Quick background: my husband was a tennis pro, played in college, and continues to play in men's 4.5 leagues today. Our son was never pushed into tennis but we would take him to the courts and teach him the basics. In the past year or so, our son has really taken to the sport. He's doing well and has started playing in tournaments. He takes lessons from a club pro and does the summer clinics in the AM. My son is VERY emotional(maybe it's the age thing) and he really wants to 'impress' dad with his tennis skills, etc. Here's where the problem comes in. My husband will go out with our son and will 'coach' him on court. Telling him to do what his actual coach said, giving him tips on strategy, footwork, etc. Unfortunately, my son has a short fuse and he melts down when my husband starts talking. He takes it too personally and gets distracted by emotions and the whole session becomes a mess. Then they both walk off court stating that they hate tennis...blah, blah, blah. And, I'm left trying to help them pick up the pieces. Honestly, I'm tired of it but my son is wanting to play 2-3 hours a day. I'd like to get him out playing out points, etc. Unfortunately, I'm on hiatus b/c of tennis elbow so I can't take him out. I've tried to set up times for our son to meet with other kids but they all seem to be on vacation or their parents aren't interested in 'letting go' of their kids and letting them get more court time. Anyone ever been there, done that with their own parents or children? Should my husband and son take a break from each other on court? What other strategies can I employ to help keep the peace?