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Old 02-17-2013, 02:22 AM   #26
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Lots of HGH and a good doctor!

living vicariously though your children? tennis parents, beauty pageant parents, etc... just let your kids have their own lives, develop their own interests. back off a little.

even if you want to share your passion for tennis with your child at an early age, make sure that they play lots of different sports while they are young. they will develop better and will have coordination and will be able to choose what sport they want to pursue (might be tennis, might be something else, or maybe not even a sport). this was the case with Federer (played everything from squash to football).

they're your children, actual human beings, not your pets/robots. let them have their own dreams.

Sorry if this seems harsh, but i've seen too many highly strung tennis parents over-pressuring their children. someone has to say this.
Disclaimer: I'm NOT a coach...
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