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

What is the target audience?

  • anyone interested in learning how to play tennis

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
00:29

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

Section 2: Tennis Basics
01:39

Learn the different lines and parts of a tennis court.

00:49

Learn the basic rules of tennis

01:21

How tennis compares to other sports

01:11

What is tennis etiquette and how it aids in the sport

01:01

How all tennis shots are similar to each other

Article

Section 1 Outline

Section 3: Tennis Equipment
06:41

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

Tennis Equipment
Article
Section 4: Warmup and Preparation
02:05

Stretches and exercises designed to help before starting to play tennis

00:55

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

Section 5: Learning the Forehand
01:02

Chris showing the forehand

04:50

Explanation of the forehand and its main components

00:46

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

Section 6: Learning the Backhand
01:00

Chris showing the backhand 

Backhand Intro
01:33
Ready Position (updated)
00:49
01:23

Explanation of the open and closed stance

Section 7: Learning the Volley
00:31

Chris showing off the volley

03:47

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

01:45

Common mistakes that occur when hitting a volley

00:45

Chris showing the drop volley and half volley

Section 8: Learning the Overhead
00:31

Chris showing the overhead

03:03

How to hit a strong yet proper overhead hit

00:49

Common overhead mistakes

Section 9: Learning the Serve
01:55

Chris showing the serve

02:25

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

Serve Mini Drills
02:35
Section 10: Learning the Rest of the Shots
Approach Shot Demo
Preview
00:55
00:34

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

Lob Demo
Preview
00:55
Rest of Shots Explained
02:20
Section 11: Footwork Drills
02:00

Drills to help with footwork and agility

Cardio Drills
00:35
Balance Drills
00:36
Section 12: Feeding the Ball
Feeding Progression
04:12
Feeding Game
01:11
Section 13: Other Skills of Importance
02:19

Learn how to play doubles tennis

02:38

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

The End
00:14

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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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