The benefits of starting off young
This is the age to start hitting a ball
Published: 16 Mar 2006 - 16:54 by rippa rit
Updated: 18 Mar 2011 - 13:31
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Starting off young has many benefits:-
- got no fear
- no expectations
- no hang ups
- the coordination/movement develops early
- the feel for the bounce of the ball and timing grow along with maturity
- the racket is a bit long but a couple of inches off the handle fixes that.
- If the game gels early, and courts are readily available, kids cannot help but become competent.
- When skill is recognised early events like,eg talent development squads, help set in place solid foundations.
- Junior rep teams players naturally address the mental aspects very early in life, eg taking defeat, as well as using tactics, learning to focus, use of the strokes and so on.
- Interstate teams or interdistrict matches give the juniors travel experience, and exposure to other elite players.
- All this happens more than in some player's life time, and the juniors are still Under 16 years of age.
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