Originally Posted by TCF
Sit down and draw up an agreement that you both sign. Outline what your role will be, what is expected of her, a schedule of when you will work together. Put in a clause where mom or grandpa mediates any disagreements.
Each Sunday night sit down with her and lay out that week's schedule, practice, tournaments. Go into each practice with a set plan on what to work on that you both have agreed to.
Also be sure to communicate all the time about what is working and not working with your tennis relationship.
My wife and I are both lawyers . . . could you imagine trying to draw up an agreement in this family
. But your point is well taken and there must be an understanding and meeting of the minds . . . more verbal than written in our case.