Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by Lavs, Jan 2, 2013.
Well, looks like he's got options for his life already!
wrong section bro
you mean it should be in the "Future Pro Player Talk" section ?
impressive and smooth technique for a 7 years old kid...
(his backhand reminds me a bit of baghdatis !)
Doesn't seem that impressive to me.
Overall great game but a bad slice technique
I am retracting my statement as I have watched more of his game. Looks like he has a bright future ahead of him
Great Serve! Fun to watch.
Nice footwork too.
C'mon guys he is certainly a good player for his age. The problem is that a lot of the smaller kids are more coordinated at younger ages. Later on the bigger kids get better. Some of the smaller kids grow and some do not. The kid that has the talent, drive, and needed coaching all the way through is a rare kid.
Still too far to predict, but this is a talented kid.
How about comparing with future Nole, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHoksl74Qos ?
He looks good. Wish my 8y/o hit like that.
I particularly like the service motion. Smooth and going *up*.
But as others have said, it's a small kid who moves well. Tough to predict what the future holds.
There are many athletic big kids I have seen over the years. It is more of a result of exposure to multiple sports and activities.
Kids who play several sports, riding bike, skating/rollerblading, playing basketball, throwing football, etc when they are under 10 do better (after 10) than kids who practice solely tennis.
Tennis is a skilled sport and athletic kids can catch up once they spend enough hours to learn tennis skills.
Don't give big size as an excuse of being clumsy.
Get the big kids active and involve in many sports and you will see no difference between big and smaller kids. Look up youtubes of Jerzy Janowicz a 6 ft 8 inch guy playing tennis and compare with John Isner and Sam Querrey.
He looks really good to me, but I'm not expert.
What is depressing is seeing someone call a 7-yo "mindless baseline basher". Winning points at the net isn't the best strategy when the net is taller than you.
I just could not see from the video that this little kid would be afraid of charging the net. Actually this video is rather similar to several tennis recruiting videos for 1-2 star high school seniors. It would not surprise me if this kid has a good match against several 18 yr old boys who wanted to play D2-D3 tennis.
Agreed. That was an ignorant comment.
That kid is unbelievable for a 7-yr old. That doesn't mean he will be an elite junior or go pro. Still, it's funny to see the peanut gallery jump in and find fault.
I agree...he's been taught well and is off to a great start. I understand wanting to get some constructive input, but most of the time these vids are posted, it attracts negativity. Sad.
The 7 year old looks good. I would fix that backhand take back. I like to keep the hands down and the racket tip up.
Babolat pure drive 11 oz. She has used it since 7. 18G blackcode mains 17g biphase cross. 52lbs
I think its the string not the racket. You can make any racket play good it all depends on tension and string.
You might want to try the Pure Drive lite too. Its lighter, but also not quite as stiff as the PD, but stiffer the pure storm. Depends on how much weight she is ready to handle.
ga tennis, recently my daughter, which as you know uses the same string combinations as your daughter, except a little thicker, and still breaks every 2 weeks which is fine. A few months ago she was approached by Donnay and was given some demos to try. She ended up switching from her Babolat aero pro drive to the Donnay formula 100. She loves it, very easy on the arm (solid core, babolats are hollow), easy power, great control and overall compared to the babolat aero pro racquet it has very similar features (ie size, wt, open throat etc). Lower stiffness then the aero pro but does not have the flexure that you see with racquets like the pure storm or other lower stiffness racquest.
My son isn't "clumsy". He certainly doesn't have the footwork this kid has. He has coordination to ride Ripstiks and pogo sticks. He's not quick. Maybe it will change. Maybe it won't. When you are 99th height and weight, it's good and bad.
I agree that you can't just say "Oh, he's big so no need to tell him to move fast". I'm sure the kid in the video worked hard to get his footwork going.
Besides knowing how to win. Please list the attributes that AD has that you think will allow her to be a money making pro?
In your opinion, please list the things she needs to work. Thanks
May be this will inspire many kids, big or small, to work hard on their movement.
Jerzey Janowicz is 6 ft 8 inch. In this video, sometimes I thought he was Murray because of his movement.
Anybody who says anything negative should not be allowed to post, and you dont know anything about tennis...this kid is ridiculous for his AGE, impossible to predict but again excellent for his AGE, congrats and have fun with the journey!
Who are you referring to? Forums can be used for healthy debates without negativity. But some posters come on here making outrageous claims so I can see how things sometimes can get out of hand
I really paid attention to the video this time and realized he's only a few months older than my son. This little boy on the video serve is beautiful for 7. Very impressive serve'!!!!!!!! He is a GREAT little player!!!! Honestly I'm not trying to say anything negative but with his movement and effort whoever is coaching him really focus on fixing the early parts of the forehand and backhand technique. If you fix that now WOW he's gonna be INSANE!!!!!!!!!!
Dumbest post in a long time!!! Are you clueless how good most div2 players are????
Sorry I retread your post and saw you said those who wanted to play d2 or d3 tennis.
Ga, No apology is needed, as we have been overwhelmed by too many negative posts. I really meant this kid could have a good match against a few 1 star recruit. It doesn't mean he will win, but he will get a few games.
BTW, I was so surprised to find out a D1 college in NJ that has only one player ranked 1 star; the rest of the players have no star; many don't even show any tournament history. So, you will find many players in many D2-D3 colleges who are ranked out of #1000. On the other hand, top 30 D3 schools are loaded with 4 star recruits... Many really good foreign players are also playing for D2 teams...
I really impressed with Janowicz's drop drops. The big guy also moved better than Murray in this match. He surely played really well. Murray just did not play his best. He should have played a more aggressive game.
The kid is really really good for 7 years old. I hope he's having fun with the game - he seemed to be. We all know that how good you are at 7 means nothing for the future at the very top levels of tennis, but being that good at anything at a young age bodes very well for him. He's obviously able to work hard, be determined, keep his mind focused, and listen to directions.
To be a top tennis player as he grows up he needs excellent coordination, movement and hand-eye coordination at this age. Kids can get that from soccer, playing at the playground, baseball, air hockey, whack-a-mole, etc., but tennis gives it to them, too. The strokes are never forgotten - he now has the ability to play tennis well for his whole lifetime (though he may need a better coach for his backhand slice).
All the best to him.
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