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Old 12-19-2012, 09:17 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Mick View Post
there's this kid (15, 16 yrs old, i think) that used to show up every Saturdays at the park where i play. He had a coach and the coach did a great job on fixing his forms, all of his shots looked good.

One day, his father asked my hitting partner and I if we would want to play doubles. We agreed and proceeded to triple bagel the father-son team. It turned out the kid could only handle the kinds of ball that his coach feed. If it was slower, faster, higher, lower, or beyond the ideal hitting zone, the boy couldn't handle it. The father, although he didn't have as good of a form as his son had, he could handle most of those balls.

The coach was pretty disappointed but the kid never played other players. he only practiced with his coach. Not sure what happened but he stopped showing up at the park.
I hope he got a new coach. He may have quit tennis thinking he wasted all of his time. I hope they didn't pay the coach any money. So many horror stories like this about bad coaches.
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