're interested in tennis themselves right now, so that when we start it'll be fun and they'll probably want to continue it. But...does starting people this early affect their development for the rest of their life? Obviously, until maybe 9 or 10, most of the lessons are just going to be building motor control and coordination. And with this, would I be sort of forcing them to use a two handed backhand for the rest of their life? Even with lightweight junior racquets, managing a one handed backhand is completely impossible at this age. Forcing them to use it would simply result in a loss of confidence, as they wouldn't be able to manage it (they're THREE, come on) and general disinterest in the game. I want to keep their fun and enthusiasm first and foremost, even if they end up not wanting to play tennis. So with their two-hander, is this alright? Making a change to the one hander later on, if they do it, would be hard. The boy I've got shows signs of becoming ambidextrous, would hitting one handed on both sides be beneficial? The girl almost always uses her left hand for everything, so she's an expected lefty. Thanks, I'm just not really sure what to do. A two hander is fine for the rest of their life, right? Or in the boy's case, it would certainly be interesting to have two forehands. I'm trying to find information on that as well. I realize this is long. I just want to be sure I have everything and don't make any mistakes right now.