Originally Posted by Tennishacker
You have it back wards. Kid has to have the ball striking first, it's something that they either have it or not.
I totally agree. There has to be a very high level of ball striking early on. If a kid doesn't have that by age 11 or 12 they will not be a top D1 player. I have not seen it any other way. The mental toughness and court sense sometimes come later.