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    Just another rant about teaching pros.

    Youtube has a lot of good information. But for kids, unless you have developed one, you aren't completely sure of the journey it takes to develop a beginner to a D1 level player. If you have multiple kids, after developing the oldest kid and have seen the process, a parent can probably forego a...
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    Just another rant about teaching pros.

    I tell my son’s coach to teach everything the Federer way. When in doubt, do what Fed does.
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    USTA junior tennis change in 2021

    I think this is a welcoming change. This said, the level of competition is fairly high in green dot. A lot of parents who think their kid is too good for orange will enter green dot and find out they can't get pass the first round.
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    USTA junior tennis change in 2021

    I heard a rumor that starting in 2021, U10 can petition out of the USTA red/orange/green progression pathway. Is that true? If yes, how exactly does that work?
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    Junior Forehand

    This is what the top 10 year olds are like. Not your average 10 year old. The top ranked ones in socal are all very close to this level.
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    Junior Forehand

    I am just responding to the comments that he won't see the benefit of a compact swing. If you see how hard these 11-12 year olds hit, you would think he can benefit from it.
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    Junior Forehand

    If he wants to be good he needs to have the correct strokes at 10. Top 20 U12 kids in socal are already hitting harder than most adult 4.5 players. He really doesn't have that much time.
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    Structuring Practice for a 10-Year Old

    From my own experience with my son, playing a set is too time consuming and cuts into practice time. Plus it's not a real match because he is playing against dad. Instead we play points without serve and arrange him to play sets with other kids. And I also think you get a lot of ideas on what to...
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    Not being able to keep up with my teammates

    In real life, a 4.5 wouldn't have a 3.5 hitting partner unless she is very pretty and you are literally hitting on her. I can totally understand why your friend is pissed off if you tried to match his pace and ended up spraying balls all over the place. I think you are better off finding...
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    Junior Forehand

    I think as parents one of few things you can control is the esthetic of your child's strokes. I don't like leaving things the way they are if you think down the line the stroke needs to be changed. Besides you said you got him to hit the way you wanted back in the summer, it's not like he can't...
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    Advice for entry level mountain bikes

    I just sold three of my 10 year old mountain bikes for top dollars. I got 300 dollars per bike more than what I would have gotten last year. It's a great time to sell if you want to get rid of old bikes that you aren't riding anymore.
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    USTA National Campus Orlando ?

    If you can't afford paying tournament fees, you should be telling your kid to do well in school instead of feeding her pipe dreams of becoming a professional tennis player.
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    Miserable state of current tennis

    Roger will be back in January.
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    Comfortable Poly?

    Cyclone is rougher on the arm than Alu Power.
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    USTA National Campus Orlando ?

    Best we can is not a goal. Just saying...
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