Your thoughts: Should a 6 year old girl be using a PDR+?

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by OrangeOne, Aug 29, 2007.

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Should a 6 year old girl be using a PDR+?

  1. Yes

    33.3%
  2. No

    66.7%
  1. OrangeOne

    OrangeOne Legend

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    I'm not going to bias this poll with my thoughts. We have a parent on the boards posting about his 6 year old daughter playing with a Babolat Pure Drive Roddick Plus.

    What are your thoughts? and, if you're a coach, please say so in your reply!

    [Original thread: my daugher play video, pointer to improve?]
     
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  2. Voltron

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    Pffft, like I'd know
    Unless this 6 yeah old is very well developed as a player, and can actually lift the thing, which I doubt knowing todays youth. I'm going to vote no, but it's not out of the question, it really depends on who we're talking about.
     
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  3. Lakoste

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    I'd probably advise against it, mainly because of the stiffness of the PDR+, not the weight (which isn't _that_ bad).
     
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  4. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    I saw the video and the choice of frame doesn't seem to be bothering her. For a player that young and only to be playing one year I am fairly impressed with her hand-eye coordination, swing and movement.

    I have also seen many other kids this young use these type of frames and they are playing just fine.
     
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