Originally Posted by tball2day
There are some players that do not like to be videotaped, this isn't just a parental decision.
While OP only wants to tape his daughter, I know many people use that cover to tape opponent in actuality.
Videotaping may be helpful but parents that do it can be annoying and a huge distraction.
Frankly, when your kid is a really good player, it is surprising how many parents decide that is the match to tape.
Not being sarcastic, but I don't understand what could be annoying or distracting. I have a mount that hangs on the back fence. Takes 30-sec to put up prior to warm-up, and I walk away. The entire thing is matte black so there are no distracting colors or reflections, and it doesn't move. I don't stand on the sideline panning back and forth with a handheld. After the match, I take it down and move on.
I don't know many high-level players that aren't videotaped to study technique anyway, so it wouldn't be new to them.
Re using the video to gain advantage over an opponent; none of the juniors I know are finished products. If you spend time analyzing opponents, you waste time needed to develop you own player. Also, I am already watching and making notes while I chart the match. If I can't find a hole in the opponent while watching, I am not going to have an epiphany while reviewing the video.