Originally Posted by TennisCoachFLA
Good point. When Macci had Sofia at 5-6 years old he was constantly switching her back to semi western from an extreme western. Lots of girls seem to let that grip slip around if you do not stay on them.
Little boys also go to the extreme western. It's easy when you're that little to use that grip to hit balls above your head. That's where many balls end up when your under 4 foot tall. Proper, technique, footwork and strike point are necessary at that age and small size to prevent the ball from bouncing over their head. It can be done, just takes patience and practice.