Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by baseline08thrasher, Dec 28, 2008.
Nothing entertaining about someone abusing people. Or is there?
you're confusing tough love & discipline for abuse
Yeah, that post was wrong. Abuse is a coach putting his hands on a kid in a violent way. Abuse is a coach who calls a kid worthless, insults their appearance, or tells them they are losers, etc.
Being brutally honest strictly about their tennis games or work ethic is not abuse. In fact, its more abusive to tell a kid and parents they are the next Federer like some coaches do, just to keep the money rolling in, while you never even address obvious flaws that will derail them some day....now that is abuse.
Robert would be a very rich man if he told parents and kids what they wanted to hear, especially with his track record. If anything, he is the opposite of an abusive coach.
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