Originally Posted by cool_olga
If she started at 6 or 7 it's still ok. Schuettler started at 11 :P She can make fast progress they've already said on gotennis she has nice shots. She surely sweet kid for now and I hope her career will be good but too early to say anything. Would be cool if she played doubles with Masha though
for sure she can still be good starting at tennis, it isnt that late to start. but they say that different ages are the best time to improve or make some aspects of tennis the best in a player. i read somewhere that between the ages of 7 and 9 is the best time to do something, cant remember what, couldve had something to do with reflex's or anticipation or foot movement/speed. sorry cant remember but i guess coaches would prefer that the player (i feel strange calling a child a player) have already played a bit of tennis before they get into proper training.
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