Originally Posted by TCF
I never get this school of thought of laughing at people who tried to correct strokes. Okay....so what would you do as a coach? Teach all the kids the proper fundamentals, or simply let each kid hit every stroke any way they want to?
I am always curious when people bring up the fact a Shawn Marion made it in the NBA with an ugly jump shot.
Does this mean coaches should simply stop teaching or correcting technique because 1 out of 10000 talents can make it even with bad strokes?
So people mentioned Bartoli's flaws and suggested correcting them and she made it anyway. How about the thousands of others who never reached their tennis potential because they did not correct the flaws?
No, I'm not talking about the personal coaches who are there, in the trenches, knowing and battling the ins and outs. I'm talking about the critics. Standing on the sidelines, telling the up and comers that they're doing it wrong.
Possibility stands, they may be doing it right for themselves, or will correct it on their own time, in response to their own body and development. Pre-teen & teen years are just so different for everybody.
You can't possibly know why or how the strokes developed how they did, and why they persist or can or can't be corrected for now or forever.
I really believe Bartoli wouldnt have made it any other way.
Different strokes for different folks. (LOL. Sorry, couldn't help myself).