Originally Posted by Ash_Smith
This was the point of my original post, the height issue is reduced with the advent of mini-tennis balls - the rationale behind graduated mini-tennis is the ball is consistently in the players strike zone at whichever stage of development they are at. Therefore the same pro's and con's should apply at say mini orange as do at yellow - that's what i'd be interested to see.
In all the mini tennis I've seen there are only 2 boys that use the one hander. As lots of people have mentioned the ball very rarely is out of a comfortable strike zone for them. It is a perfect opportunity to get the mechanics drilled in.
I don't know why more coaches don't utilise this opportunity.
The way things are going, I think the one hander will be obsolete soon. (10 years) That is just my opinion though.