Thread: Mental of a kid
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:14 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by NouKy View Post

Then i told him every 10 serves, you can only miss 1, and if you miss you will have to write 20 times "I cannot miss my serve" x number of miss out of 10 => I know I am bad, but i want him to feel that in this game he have something to loose.

then he made 4 double faults in a row, success 1 and then again double fault multiple time, just like in tournament.

I wanted to stress him to the equivalent of a tournament.

Am I in a right track to help him suppress that anxiety or should I stop to do that stupid thing ?

Someone once wrote on this board,

"Kids love tennis, until the parents ruin it"

I think you know the answer to your own question....

This is suppose to be his fun, healthy activity
( so he doesn't sit around eating chips and playing on his xbox, or later getting high with his friends as a teenager).

Lots of kids quit tennis...
It happens when they hit puberty, look around, and see their friends hanging out at the mall,
and the sport has become un fun as their parents are putting all this pressure on them.

Lay off.... Don't watch his tournaments or his practice matches.
Let him enjoy his sport, so he continues.

Last edited by tennis5; 02-25-2013 at 08:19 AM.
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