The kid is really really good for 7 years old. I hope he's having fun with the game - he seemed to be. We all know that how good you are at 7 means nothing for the future at the very top levels of tennis, but being that good at anything at a young age bodes very well for him. He's obviously able to work hard, be determined, keep his mind focused, and listen to directions.
To be a top tennis player as he grows up he needs excellent coordination, movement and hand-eye coordination at this age. Kids can get that from soccer, playing at the playground, baseball, air hockey, whack-a-mole, etc., but tennis gives it to them, too. The strokes are never forgotten - he now has the ability to play tennis well for his whole lifetime (though he may need a better coach for his backhand slice).
All the best to him.
Last edited by NLBwell : 01-04-2013 at 10:19 PM.