Originally Posted by sureshs
Why do these things matter? Only thing that counts in tennis is beating your opponent.
So why does anyone measure anything in any sport during development? Why run 40s, measure jumps, serve speeds, anything? Of course only wins matter at the higher levels. But you measure along the way to address weaknesses, measure development.
You maximize the physical tools each kid has, help them improve if they are slow, then let the intangibles decide which kids can turn those tools into wins. How can you tell your methods of making a kid faster are working with no measurements?