Sporting Kid Live
Written by Ker'Shyra Myrick
Tennis is a sport loved by millions of kids of all ages and abilities and seeing the emergence of the sport’s newest phenom – 15-year-old Cori “Coco” Gauff – inspires many youngsters (and their parents) to dream big, practice harder and train more often.
But too much too soon can sabotage a child’s love for the sport and drive them away from the court.
“When I was a young tennis player, I learned very quickly what burnout can do to you,” said Dr. Ricardo E. Colberg, a sports medicine and non-surgical Orthopaedic Physician at the renowned Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama. “The top five players when I was 10 years old were..."