Elevate Your Tennis Game: Learn from Champion Andre Agassi
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Level up your tennis game with the next best thing to a private lesson. Master insider secrets and a winner’s mindset.
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Created by Andre Agassi
Last updated 1/2017
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 8 Articles
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn techniques for essential swings (forehand, backhand, serve, and more)
  • Develop game strategies to defeat your opponent
  • Practice Andre's own drills proven to advance your game
  • Build confidence in your tennis strengths and abilities
  • Adopt the mental approach of a champion
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Requirements
  • Students should have a basic to intermediate knowledge of tennis, including a basic understanding of each swing and tennis rules
  • All a student needs to take this course is a computer or mobile device with internet connection
Description

Boost your tennis game in no time with this course from eight-time Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi. For the first time, one of the game’s all-time greats is sharing 20 years of tour experience to help you advance your skills and give back to the game that gave him so much.

These bite-sized lessons focus on only what’s most important to help you improve and see immediate results on the court. Andre not only covers specific techniques and strategies for all essential strokes, but also how to develop the mental tenacity and focus that sets a champion apart.

The course will help you:

  • Learn the fundamentals and improve every shot in your game including forehand, backhand, serve, volley, overhead, tweener, drop shot, and more

  • Understand best practices for racket grips, body positioning, and when specific shots are most effectively played

  • Identify the secrets of Andre’s signature moves: the two-handed backhand and return serve

  • Learn how to listen to the sounds of the game to read the ball and anticipate how it will move

  • Apply strategies that will keep your opponents off balance and unable to guess what you will do next

  • Practice Andre’s own proven drills to improve your skills, both alone or with a partner

  • Adopt the champion’s mindset that took Andre years to develop

Make a valuable investment in your tennis game with this course. With lifetime access, you can complete the course at your own pace, from wherever is convenient for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • Advanced-beginner and intermediate tennis players
  • Tennis fans and enthusiasts who want a better understanding of the game
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Curriculum For This Course
62 Lectures
01:05:53
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Introduction
4 Lectures 05:57

Andre welcomes you to the course and gives an overview of what he will cover, from tips and techniques to mental strategies.

Preview 01:32

In this lecture, Andre explains how work ethic, discipline, and focus helped him engage with the game and how you can apply this to your own life.

Preview 02:25

In this lecture, Andre shares his DIY vibration dampener of choice and how paying attention to the sounds of the game can give you an advantage.

Pro Tip: Vibration Dampeners & The Importance of Sound
01:59

Instructions for picking a racquet dampener to use throughout the rest of the course.

Your Turn: Pick Your Dampener
00:01
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Andre's Forehand
8 Lectures 07:40

In this overview, Andre identifies his areas of focus for his forehand stroke.

Forehand Overview
00:44

In this lecture, Andre explains the benefits of both the Eastern and Western forehand grips and how to choose what’s right for you.

Forehand Grip
01:38

In this lecture, Andre explains why the 12-Inch Rule is one of the most important lessons in tennis.

The 12-Inch Rule
00:58

In this lecture, Andre breaks down the different stages of his forehand shot and his approach strategy.

Forehand Take Back & Follow Through
00:59

In this lecture, Andre explains why it’s helpful to think of the tennis ball as a clock to learn where to make contact for different shots.

The Tennis Ball is a Clock
01:11

In this lecture, Andre shows you how to manage different paces of shots from your opponent.

How to Deal with Pace
01:11

In this video, Andre presents a forehand drill you can use to improve your hand speed and ability to fire your hips.

Preview 00:58

Instructions for Andre's forehand drills.

Your Turn: Forehand Drills
00:01
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Andre's Backhand
7 Lectures 09:28

In this overview, Andre explains why he sees his backhand stroke as an opportunity.

Backhand Overview
00:49

In this lecture, Andre shows you his two-handed backhand grip of choice and the advantages that come with it.

Backhand Grip
02:22

In this lecture, Andre shares the optimal body position and foot placement for generating a powerful backhand shot.

Preview 01:49

In this lecture, Andre explains how you can get shots at your ideal strike point.

Strike Zone & Strike Point
01:13

In this lecture, Andre shows you the grip for his slice backhand and how he uses it as a defensive shot.

Slice Backhand
01:26

In this video, Andre shows you an effective drill to practice your backhand shot and master hitting different areas of the court.

Andre's Backhand Drill
01:48

Instructions for Andre's backhand drill.

Your Turn: Backhand Drill
00:01
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Andre's Serve
10 Lectures 12:10

In this overview, Andre explains what’s important to him in a serve and how he uses it to set up his next shot.

Serve Overview
01:07

In this lecture, Andre shares his service grip and breaks down the essentials of the ball toss.

Serve Grip & Ball Toss
02:58

In this lecture, Andre explains the three different 1st serve options available to you—the flat serve, kick serve, and slice serve.

1st Serve Options
01:46

In this lecture, Andre shares how you can keep your opponent off balance by disguising what kind of serve you are hitting.

Preview 01:01

In this lecture, Andre shows you how to approach your 2nd serve depending on where your opponent is standing.

2nd Serve Strategies
01:16

In this lecture, Andre shows you two different approaches to foot positioning during a serve.

Serve Feet Position
01:09

In this lecture, Andre explains how you can use a sneak serve to throw off your opponent’s rhythm.

Sneak Serve: Switch Up Your Timing
01:06

In this lecture, Andre explains how to read your opponent and play at a pace that gives you an advantage.

Be Aware of Your Opponent
00:59

In this drill, Andre recommends a technique that forces you to improve your second serve.

Andre's Serve Drill
00:47

Instructions for Andre's serve drills.

Your Turn: Serve Drill
00:01
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Andre's Return of Serve
6 Lectures 06:17

In this overview, Andre explains how he narrows the focus of his return and uses the return of 2nd serves to make a statement.

Preview 01:26

In this lecture, Andre shows you how to choose a return grip that prepares you for any type of serve.

Return of Serve Grip
01:20

In this lecture, Andre demonstrates how to position your body from your feet to your hips.

Return of Serve Body Position
01:35

In this lecture, Andre discusses how mixing up your court positioning can disrupt the serving rhythm of your opponent.

Throw Your Opponent Off: Change Your Court Position
00:58

In this drill, Andre recommends having a partner serve from the service line (instead of the baseline) to improve your reaction time.

Andre's Return of Serve Drill
00:57

Instructions for Andre's return of serve drill.

Your Turn: Return of Serve Drill
00:01
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Andre's Volley
7 Lectures 05:25

In this overview, Andre explains how volley skills can shorten a point and keep your opponent guessing.

Volley Overview
01:16

In this lecture, Andre demonstrates why he uses a continental grip for his volley.

Volley Grip
00:33

In this lecture, Andre explains how elbow positioning, head positioning, and eye level are crucial to your volley game.

Volley Body Position
00:57

In this lecture, Andre shares two rules that can help you decide when it’s right to come in to net.

When to Volley
01:25

In this lecture, Andre demonstrates where to hit your volley depending on the height of the ball.

Where to Volley
00:32

In this drill, Andre shows you how you can become skilled at volleying crosscourt.

Andre's Volley Drill
00:42

Instructions for Andre's volley drill.

Your Turn: Volley Drill
00:00
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Andre's Overhead & Tweener
8 Lectures 06:02

In this overview, Andre explains why your mindset and footwork set you up for success on your overhead.

Overhead Overview
00:47

In this lecture, Andre demonstrates why he uses an Eastern grip on his overhead shot.

Overhead Grip
00:57

In this lecture, Andre shows why you must never let the ball get behind you on an overhead and the footwork to prevent that.

Overhead Body Position
01:11

In this lecture, Andre stresses the importance of knowing where you will hit an overhead in advance.

Where to Hit an Overhead
00:34

In this lecture, Andre demonstrates when it can advantageous to the let the ball bounce before your overhead shot.

When to Let the Ball Bounce
00:40

In this lecture, Andre shows you how to execute the tweener shot, but stresses that it should only be used as a last resort.

The Tweener
01:05

In this drill, Andre shows how you can practice your overhead and moving back on the court to make the shot smooth.

Andre's Overhead Drill
00:48

Instructions for Andre's overhead drills.

Your Turn: Overhead Drills
00:00
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Andre's Drop Shot
6 Lectures 03:59

In this overview, Andre explains why having a drop shot is a great weapon to keep your opponent off balance.

Drop Shot Overview
01:14

In this lecture, Andre explains why a good drop shot is played with slice and what to do immediately after your shot.

How to Hit the Drop Shot
00:31

In this lecture, Andre explains why the best time to use a drop shot is when you are gaining control of a point and moving past the baseline.

When to Execute the Drop Shot
00:42

In this lecture, Andre demonstrates how he disguises his drop shot as a backhand to surprise his opponents.

Drop Shot Disguise
00:41

In this video, Andre shows you a drill you can practice to perfect playing an easy drop shot up the line.

Andre's Drop Shot Drill
00:51

Instructions for Andre's drop shot drill.

Your Turn: Drop Shot Drill
00:00
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Andre's Mental Strategy
5 Lectures 07:43

In this lecture, Andre talks about how tennis is a problem solving game and the misconception that it’s a reaction sport.

Tennis is a Proactive Game
02:07

In this lecture, Andre discourages spending energy on hitting spots to instead focus on pace and spin.

Forget Hitting Spots
00:47

In this lecture, Andre explains why it’s best to take your risks when your strengths are involved.

The Importance of Calculated Risk
01:06

In this lecture, Andre stresses the importance of staying focused until your match is over and never giving your opponent an opportunity to shift the momentum.

Preview 01:07

In this video, Andre recalls how his father used a ball machine to help him develop fundamentals, but stresses the importance of live practice with an opponent.

Slaying the Dragon: Using Ball Machines
02:36
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 01:15

Andre closes out the course with a reminder to not be overwhelmed by how much there is to learn and focus on one or two things at a time.

Conclusion
01:15
About the Instructor
Andre Agassi
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Former #1 World Tennis Champion

After turning pro at the age of 16, tennis prodigy Andre Agassi rose to international fame, earning 60 men’s singles titles, including eight Grand Slam singles championships, over a 20-year career.  A former World No. 1 player, Agassi is the only male player ever to win all four Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal.  He was also a member of three winning Davis Cup teams (1990, 1992 and 1995).  On July 9, 2011, Andre was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame for the Class of 2011.

While his tennis career took him all over the world, Agassi always stayed connected to his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada.  In 1994, at the age of 24, he created the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education.  Early activities included building a shelter in Las Vegas for abused and neglected children, creating the Andre Agassi Boys and Girls Club, and developing Team Agassi, a tennis program that nurtures professional players and puts college within reach.

Over 20 years, the Foundation has honed its mission to focus on transforming public education.  In 2001, the Foundation opened the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, a tuition free K -12 public charter school, in historical West Las Vegas with approximately 1,200 students.  Recognized as a model charter school, Agassi Prep graduated its first senior class in June 2009 with a 100 percent college acceptance rate, as were the graduates in the class of 2010 and 2011.

Since the inception of the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education in 1994, $185 million dollars has been raised to benefit the mission of the Foundation including $118 million from the Grand Slam for Children fundraising event.  The Grand Slam for Children served as the Foundation’s primary fundraising vehicle and brought together international stars to raise awareness and money.

After retiring in 2006, Andre Agassi has increased his focus on his Foundation and on promoting education reform.  He is also building a lifestyle business through endorsement relationships, joint venture investments and real estate development.  In November 2009, he released his autobiography Open, which reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and continues to hit record sales internationally.

In June 2011, as part of an effort to expand his impact on education, Andre partnered with Turner Impact Capital on an innovative new real estate fund – the Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund – to promote the success and growth of best-in-class charter schools in urban communities across the United States. By the fall of 2015, the fund had developed 70-75 schools, serving 35,000 students.

Most recently, Andre launched BILT by Agassi & Reyes to provide the public with the actual fitness machines hand-developed by him and his strength and conditioning trainer, Gil Reyes.  Andre won eight Grand Slam titles and dominated the world of tennis throughout his long career by recognizing the importance of strength, conditioning and safety through the use of these innovative machines.

He is married to tennis superstar, philanthropist and businesswoman Stefanie Graf.  The couple resides in Las Vegas with their children, Jaden Gil and Jaz Elle.