Originally Posted by SystemicAnomaly
Run, don't walk, away from that Western grip for serving. I don't care what the school coach says. She is doing him a dis-service (pun shamelessly intended), by encouraging a Western grip or an Eastern grip serve. Have him adopt either an semi-continental or a full continental ASAP (or sooner).
Well yea school Tennis is over. It's a matter of can't win for losing, if I insist he do it my way I'm a bad domineering dad, if I say do it her way its bad, coach was not very good.
Yea he uses basically Continental on everything, I started him with Eastern but it's devolved or evolved into Continental, he can rally like no bodies business, but serve? No. He'll get it, thanks.
Also I'm going to have him serve with this Wilson 9.6 oz Blitz or whatever it is, I had him serving with a K-Factor 95, about 12.3 oz strung, shouldn't make that big a deal, I started with a heavy 75 inch wood racquet, but oh well, just want him to GET the mechanics.