My daughter won her first champ, new thread w/ more video

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  1. ninaz

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  2. hoahuyen

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    Congratulations. Your girl surely know how to move the ball around. Love her split steps. You must be proud.
     
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  3. Rickson

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    Your daughter uses both backhands and I'm not just referring to the 1 handed slice. Will she decide on just one backhand in the future? I would certainly lean toward the one hander, but then again, I'm biased.
     
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    You daughter has another fan. She moves her feet, she is all business. Loved how she even changed the scorecard back at the end. Like.. another day in the office. She keeps moving her feet.. I can go on and on. She keeps it up.. we have a future pro champion.

    P.S. In that first video. The side court shot where the boy runs into the curtain. I almost lost it laughing. Just didnt expect it.

    Congratulations. Remember Nike is better than Adidas. :)
     
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  5. mdjenders

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    Very impressive! My jaw dropped at the first one-hand backhand she hit. Such a young girl with a nice one-hander has to be very, very rare. Keep up the good work!

    I also liked the curtain shot very much; that kid was flying.
     
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    I'm going to laugh at you if she burns out. I never understood what drives parents to make children this young compete. Oh well...
     
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  7. goober

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    I still can't get over how she is using a Pure Drive Roddick. That is heavier than my racquet. I feel so weak! :?
     
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    8 years old, and she's already got a killer forehand. Amazing! Congratulations on your little champ.
     
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  9. goober

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    Well is it better than my parents who pretty much discouraged participation in any type of competitive sports all through my childhood in favor of academics?

    I am not sure what the problem here as long as they don't over do it or put undue pressure on her. I know tons of kids that were in competitive soccer (AYSO), little league, pee wee football at that age and most of them turned out fine :???:
     
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    A child can't play tennis? What is your problem?
     
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    I think i should learn a couple of thing from your daughter mental toughness, she is really into it and she seems to be having fun...

    Goober, are you sure is the PDR? she swing it very fast and effortless...
     
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    Her parents mentioned it in another thread. A lot of forum members were very negative on it. So unless she switched to a different PD I assume she is still using it.
     
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    those 10 yrs old can't handle the slice hehe
     
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    I like her forehand and she has good serve motion and very exacting in her shots and good footwork and positioning. She could beat some 3.5s already at age 8.
     
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    I just don't like parents who pressure their children. From previous posts and this, I assumed this was the case. Obviously assumptions are bad, and I may have made a faulty one here :) Apologies if this is the case.
     
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    She originally use 2h backhand, then switched to 1h, but she sometimes still use 2h to deal high ball or fast ball.
     
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    at very begining, I brought her to tennis. she liked it and had fun. so I asked her if she want to play, and explained to her that she need to be persistant whatever she wanted to learn. so we started training since then, half to one hour a day for both kids. for a period of time, they feel frustrated and bored by those training, then feel very proud when people started watching them practice. Now Nina want to practice every day after she taste the victory. but I felt she got a bit cocky.
     
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    I'm surprised the "TT Racquet Police" isn't all over this being that she is using an "advanced frame" for her age. :roll:

    Anyway, Congratulations! Very nice strokes!

    Thanks for sharing the video.
     
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    That's something I can do to this day, hit with a 2 handed backhand, but I haven't used a 2 hander in over 3 years exept while horsing around. When I play lefty, I use the 2 handed backhand because it feels very much like a righty forehand. Your little girl has a good strategy, but she needs to eventually wean off the 2 hander altogether.
     
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    She is using Pure drive team plus. my 7 years old use PDR plus.

    They both love the rackets and swing with no problem. actually my 7 yearsold play much better after switching to PDR plus from Head Junior racket. I will take some video when she finish her first tournament in Dec.
     
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    she become tougher after each tournament. thank you all for your encouragements. but some points for improvement please.
     
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    Oh so your 7 year old uses it not your 8 year old- lol

    I think I need to go out and do some curls and benchpresses. :)
     
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    Hehe, that's cute :) Apologies, sounds like I was wrong. I remember some of the players I used to play with back when I was younger who had a bit more success did a lot of footwork training (not training per se, but things like a multi sided rubber ball being dropped and trying to react to it as quick as possible, etc). As long as you or her coaches are teaching her sound strokes, what will differentiate a good player is footwork, ones mental game, and strategy.
     
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    It's great she's playing at 8! She appears to be having fun too. She could be sitting in front of a Nintendo playing video games and getting fat like so many kids. Good for her!

    Love her game. Keep working on that one handed backhand. She's close to getting it and hits it better than some of the 4.0s I play against. Once she's a bit stronger she'll be even more awesome.

    -Robert
     
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    Lol I like how almost all the shots returned are out. 1 hit rally...
    But good job, she has good placement for an 8year old :)
     
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    Hey hey :p Nothing wrong with playing Nintendo/video games *and* tennis. Videogames undeniably help your tennis game, as they increase abilities pertinent to the game of tennis.
     
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    sitting in front of a nintendo? heard of the Wii lately grandpa?
     
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    She's got a solid game. Only thing I see that should change quickly is that she really crowds that baseline. Congrats to her on the tourney win!
     
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    Please explain "crowds that baseline", I am not sure what you mean by that. thanks,tom
     
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    I think he means she's doing an Agassi and stands too close to the baseline or even inside the baseline. There's absolutely nothing wrong with standing inside the baseline on little girls' serves, but I think she realizes that as she gets older, she needs to move back on serve returns because her opponents won't be serving that softly. For now, she can stand inside the baseline on just about every serve return. I know I would.
     
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    damn she has great footwork i wish i started that early but iv only been playing for a year now =p (im 16) anyways ill remember her name she will be great one day.Good job on your first!

    p.s. alot of babolat users o_o
     
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    in that case, sometime, i felt she was lazy to move back. yes, footwork problem.
     
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    Nicely done

    Congrats on your daughters win, nicely done.

    From what I could see your daughter has a natural desire to take the ball as early as possible, do not discourage that. Nurture it as it is that ability that made Seles, Hingis, Agassi and Fed great. As she gets older she will naturally adjust to bigger hitters, but if she can consistently take the ball early, she will always have an advantage.

    Try working her on dividing the court, positioning and target practice, taking the ball as early as possible and just have fun. All the best for both of you.

    TennezSport :cool:
     
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    Thank you for the tip. great advice. tom
     
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    Goober, I found the video show my little daughter using PDR plus.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=kyCOMpWHN7A

    they were just warming up, she can swing it prety hard.
     
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    they are very good .... to be able to stay so consistent in windy situations
     
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    Again, your daughter amazes me. I really like the fact that her 1st and 2nd serve seem really identical. A lot of highschool JV players dink their second serves in, but she already developed a dependable second serve. If you think she is ready, I would suggest trying out kick serves, slice serves, etc. If she is able to master those serves at such a young age, she will be unbeatable :p
     
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    I was training my big daughter top spin serve because like you said I want her have very dependable second serve. I will teach her flat serve later.

    but for my little daughter, I have been teaching her flat serve since spin will need some extra power and she is weaker. she looks pretty good so far, she will play her first tourney in DEC, we will see how well she serve.

    again, thank you all for encouragement.
     
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    Just wondering, do you coach them by yourself? They have pretty good form and technique at such a young age.
     
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    Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to this thread. Yeah, Rickson described it. I only comment because she looks uncomfortable when hitting balls on the rise. She seems to mishit them. If she wants to do that, then encourage her. It just takes such incredible timing, and you don't see that many juniors can do that. Again, I only mentioned it because of the mishits. But hey: if she's winning 1 & 2 in the finals, don't pay any attention to me!! (I'm chuckling, but I am serious; people will always tell you what you're doing wrong: if you're winning, who cares!)
     
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    Yes, I have been couching them myself. thank you.
     
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    thank you for you mentioning that. I did teach her how to handle balls like that without moving back. but I found she like that, i do not know if she is lazy or not. she can always manage to push the ball back but not a quality shot though.
     
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