Originally Posted by tennisdad65
That's because the short term results are better with 2HBH, and especially if they need to have results by the end of the class! If you gave them a 10 yr project with a kid starting at 5, they would think a bit harder.
Where I am, FL. and where CoachingMastery is, CA, pretty much every kid we see has their own goals or parents goals to go far in tennis. We have plenty of time and the parents want us to give the kid the best chance at long term success. All of the coaches I know teach 2hb first.
When kids get older they obviously have the option of weighing the advantages and changing. Its not too difficult for a 12-15 year old to make the change. So its not like teaching a 2hb at age 5-9 is sticking them with it for life.