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Old 09-15-2012, 09:24 PM   #4
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Below is a link to a video of my seven year old (soon to be eight) son practicing forehands and backhands. I would appreciate any suggestions/critique as I am coaching him myself, and I never played tennis competitively (I've tried to learn as much as I can through reading, watching videos, and hitting myself).

https://vimeo.com/49525740
I would be doing some hand feeding, and more dead ball feeding until he had a some better technique. Gets his left arm out on the forehand then leaves it against his torso doing the old x marks the spot finish. Backhand needs some work, make sure he starts from ready position, on many of those he is half way turned before the shot is fed. Would like to see a take back that goes above the hip and then under the ball. Really need to work on balance on those shots for sure. Just my three cents.
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