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My 11 years & 8 months old son started learning Tennis about two years back. At present he is getting training from a coach and attending two sessions in a day. During these two years he has participated in around 10 local tournaments and have not won any in his U-12 category. The kind of players I see around and the kind of qualities this game demands, I am very concerned about his future, keeping in mind that competition is getting tougher day by day and after May he will be entering U-14 category.

From a critique point of view he is not consistent in his performance. Sometimes he is very good at court and sometimes very poor. His stamina seems to be less than other players of his age group. Initially he attains lead but cannot maintain and loses the game in the end. To talk about his strengths, he is fastest in his group, he can produce good winners. Along forehand his backhand shots are appreciating. He donít shy away to work hard. And above all he is madly passionate about the game and thinks nothing else but Tennis. North Indian melting summers or freezing winters could not keep him away from the court.

Though we as parents are not pushing him for any illogical wonders, we just want to help him realise his dream and want him to proceed with proper plan. Please advice how to set parameters and draw road map for his improvement and what goals should he set for himself ? Please also tell when & how one can see that this is not his cup of tea ?

Thanks & Regards

Gaurav

India

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 I WILL GIVE U A PARTIAL RESPONSE & HOPEFULLY CONTACT U LATER.... DO NOT PUSH...TEND 2 HIS EDUCATION & TENNIS WILL FOLLOW OR IT MAY' NOT>HOWEVER IT TURNS OUT DO NOT LIVE HIS TENNIS CARRER 4 HIM.....DO NOT WORRY ABOUT RANKINGS NOW  IF U HAVE $$ GET A TEACHING PROS OPINION OF HIS SKILLS & MECHANICS,,,CONTACT ITF OR AITA[ALL INDIA TENNIS ASSOC]  HAPPY TRAILS   SERVE 'EM UP!!!!!  ///////// HAVE SOME TIME TODAY & MORE NEXT WEEK  ANY MORE QS?I WILL GIVE U MY PERSONAL IDEAS NEXT WEEK    /UNTIL THEN KEEP SERVIN'/*)^  DO YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION???????????

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