Originally Posted by LeeD
Instead of DJ, or Tsonga, a better model to follow might be a WTA player.
The men are just too strong, face really hard hit hard spin balls.
Your son is facing another junior his age, and his strength is not nearly ATP level, but closer to WTA levels. As such, the long takeback is fine, needed to generate power, and only a concern if he's always late to meet the ball.,
At this point I am not overly concerned with his "WTA takeback" but, as I told BirdieLane, we are working on shortening it.
I think that you are correct in linking the longer takeback with an easy way, for younger players (and women?), to generate more power.