Food for thought: More Practice matches.

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by tennis5, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. hound 109

    hound 109 Semi-Pro

    Sep 17, 2010
    Excellent take.

    I see SO many instructors working with smallish (for their age), quick kids & teaching them ONLY the power game......along with their bigger/stronger buddies. It's like they believe there is only one way to play.
  2. ga tennis

    ga tennis Hall of Fame

    Apr 19, 2010
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2012
  3. sundaypunch

    sundaypunch Hall of Fame

    May 17, 2011
    Carpet bombing this forum with stuff like this begins to feel like spam at some point. I really like the videos on his website and am sure he is a fine coach but don't you think you might be going a little heavy on the prosthelytizing?
  4. BSPE84

    BSPE84 Semi-Pro

    Aug 20, 2010
    Please stop...
  5. hhollines

    hhollines New User

    Oct 10, 2012
    Food for thought: More practice matches

    " type long posts with a few decent points. But as John Wooden says, do not mistake activity for achievement. This post of yours is silly and a total over simplification."

    A very typical response that I would expect (and thanks for one of John Wooden's classic lines as I know it well but you may want to also apply it to yourself . . .). I suspect you are part of the system for which my statement applied so obviously you will try to defend it . . . your response is over simplified and this is precisely why nothing will change with respect to our player development program.

    I'm not going to take the time to respond to each of your inadequate responses except to say I never said a pro had to be Top 75 (I know the break even for men and women pros) . . . and, just we are clear, to define pro as top 75 is stupid in this context. If the discussion was pros that make a living at it for a period time, which is not the context of this discussion, then you would make a fair point.

    Looking from the outside as a former collegiate player (dad played in the NBA), it's a shame how we defend a tennis development system that is clearly broken and flawed.

    As for my ability to type long posts, that's the result of taking collegiate athletics, using it to obtain a college degree, then a master's, then a law degree . . . :) . . . so instead of reading between the lines, I'll take that statement as a compliment but, for the record, I'll make more than just a "few decent" points :)

    I'll sign off with respect to this topic . . .

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