Great question !
After my daughter saw some Venus and Serena tapes that I'd acquired, she suddenly became inspired and wanted to play. She was 5 yrs old. I signed her up with a coach and she took lessons for two years. The coach said that she had enormous ability and potential, and should continue. He said that she could "...smack the hell out of the ball."
And that she picked up the techniques really fast and had great focus for someone so young. But I stopped her lessons because as her father, I had to decide whether academics or sports was more important. I decided on academics. So she's taking Kunk-Fu classes now and is excelling there. She's also classroom representative right now, tops in her 3rd grade class, and is only 8 years old trying to write books.
I'm not bragging. Just so doggone proud of her.
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