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Old 10-13-2012, 10:49 PM   #159
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Originally Posted by TCF View Post
I can remember off hand 3 times when delusional parents have asked to play her in practice. She beat one boy and he cried the last 3 games. That night on Skype I heard her tell her grandpa that she hated tennis because of it. Took me days to get her back on the court.

Frankly....take 10 steps back. If you think your boy would have any chance of winning a game vs Abby, Nicole, or Grace, you are borderline insane! And unless your boy is different than every other boy, getting owned by a girl at that age is not going to be a nice day for him.
No, getting owned by a 8 year old girl would not be a nice day for him but he does not expect every single match to be "nice". I am sure that he would appreciate your girlīs amazing talent (should it turn out to be as you describe it).

Originally Posted by TCF View Post
His forehand looks better but he still is backing up like he is afraid of the ball. He is not getting his mass behind the ball. The elite kids will move him back and then slice the heck out of him. Seriously, work over the next few years to break his habit of backing up on everything. My girl would blast a topspin ground stroke to the baseline and then follow with a slice or dropper that he would not get within 3 feet of hitting.

Also, his take back is huge compared to good players. With that take back he will not have time to respond on the move or to the pace of better players. He also will have more unforced errors, more to go wrong. He also does not get the racquet into the slot and will not generate enough topspin to hit with enough pace yet keep the ball in bounds. Those girls would eat his flatter balls for lunch.
Although I doubt your conclusion, I appreciate the feedback.

Originally Posted by TCF View Post
Before wondering if he can beat those 12s at least let him play some elite kids. The levels of tennis in FL. are light years from where you live. You were posting less than a year ago that he was still using green balls for goodness sakes! Now he is going to play with players who have been taking regulation balls on the rise for 5 years? Come on now. Walk before you try to sprint.
I was not wondering if he could beat those 12s - you are the one who postulated that your kid can beat them, remember.?

Yes, he was using green balls a year ago (still uses them regularly since all u12 tournaments uses them here) so we are, to use your metaphor, still walking - but we also like to sprint occasionally.

Originally Posted by TCF View Post
I wish posters like you would realize that I could care less who believes what. My girl may be playing hoops only by age 10, who knows. I posted facts that she happens to be a tennis freak as of today.
You do not care what we believe - and then you assure us that it is a fact that your girl is a tennis freak.. Got it.
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