Motivation and memories

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by GB Tennis, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. GB Tennis

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    Thought I'd share a video that my son's coach prepared for him following a trip to Sanchez Casal in Barcelona. Not to 'big up' my son, but to relate how powerful little things like this can be to a ten year old....he loves it, and it is a fantastic source of motivation...it is also a keepsake for the frazzled parents!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM5k2px6Wyg&sns=em
     
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  2. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

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    So do you agree that clay court exposure from a young age is helpful?
     
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  3. gplracer

    gplracer Professional

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    I agree, Also a nice video.
     
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  4. GB Tennis

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    The challenge is adapting between ball and surface during what is a hot spot time in the GB season. Last year he was out on the clay at Sanchez Casal on yellow ball (the ITF mandate clearly not landing in Spain yet) and flew back to compete in the national winter tour (orange ball indoor). Results were depressingly predictable!
     
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  5. coaching32yrs

    coaching32yrs Semi-Pro

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    I could see why the video would be attractive to a 10 year old. I think it is over the top. I hope other tennis parents out there think long and hard about whether this level of training and motivation is in the long term interests of a 10 year old. That being said, I am sure you have thought a lot about this and are doing what you believe is right. Good luck in your journey.
     
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  6. gplracer

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    Coaching32yrs can you send me an email? I have some training questions for you.
     
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