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Old 02-26-2013, 09:12 AM   #12
GB Tennis
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IMO Having older tennis playing siblings is an amazing advantage for a prospective tennis player.... They are likely to have grown up on the court, if the kid is competitive they will constantly be striving to be better and beat their older brother /sister, they have a ready made hitting partner and we parents have learnt from our mistakes with the older kids. Downside = It can be really hard on the older child, particularly if they are close in age (18 months -2years). For your 4 year old, trade on the benefit, don't short-cut on technique and get them used to hitting and returning at the pace of their older sibling asap
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