Ten Lesson Plans for Teaching Beginning Tennis Playersby Cosmin Miholca
A comprehensive, step-by-step guide for teaching tennis to beginning players (both kids and adults), tailored towards coaches and tennis parents who are looking for a way to introduce their children to this wonderful sport.
- Ten Live Lessons - Focusing on Technique, Tips & Drills
Comprehensive 45 to 65-minute lessons, showing how to teach the technical elements of the main tennis strokes: serve, groundstrokes, volley and overhead.
- General Tips for Teaching Beginning Tennis Players
The program includes a special section with additional tips and advice, which coaches and tennis parents can use to improve the technical aspects of beginning players' technique.
- Tennis Drills and Fun Games for Beginners
A variety of drills to improve both technical elements and footwork, as well as fun tennis games, important for improving hand-eye coordination, movement and racquet skills.
- Lifetime Access to the Program
Lifetime access to 600+ minutes of high quality video lessons, plus additional tips and drills, which will help any coach or tennis parent in finding ways to keep their students interested and motivated over time.
In this series of videos, Cosmin Miholca, a certified tennis teaching professional, along with the help of his daughter Bianca in the role of student, cover a wide range of topics in a way that feels like you are right there on the court with them.
From the first time a player picks up a racquet, all the way to learning how to play an actual tennis match using technically sound strokes, this extensive program is an excellent resource for both coaches and tennis parents.
- Lesson no. 1
1. How to make a great first impression as a coach
2. Fun ways to introduce the court, teach the different elements of the racquet, and forehand grip
3. How to test and practice hand-eye coordination with your new student
4. Racquet-ball exercises for beginning players
5. Ball tracking and footwork exercises
6. Forehand Groundstroke - technique lesson.
- Lesson no. 2
1. Fun warm-up exercises/games recommended for beginning players
2. Footwork patterns: moving to and away from the ball
3. First rally: coach and player (how to shorten backswing to control the ball)
4. Forehand groundstroke review - technique, drills
5. Two-Handed Backhand Groundstroke - technique lesson
6. Review of forehand and backhand groundstrokes technique, drills and rally
- Lesson no. 3
1. Warm-up exercises for beginning players - hand-eye coordination, footwork, creative games
2. Rally consistency game
3. Learn how to feed the ball to begin a rally - tips and practice game
4. Groundstrokes technique; footwork drills with emphasize on recovery steps
5. Full-court rally - consistency challenge
- Lesson no. 4
Serve Lesson - technique and drills (part 1 of 2)
- The Toss
- Grip and Pronation
- Racquet Back-Drop
- Serving with an abbreviated swing
- Drills, tips for coaches and parents
- Lesson no. 5
1. Serve Lesson - technique and drills (part 2 of 2)
- Practice the previously learned technical elements of the serve (abbreviated swing)
- Adding the serve backswing
- Adding the knees bending
- Put all serve elements together
2. Review of forehand and backhand groundstrokes - technique and drills
3. Introducing one of the best footwork drills
- Lesson no. 6
1. New warm-up exercises
2. Serve technique - review, shadow swings, drills
3. Scoring System in Tennis- a creative way to teach the tennis score
4. Groundstrokes game - emphasize on consistency under pressure
5. Return of Serve Lesson - technique, footwork, court positioning
6. Game - practice keeping score, rally consistency
- Lesson no. 7
1. Introduction, review, creative warm-up drills and games
2. Groundstrokes technique review - footwork and drills
3. Tips on the tennis balls that coaches and parents can use in teaching beginning players
4. Serve technique review: shadow strokes, rhythm and practice drills
5. Return of serve review: positioning, footwork, shadow strokes and practice drills
6. Game Play: tennis scoring, match beginning analysis, points play
- Lesson no. 8
1. Warm-up: footwork, hand-eye coordination
2. Forehand and Backhand Volley - technique lesson:
- drills for ball and racquet control using a continental grip
- what is, when and where the volley is hit from
- contact and follow-through technique
- creative drills to help with volley technique: grip, contact, avoid backswing, avoid swinging, forearm strength, racquet control, etc.
3. Forehand and Backhand Volley - footwork
- Lesson no. 9
1. Warm-up: new creative exercises - footwork, leg strength, racquet-ball control
2. Forehand and backhand volley - technique review
3. Transition from Baseline to the Net:
- introducing the short ball approach
- drills and tips
4. The Overhead - technique lesson
- grip, preparation, footwork, ball tracking, technical elements
- progression drills and tips
5. Transition from baseline to the net (drills)
- groundstrokes, approach shots, volleys and overheads (emphasize technique and footwork)
- Lesson no. 10
1. Introduction and tips for coaches and tennis parents
2. Technique review: serve, groundstrokes, volleys, overheads
3. Rally drill - coach and player:
- practice serve, groundstrokes rally, transition to the net, volleys, and overheads
4. Shot Placement - lesson and drills:
- the concept of how to place/direct the tennis shots
- placement drills practicing the main tennis strokes learned so far.
* Plus lots of Tennis Tips and Drills for Teaching Beginning Players.
Cosmin Miholca is a certified tennis teaching professional with more than 30 years of coaching and playing experience.
He's the founder of WebTennis24, a comprehensive website providing online lessons, tips and drills for players, coaches and tennis parents.