Learn to play the easy way
Tennis Xpress makes tennis fun and easy to learn. Whether you are a complete beginner or looking to get back into tennis, Tennis Xpress will get you started quickly.
It is a group class so players get to meet others of a similar standard. Over the course of a 6-week term you will learn to serve, rally, score and play a match. Tennis Xpress courses are relaxed, friendly and fun and are fantastic for meeting new friends and getting the family involved in tennis. Tennis Xpress is also a great workout.
Tennis Xpress uses slower balls to make the game easier to learn and play so you will be able to have fun playing games or matches with your friends and family or just those you have met on your course.
What you learn
In week 1 you’ll get to know your coach and other players. From the very first session your coach will take you through some game situations in tennis, teach you how to score and you will finish by playing some points.
- Getting to know your coach and group
- Game situations
- Basic scoring
Dealing with Problems
In week 2 you’ll start to understand the flight of the incoming ball and develop your weaker shot. You’ll move on to proper tennis scoring and continue to develop your skills by playing lots of points.
- Incoming ball
- Developing weaker shot
- Tennis scoring
In week 3 you start to look at court positioning for both singles and doubles play. Your coach will show you how to maintain a good court position during a rally and during points.
- Singles positioning
- Doubles positioning
- Maintaining court position
In week 4 you’ll review court positioning before learning how to direct the ball and move your opponent around the court.
- Court positioning
- Directing the ball
- Moving your opponent
Putting it all Together
In week 5 you will become more comfortable maintaining a good court position during a rally and the different game situations by playing lots of doubles.
- Maintaining court position during play
- Doubles match play
Attacking and Defending
In the last week of the course you will try attacking and defending in both singles and doubles. By the end of week 6 you should feel comfortable serving, rallying and scoring and ready to continue playing tennis.
- Attacking tennis
- Defensive tennis