Originally Posted by Larrysümmers
also helps on not getting burned out.
Burn-out is, unfortunately, a very real eventuality...it's a calculated risk that parents and players need to take. Unfortunately, it takes 10,000 hours to become good at anything including tennis: http://catennis.squarespace.com/most...ours-rule.html
On the average, it means playing 7 hours/week as a 7yo; 8hrs/week as an 8yo, and so on until the child is 20 yrs old. It depends on what "track" the child is on: play for pleasure; play for performance.