A different Golf / Tennis swing question...
Have read a number of threads on this topic and now have a specific question I'd be curious for views on. My son is 8 and plays golf, soccer, tennis, in that order of seriousness. He is a natural lefty but golfs righty, kicks lefty and started playing tennis righty. However, we were messing around today and I had him switch to lefty tennis. While he was less "stable", which I attribute to familiarity, he was hitting for much more power and you could actually see a much better swing. Especially his backhand, which he was absolutely crushing... I believe because it has a similar mechanic to his right golf swing.
So here's my question. Let's say I'm trying to "optimize" for golf because that's what he enjoys. Is he better off playing lefty tennis because then his backhand effectively mimics his golf swing, versus having a forehand on his right side? I know I am way over thinking this, but that's what I enjoy doing, as I'm quite curious by nature. If nothing else, I'm just curious what folks think!