A student of mine has been competing in some junior tournaments and HAS traveled out of state to these events. She is playing in the G10s. in every single tournament i have noticed that most of the girls has very bad form and just chip and slice away at the ball and they actually win quite a few matches this way. This leaves me wondering if they are taught this way? Would anyone teach their students to be dinkers? is this just a northeastern phenomena or is it like this in the South and out West as well? Do these players every "change"...all my students are told by me to hit the ball HARD...because i believe that you should teach power and then control...it's easier that way. What do you all think?