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Old 09-17-2012, 04:19 PM   #1
chatt_town
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Default Parents shielding their children from losses

So my son has been playing tennis now for a little more than a year. He's learning. One of my biggest things is him learning from losses. So I've been taking him out and we play a lot of tiebreaks. I'd been beating him pretty badly, but I'm showing him why he's losing and most of it has nothing to do with what I'm doing.

I said all that to say that he has on like 4 different times been asked by this parent to play their son. Everytime my son gets up on him, they invent a reason to stop the match. So I told him last night not to ever play him again unless he sees him in a tourney and then it's okay if his parents stop the match. I think it is bad sportsmanship to try and stop matches because your child is losing. The child goes to a private school here in town and my son attends a public school. My son has yet to even play for a school. I don't know how they expect him to ever learn how to win if he doesn't know why he's getting beat. Has anyone else experienced this and if so, what did you do?
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