Originally Posted by tennis_balla
My dad was my main coach so I have a bit of a different point of view on this. I also knew a lot of other juniors playing at my time who had it the same. It can work out really well or go terribly wrong. Most of the time it doesn't work out well, but sometimes it does. I had a positive experience. My dad would coach me whenever I wasn't taking lessons, finances played a role in this as it does with a lot of families which is why a lot of parents opt to coach their kids.
I can understand the financial aspect and if as coach-dad/mum you are able to remain objective and wear those different hats with out making the relationship with your child difficult or strained then all credit!
Balla - you were obviously a lucky one!