A very young tennis pro taught a junior group today with three four year olds.
The twins arrived five minutes early with their dad as I was setting up targets and the junior net.
This is when I learned that assumptions are dangerous.
How naive of me to think the dad would wait until the class officially started with the lesson plan I’d developed.
‘Hey, girls, let’s hit some balls.’
On the second swing in close quarters, one twin swung and clubbed the other in the head and it was instant tears.
My response was immediate and hopefully the point was well received…’and that is why parents should not try to insert themselves into junior lessons.’