3 Tennis Programs that are Great for Beginners

Tennis is the sport of kings — quite literally. When the sport first came about, it was played almost exclusively by royalty. While it may be a popular, well-known sport now, tennis wasn’t always that way. For many people, taking up tennis as a hobby seems impossible. The demands of the sport can be difficult for beginners. However, there are several programs that can help newbies get the basics under control and give them the basic foundation they need to start improving

1. National Tennis Center

Sponsored by the USTA, the National Tennis Center offers classes throughout the year to people of all skill levels. The classes combine basic movement controls to help players master their forehand, backhand, and other common techniques with cardio classes to condition the body for the sort of exertion it will undergo during a standard match. There are also classes for those who aren’t brand new, but still lack the skill to play at higher levels.UC Berkeley Tennis Beginner

This class is perfect for those who have never played before. Best of all, it doesn’t require enrollment in the university. All it asks is that players come with their own racquet and the proper footwear. The class teaches the basics of grips and strokes, as well as positioning for singles and doubles. Participants are taught how to perform the basic movements, then given the chance to practice with other players. A coach will be nearby to correct any problems in form. The classes are offered on both weekends and weekdays, and are available at both morning and night.

2.  UC Berkeley Tennis Beginner

This class is perfect for those who have never played before. Best of all, it doesn’t require enrollment in the university. All it asks is that players come with their own racquet and the proper footwear. The class teaches the basics of grips and strokes, as well as positioning for singles and doubles. Participants are taught how to perform the basic movements, then given the chance to practice with other players. A coach will be nearby to correct any problems in form. The classes are offered on both weekends and weekdays, and are available at both morning and night.

3.   Lifetime Tennis — Tennis 101

This class is an introduction to the basics of tennis. It’s taught in four 90-minute sessions that are great for new players or older players in need of a refresher course. It teaches the basic rules of the game, as well as some of the central knowledge a player may need. There is a follow up class that is the same length that teaches everything a player would need to know about the mechanics of a stroke, positioning, and more. The follow-up class features real play that helps to drive home the lessons learned.

 

There is no better cardio exercise than tennis. Not only is the sport fun and addicting, but the subtle complexity makes it easy to learn and difficult to master. No matter how long you’ve been playing, tennis always offers more to learn.


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