A complete beginning tennis program:
A complete beginning tennis program: is for beginners of all ages with little or no previous tennis
experience. This program consists of lessons which introduce the basic fundamentals for a lifetime of enjoyable tennis. This
program has also been carefully designed to help make learning proper tennis both easy and fun. All topics are explained and
illustrated through a series of entertaining and informative lectures, on-court demonstrations, via the internet, and student
participation activities. Lessons are 60 minutes each and are scheduled at a time convenient to the student. Student to provide
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Topics of Private Tennis Instructions:
Several factors make tennis a very positive activity for children. It introduces them to a sport that
provides the aerobic activity and the strength building benefits essential to a healthy lifestyle. Studies indicate that the
time children spend watching television continues to increase. Not surprising is a corresponding greater incidence of childhood
obesity. More than ever children need to learn basic motor skills and the basics of motor development are thoroughly covered
in every successful tennis program. Most of the skills a child will possess as an adult will be developed between ages 3 and
10. These skills include walking, running, hopping, jumping, skipping, catching, throwing, kicking and striking. Tennis develops
all of these skills in addition to introducing children to other playing activities
Tennis; your sport of a lifetime... Health and exercise considerations... Clothes, shoes, rackets, and balls... The tennis court... The rules of tennis... The grip... Basic body movements... Warming up... The rally...
The ready position... The three parts of a stroke... timing..., footwork..., and the ideal stroke... Groundstroke fundamentals...
Forehand groundstokes; theory, technique, demonstrations, and student participation exercises... Common forehand grips...
Backhand groundstrokes; theory, technique, demonstrations, and student participation exercises... Common backhand grips... Choosing between a one-handed and a two-handed backhand...
How to watch the ball; a general discussion... What you should observe when watching the ball coming toward you... Techniques
for successfully watching the ball...
The serve and service return; theory, technique, demonstrations, and student participation exercises... The first
serve... The second serve... Service strategy...
Your first set... Keeping score... The tiebreaker... Tennis etiquette... Competitive basics... Learning strategy...
Introduction to intermediate tennis; the advanced tennis strokes... The approach shot,.... volley, half-volley, lob, overhead, and drop shot; theory and demonstrations... Words of good advice...
"More tennis can be learned off the court, in the study of theory, and in watching the best players
in action, than can ever be learned in actual play."
-- Bill Tilden
- Stroke analysis and evaluation; an objective assessment
- Weakness identification and improvement; a "fundamentals" approach
- Stroke development; technique, theory, and practice
- Strategic development; the psychological side of tennis
- Competitive conditioning; physical
development and exercise drills
- Special request topics
- Advanced hitting practice
Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still,
waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he'll never move.
How to develop your tennis performance right up to competition level:
Module 1: Planning
Module 2: Conditioning
Module 3: Mobility
Module 4: Endurance
Module 5: Strength
Module 6: Speed
Module 7: Injury Prevention
Module 8: Psychology
Module 9: Ergogenic Aids
Module 10: Evaluation Tests
Module 11: Competition Preparation
Here are some of the benefits you’ll accumulate from the training modules:
Improve the strength and power of movements by optimising the functioning of your nervous system
a leap in power and stamina as you change your exercises to mimic the intensities of your sport or event
by applying specific strengthening and mobility exercises -- a crucial technique all athletes should master
your circuit training to improve strength, power, economy and VO2 max
Improve ‘lactate threshold’ –
the best predictor of endurance performance – by using intense workouts close to maximum velocity
training’ to fine-tune the nervous system to sustain fast intensity for the full duration of your competitive event
Build endurance (rather than strength) for your common ‘at-risk’ muscles such as your back and trunk
constant speed and power right through to the final stretch (just when the rest of the field slows), using one of the world’s
most effective training methods:
Reduce your heart rate and deliver more oxygen to hard-working muscles by increasing blood
volume to exceptional levels before competition
Improve flexibility and avoid injury using the ‘dynamic strength
Quickly carve away body fat and replace it with lean muscle
Each module will move you towards a new