Mercedes $$$ Tournament in Phoenix

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by 10isDad, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. chalkflewup

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    The top kids don't play the OB and Herr for sponsorships...they are already sponsored. Kids play JOB and EH for the experience, fun, and the chance to play in an international event. While winning ZOO gets you into the US Open, winning either EH or the JOB is without a doubt a much more prestigious win.

    To state that others are envious of DB is just not accurate. I truly believe that 99.9999% of the people on here are rooting for DB. Keep in mind there are other young promising juniors in the pipeline. You just don't know about them because 99.9999% of the fathers aren't on here playing Don King.
     
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    I've been on the opposite side of the coin many times with TCF so the unkind remark directed toward me is not accurate. Nevertheless, I suggest we press the restart button. It's a new year and a good time to start anew.
     
  3. Erman

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    congratulate DB on the bronze ball. My son knows Boyce and was hoping he'd pull it out but my son saw him play and said he knocked the heck out of the ball. Was impressed that he was 15. It was funny, because he said his dad was yelling stuff out and I asked him what he thought about it.

    He said the funniest thing...."I don't know dad, but Agassi's dad was kinda like that I hear."...hahahahahaha. If you have any other info on string, tension and diameter (what gauge) other top juniors use I'd be interested. I'm thinking about maybe submitting a grant proposal to the USTA and see if they'd look into the injury rate as it relates to racquet and string. The more I thought about it, however it seems that there are so many variables on what can cause injuries from mechanics, over training, equipment(strings/racquet) to just bad luck. Oh well. just a thought.
     
  4. Number1Coach

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    I have to agree with you about other kids that have talent and promise the difference is they are older and committed to college ,, there are some good players of equal age but there is probably gonna be a size issue.

    I heard mr.b put out and offer to 2 kids at the winters, he offered them to come spend time at his place and train , to forget college and use there talent in there best years to make and attempt at the pros not sit there and cheer on some teamate , cheer themselves on to make it on the ATP.

    All who disagree we have been pushing college first then pros ,, I see how we have a multitude of guys coming out of college tearing it up on the AtP don't we?
     
  5. Tennishacker

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    Sounds good to me.
     
  6. forthegame

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    I thought you were Mr Baughman? Now very confused.
     
  7. BigT

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    Injuries from polys are caused by overuse IMO. 10 hours of hitting should be the max.
     
  8. Number1Coach

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    Poly only exposes bad technique quicker the synthetic strings ,, everyone who has trouble usally has some niche in their swing and when they start dealing with the pressure of the ball with no forgiveness its allways the strings fault,,, I disagree thank the string for showing u you need to fix something .
     
  9. BMC9670

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    For those with young juniors, I would politely suggest getting the advice of an experience coach or pro and a sports doctor if this is a concern. The overwhelming majority of which will advise soft strings, lower tension and flexible frames at young ages. YES, TECHNIQUE IS KEY, but the rest is simply physics, the stiffer the material, the more shock transferred to the arm. This guy has trained two kids, his own, one stopped playing at 10 and the other is 15 with no arm issues yet, so I would say it's a very, very small sample to be giving "facts" about injury prevention.

    Err on the side of caution. Is it really worth risking injury for a perceived advantage at young ages?
     
  10. Number1Coach

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    I have trained about 8 to 10 and work with 6 different players currently,, a couple have had these issues and was worked out once the grip was fix and the arm strengthened to deal with the new muscle memory that was built.

    Also I have had to deal with more injuries due to the nature of sports I have experienced with over the years , you tend to learn a few thing over the years with experience.
     
  11. BMC9670

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    Fair enough. But most would still not recommend poly at high tension and stiff frames for young kids.
     

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