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"I'm a last-minute kind of guy. When the spirit moves me, I can book lessons in a matter of seconds on PlayYourCourt.com and the instruction is the best I've ever had. What's not to like?"

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"I love the convenience of PlayYourCourt. The nearest tennis club is almost 30 minutes away, but now I can get lessons and play matches right in my neighborhood."

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"I am so glad I found PlayYourCourt, my instructor Richard is fabulous! I was a newbie to tennis and knew absolutely nothing, but after taking lessons I am now playing in a beginner league. Coach Rich has really inspired me to take my game to another level."

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Atlanta, GA
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Beginner Tennis Lessons

For most of its history, tennis was taught backwards. Coaches started beginners by teaching them the basic strokes first, then teaching them how to play the game (strategy and tactics).

Beginning in the 1980s, the tennis industry began to realize that players would learn strokes better and quicker if they first learned how to properly judge an incoming ball and get in the right position. Tennis associations also discovered that players who learn stroke skills in a playing situation retain those skills longer and can recall them during a match.

Start With Rallying for Beginner Tennis Lessons

Certified and trained tennis coaches no longer stand at the net and feed beginner players easy balls from a basket. Beginners today start with short-court rallying, learning how to tap the ball to a partner on the same side of the net, progressing to rallying over the net while standing only a few feet from the net.

As beginners learn how to judge balls, move their feet and control the ball to a partner, they move back toward the baseline a few feet at a time. This helps players learn tennis skills under control using all of the skills needed to play tennis, not just forehand and backhand swing techniques. As beginners begin to master rallying, trained coaches then begin making specific stroke changes, such as working on the grip, the backswing and the follow-through.

Low-Compression Balls for Beginner Tennis Lessons

Another teaching tool trained coaches use when working with beginners is low-compression balls. These balls don’t bounce as high as regular balls, allowing students to control them better and rally longer. Because the balls also don’t fly as far as the harder, regulation balls, beginners aren’t afraid to make a full swing when practicing new strokes. This helps develop longer swings and more topspin and slice.

In most cases, a PlayYourCourt tennis professional can have you serving, keeping score and rallying from the baseline after a few lessons. You won’t be ready for league play in this short timeframe, but you’ll be able to practice with a friend when your coach isn’t there. This type of practice is also more fun and helps you burn more calories.

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Have any questions?

How do I know I’ll love my coach?
We are so confident in our coaches that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If we can’t find the perfect instructor for you then we will refund your unused lesson credits.
Where will the lessons take place?
We come to any court of your choice. Not sure of the closest court? No sweat, our coaches will recommend a convenient location.
I've never played before, do you work with beginners?
Absolutely! Our certified instructors regularly work with players of all ages and ability levels.
Can I start with a trial lesson?
You sure can, although we offer a 100% money back guarantee so most students start with a lesson package to save money since there is no risk.
How much does it cost?
Our rates vary depending on location. Enter in your zip code below to see the rates in your area.
Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely! Each extra person is only an additional $10 per hour. Adding friends to your lesson is a great way to cut down on your lesson costs.
How do I schedule and pay for my lesson?
You can book directly through our website or feel free to call us at 301.575.6112. We're happy to answer any questions and help you find the perfect tennis coach.
How do I get in contact with my instructor?
Once you have booked your lesson package, you will immediately receive your instructor's contact information. The quickest way to schedule your first lesson is to call or text your coach and they'll get back to you asap. If your coach doesn't hear from you they'll reach out within 24 hours.

We send the best coaches at the lowest prices to a court near you!

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