Learn How to Play Tennis (and More!)

Simple guide teaching you the basics of tennis and an introduction to an arsenal of shots!!
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  • Lectures 40
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2016 English

Course 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.

What are the requirements?

  • have an interest in the sport of tennis

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • anyone interested in learning how to play tennis

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

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

Section 2: Tennis Basics

Learn the different lines and parts of a tennis court.


Learn the basic rules of tennis


How tennis compares to other sports


What is tennis etiquette and how it aids in the sport


How all tennis shots are similar to each other


Section 1 Outline

Section 3: Tennis Equipment

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

Tennis Equipment
Section 4: Warmup and Preparation

Stretches and exercises designed to help before starting to play tennis


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

Section 5: Learning the Forehand

Chris showing the forehand


Explanation of the forehand and its main components


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

Section 6: Learning the Backhand

Chris showing the backhand 

Backhand Intro
Ready Position (updated)

Explanation of the open and closed stance

Section 7: Learning the Volley

Chris showing off the volley


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


Common mistakes that occur when hitting a volley


Chris showing the drop volley and half volley

Section 8: Learning the Overhead

Chris showing the overhead


How to hit a strong yet proper overhead hit


Common overhead mistakes

Section 9: Learning the Serve

Chris showing the serve


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

Serve Mini Drills
Section 10: Learning the Rest of the Shots
Approach Shot Demo

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

Lob Demo
Rest of Shots Explained
Section 11: Footwork Drills

Drills to help with footwork and agility

Cardio Drills
Balance Drills
Section 12: Feeding the Ball
Feeding Progression
Feeding Game
Section 13: Other Skills of Importance

Learn how to play doubles tennis


How to keep score and what a tennis match consists of. 

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Instructor Biography

Christian Badulescu, 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!

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