Originally Posted by BirdieLane
At the end of the day, a really good athlete with incredible mental fortitude and persistence and passion is who I'd put some chips on. Next I'd look for anticipation and decision making/court sense. Then hands and techinque and ballstriking are the next level items I'd say.
Just my 2 cents...
You have it back wards. Kid has to have the ball striking first, it's something that they either have it or not.