Not Enough Hours In The Day!!

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by ga tennis, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. maggmaster

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    Tight hips are bad. Try this, have her lay on the ground with both legs flat, she should be able to lift each leg individually without moving the other leg or lifting her hips off of the ground. If she can't you need to find a way to mobilize the hips, stretching or foam rolling usually work. Check out mobilitywod for more ideas.
     
  2. ga tennis

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    She has been using the roller. Thanks for the advice.
     
  3. Bash and Crash

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    Is she sliding right foot past the left? Left hip the one hurting? Lastly, did you make the switch or was it Heath? Hate to see 11yr old having hip issues.
     
  4. ga tennis

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    yeah right foot sliding too far almost ahead of left foot. No Heath doesnt teach the pinpoint he teaches the platform.He noticed her doing it this weekend and he told me that was putting too much stress on the hip.She hasnt really complained since saturday i hope we got it fixed.
     
  5. Bash and Crash

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    If you are going to stick with pinpoint, when she slides or steps up, tell her to try and click her heels like Dorothy in the Wizard. If she slides til her heels bump she will get a good load and that foot will not end up out past her left toe, keeping her hips in proper alignment.
     
  6. ga tennis

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    Thats what were trying to do. I am trying to get her to do it similar to Murray.
     
  7. Bash and Crash

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    Alright, sounds like you got it under control, Murray is interesting because he delays that step up, looks like it's going to be platform and then steps up. Hope the hip feels better, and keep up the good work.
     
  8. Alohajrtennis

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    Airfare included ?
     
  9. hhollines

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    That's awesome GA. The beauty is if there's true "love" you will see and feel it without saying or doing anything. The other day, we were driving back from hitting and my daughter, on her own, calls my wife to ask for our Comcast email password so she can view the AUS Open on her iPad (which she bought after saving money from jobs for 1 yr.). I look over and she is watching her favorite player (Venus Williams) play while I drive . . . that my friends, is LOVE. I smiled and said to myself, "she'll be just fine."

    Then, we get home and she says she needs to call her tennis coach. She finishes the call, and I ask what she talked about and she says, "strategy for my upcoming tournament" (no more details), then goes back to do her homework . . . finishes her homework and turns the TV to the AUS Open.

    We wanted an independent strong willed thinking young girl and we are getting it . . . I love it!!!
     
  10. Misterbill

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    Yup.

    Our family's experience has been that our kids (in various sports) have made their biggest quantum leaps when we "released" them to the sport. Certainly the time to do this varies for each kid. Not saying that our experience is universal truth, but that's what we have seen.
     
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  12. Rina

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    Once a kid commits to something in their head, like really commit, and let's say tennis becomes that important they usually start to lose to just about anybody. Why? I think it is because tennis is no longer a game to them, but life. They play as if it is life and death, and of course, can't keep it together since everything is judged by themselves. Too many thoughts, too much thinking, worrying about if he'll make it as a "pro" what other people think about their game. The question is if the kid will self destruct and give up, or persevere and see if he can overcome this period and possibly make it as a much better player. I hope this makes sense.
     

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