Originally Posted by floridatennisdude
But you have to let the kid choose their goals in their activities. A parents job is to provide opportunities and support the kid in pursuit of their goal. Not to drive them to goals that the parents choose.
Now, if gameboy's daughter wants to be a top 20 HS player in her area, state, etc...good for her. But, what if she doesn't really like tennis a lot and just likes being with her friends at the clinic. Isn't that great too?
I think Gameboy asked for an opinion about a tennis clinic, not a lecture on how to parent his child. I think that's a different thread, on a different message board, on a different site..