Originally Posted by SprintCoach
I have to say, tennis has to be one of the wierd sport were people discuss so much about succeeding and talent when the kids are 8 years old.
You don't need to be a freak at 8 years of age to become extremely good at 14 or 18 years of age.
I actually hate it a little when kids look extremely good at 7-8. The pressure already starts and from there it is a long, long journey. Like to see some glimpse of talent and watch it grow as they get to 10-12 while they are playing other sports to develop more skills, then turn up the heat after that.