During this pandemic time I (Howard) have learned how young tennis players can be quite independent and we as coaches shouldn’t undermine that.
I (Howard) think we assume a lot we might over coach. We probably should give them a bit more kudos that they can work things out and find their own answers.
When I went to Switzerland, Benn Linder’s number 2 said his brother’s a teacher and he said: “The minute you give the child the answer, it takes away their opportunity to learn.“.
I (Howard) think that if just give them a little bit more chance to discover it might look messier from the balcony or through the window, but just give them a chance.