Taking Tennis Lessons
Private lessons allow the coach to build on personal strengths and improve on any areas of development.
Tennis challenges you to improve, to hit your strokes and develop your strategy to become a more efficient, effective player. When you improve your game, you don’t just become a better player. You also get the satisfaction that comes from mastering a skill.
That’s where pros — teaching professionals, not pro players — and tennis lessons come into the picture. When you get serious about your tennis, even if you’re just playing for fun, you need to consider taking tennis lessons.
No tennis instructor, regardless of how much experience and talent he has, can turn you from a beginner into Maria Sharapova or Andrew Murray in one hour-long lesson (or even three, for that matter!). However, an instructor can help you improve your game in some very concrete ways, starting with Lesson 1.
Maximizing the efficiency of your hour
Before you show up for your first lesson, your pro should already know something about your game and, therefore, your strengths and weaknesses. The pro should understand what you need to work on and how you can improve. You should have described your game or even hit with the pro before you hired him, so that he’s familiar with your game.
During the lesson, ask for more information if your pro tells you something you don’t understand. When communicating valuable information about the game, good coaches have a knack for doing it with vivid examples, memorable catchphrases, or even gimmicky techniques.
Keep these tips in mind to get the most out of your time with your pro:
- Show up on time, ready to play.
- Do your stretching beforehand.
- Have all your stuff.
- Be patient — give your body and mind time to loosen up and get in the flow of things.
- Forget your pro and concentrate on the ball.
- Stay within your comfort zone.
- Enjoy yourself!
Please contact Andy on 07828 927 404 or Carlos 07966 370 527 for further information.