Originally Posted by user92626
One thing I feel most adult beginners would benefit from is an easy, short take back and hitting the ball with relatively slow, perpendicular racket face, aiming at 3ft net clearance. Who couldn't do that?
But no, most beginners I see at court just can't wait to do all the fancy moves, flip, swirl the racket all over the place and hit the ball very violently. That's too hard and discouraging when only 1 or 2 out of 5 balls make it.
Similar thing happens for experienced adults when they land up on the court after a couple of days away from the game. They are better off starting close to the net and slowly moving back, but ego gets in the way. Women are more likely to do it.