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Old 11-02-2012, 12:55 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by KevinB9986 View Post
My kids 11 and he has been doing good against his peers as well. He's not as big as your kid, but he is bigger than average. In the U.S. a lot of kids that play tennis havn't played a lot of other sports. So your kid probably has athletic experience/advantage as well. Whenever I need a reality check I look at some of the older kids and look at some of the kids on youtube. Those really good kids play all the time. To be able to beat those kids a kid won't be able to just play twice a week.
You are right, a "regular" kid isn't going to compete with one where the family makes everything about junior's tennis. This is why you need to set realistic goals. No matter how good you are there are always people that can give you a 0 & 0 beatdown. And then more that can beat those people 0 & 0 and so on.
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