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Old 11-08-2012, 10:39 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by julian View Post
Green Dot Balls do create significant problems in the case
when a player is TAUGHT with regular balls
and has to play a tournament with Green Dots balls
Yes, I agree. They should be part of a progression. If a kid has learned another way or has progressed past them, no point in going back.

Also, I think that if tennis is a kids main sport or if they play/train regularly, they should progress through non-standard balls fairly quickly. That is, if they utilize them at all.

I think it's crazy to start a kid at 6 and mandate that that kid has to play green at 10 or 12. If you start at 9, OK, I can see it, but there is no one-size fits all. Choices are good. Mandates are bad.
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