My niece started playing tennis around age 5. She now practices twice (!) a day and is home-schooled because of it.
She’s at a pretty amazing level. My shutter speed for this image is 1/250 sec and as you can see, the ball is still slightly blurred, which tells you there was some definite speed.
Here she is with her coach and mom (who hates being in photos and will kill me as soon as she sees). Being silly is one of her favorite hobbies and I LOOOOOOVE being silly together with her.
Through the net.
A parting B&W shot. Here is a shoot I did of her a little while ago where she’s NOT playing tennis: www.ritarosephotography.com/blog/alex