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Old 06-28-2013, 10:26 AM   #55
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I pretty much used this with 2 of my 3 kids, to good results!
The other one just always begged to play with no effort from me.

I told them learning at school and working at a sport was developing mind &
body .... something our family will always do.
I told them tennis is what they would do unless they picked another sport out
of a love for it and if they did that would be great...because it helps greatly if
they take ownership, along with learning with a personal interest.
I shared tennis was our default sport since we had the equipment & the knowledge
in house, but we could branch out if they had a sincere interest in another sport!
Amen to that!

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For my part, I kept the focus on fun and learning, with very little concern for winning or even competition. Imo learning would lead to being pretty good and being good tends to lead to fun. Fun tends to lead to learning and it becomes a cycle that has worked well for us. None of them have beat Federer yet though, lol.
I agree, I like my kids to master at least one sport, competition is secondary to me.

I see already enough kids growing up making a fuss about a silly point in some silly tennis game as if their life is at stake, I certainly tell my kids about keeping perspective.

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