Learn How to Play Tennis (and More!)
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Learn How to Play Tennis (and More!)

Simple guide teaching you the basics of tennis and an introduction to an arsenal of shots!!
4.3 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
45 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • become familiar with the rules and basics of tennis
  • hit forehands and backhands at a consistent pace
  • serve and volley the proper way
  • learn all other tennis shots including approach shots, drop shots, half volleys, lobs, and others
  • learn how to tell a good shot from a bad shot
  • improve footwork, agility, and balance through various drills
  • learn how to keep score and play doubles
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Requirements
  • have an interest in the sport of tennis
Description


Learn the basics of tennis and learn an arsenal of tennis shots!

This course has the following goals : 

  • Introduce the rules and basics of tennis.
  • Teach forehands and backhands so you can rally at a consistent pace!
  • Serve and volley the proper way!
  • Learn all tennis shots including approach shots, drop shots, half volleys, and lobs
  • Learn how to tell a good shot from a bad shot. 
  • Improve footwork, agility, and balance through various drills.
  • Learn how to keep score and play doubles.


The course will start off by explaining the tennis basics. This includes the parts and lines of a tennis court, the rules of tennis, the difference of tennis compared to other sports, what exactly is tennis etiquette, and what makes up a "correct" tennis shot. It will also help you in choosing the right tennis racquet and give you other recommendations for things such as tennis shoes, balls, strings, and grips. You will also be introduced taught the proper way to warmup and prepare for before you start hitting.


Tennis isn't tennis unless you are actually hitting, right? This course will teach you the main shots in tennis- the forehand, backhand, volley, overhead and serve. You will also learn other shots like the approach shot, lob, drop shot, half volley and other specific shots. I will also show you common mistakes that may occur in some shots and how to correct them. There are also parts where you can choose your own style- do you want to hit your forehands and backhands with a closed stance or open stance? Do you want to have a flat serve or a topspin serve? The course will give you room to develop your own style while maintaining a proper stroke. 


This course has about 75 minutes of video content, but like any good course it requires you to do some practice and work on your own. With enthusiasm and a little bit of hard work, you can expect this course to help you more than a one-on-one tennis lesson with a pro as it delivers more content at a quicker pace.

Who is the target audience?
  • anyone interested in learning how to play tennis
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Curriculum For This Course
40 Lectures
01:07:59
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Introduction
1 Lecture 00:29

Welcome to the Course! Intro to instructor, description of purpose of course, and explain outline of the course.

Preview 00:29
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Tennis Basics
6 Lectures 08:26

Learn the different lines and parts of a tennis court.

Preview 01:39

Learn the basic rules of tennis

Preview 00:49

How tennis compares to other sports

Preview 01:21

What is tennis etiquette and how it aids in the sport

Preview 01:11

How all tennis shots are similar to each other

Tennis Shot Tips
01:01

Section 1 Outline

Tennis Basics Outline
02:25
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Tennis Equipment
2 Lectures 08:42

Equipment that is needed and/or recommended before you get started

Tennis Equipment
06:41

Tennis Equipment
02:01
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Warmup and Preparation
2 Lectures 03:00

Stretches and exercises designed to help before starting to play tennis

Preview 02:05

The "reset" position in tennis which prepares you for the next shot

Preview 00:55
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Learning the Forehand
3 Lectures 06:38

Chris showing the forehand

Preview 01:02

Explanation of the forehand and its main components

Forehand Intro
04:50

A mini game designed to help in creating a loop in your forehand hit

Forehand Loop Game
00:46
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Learning the Backhand
4 Lectures 04:45

Chris showing the backhand 

Preview 01:00

Backhand Intro
01:33

Ready Position (updated)
00:49

Explanation of the open and closed stance

Open Stance vs. Closed Stance
01:23
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Learning the Volley
4 Lectures 06:48

Chris showing off the volley

Preview 00:31

Explanation of the volley and the different components that help to have a proper hit

Volley Intro
03:47

Common mistakes that occur when hitting a volley

Volley Mistakes
01:45

Chris showing the drop volley and half volley

Preview 00:45
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Learning the Overhead
3 Lectures 04:23

Chris showing the overhead

Preview 00:31

How to hit a strong yet proper overhead hit

Overhead Intro
03:03

Common overhead mistakes

Overhead Mistakes
00:49
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Learning the Serve
3 Lectures 06:55

Chris showing the serve

Preview 01:55

How to hit the serve and tips that help in improving the serve

Serve Intro
02:25

Serve Mini Drills
02:35
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Learning the Rest of the Shots
4 Lectures 04:44

Chris showing the approach shot, drop shot, and lob. 

Preview 00:34


Rest of Shots Explained
02:20
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About the Instructor
Christian Badulescu
4.3 Average rating
8 Reviews
45 Students
1 Course
Tennis Professional

Hi, my name is Chris Badulescu and my passion is tennis. 

I have been playing tennis since the age of 8 and have been teaching tennis for the past 7 years. 

I am a firm believer that you can improve your tennis game at any age- as I have taught kids and seniors alike- and have seen immediate results!