When I started middle school, My Mother thought that playing tennis might help me learn to handle mental pressure and learn how to focus. She took me to tennis camps close by to our house. Many of my tennis camp friends already knew how to hold a racket and how to hit a tennis ball with a lot of spin.
My Mother believed that if you want to get good at something you should get fundamental training when you first start playing it, so she hired private tennis coaches for me.
I excelled in tennis very quickly because of the fundamental training, but I was not winning matches because I became very emotional when I made mistakes while competing. If I made a mistake I would get upset or lose confidence in myself. Sometimes I lost matches against people that were less skillful than me.
Fundamental skills is not the only important thing to learn in order to play winning tennis. Mental training is just as important as fundamental training and sometimes more important.
I like to teach both mental toughness and fundamental tennis skills in order to make you winning tennis player.
I am a strong believer in having fun during training! It is better to learn solid fundamentals and correct form when we are young, but it is never too late to learn at any age.