Originally Posted by goober
I am actually surprised that people are disagreeing with her pro. How many of us have the luxury to have a teaching pro watch a match of ours that counts and then critique us?
If I were to start a beginner on tennis, I would have them work on strokes, serves volleys, ect. until they have reasonable technique and only play out practice points. Only when they have reasonable technique start playing real matches. Of course that would be an ideal situation, most people don't have the patience to wait that long!
yeah, but you can always improve your technique. even the pros change their technique throughout their careers. subtle changes, but changes none the less. Tennis is an evolving game that is always training. The best teaching pros research the sport, read books on strategies, techniques and other new info.