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Luca Tennis tutor

I really enjoyed my first ever tennis lesson. Luca explains very well, he is patient and professional and we had a good variety of shots in the 2-hour lesson. I feel like I’ve learnt a lot and look forward to continuing.

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Luca Tennis tutor

Luca has been an exceptional coach! My last tennis training was about 25 years ago. Luca re-introduced me to the fundamentals, and inspired me to start playing again. He is highly recommended for experts, amateurs, and people like me who used to...

Paolo, 2 months ago

5.0
James Tennis tutor

Two hours with James was fantastically useful - I learned so much and my tennis technique improved dramatically! Highly recommended!

Damien, 2 months ago

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James Tennis tutor

James was a great coach, i recommend him! He does a great job of breaking down and explaining foot placement, momentum and techniques for every kind of swing. I'm a beginner, but i think I'll be playing much better quickly with James' help

Francisco, 2 months ago

5.0
James Tennis tutor

James's first lesson with me were tailored to my level and well structured, covering all the essential technical points. He not only illustrated the correct body movements very patiently and meticulously until I could replicate but also helped me...

Yang, 4 months ago

5.0
James Tennis tutor

In just one session, James taught me the different techniques needed to play tennis - forehand, backhand, serve, etc. It was really comprehensive for a short amount of time. Will recommend!

Isabel, 4 months ago

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Let a private tutor help broaden your horizons and develop your knowledge and skills in Tennis

After football, cricket, and hockey, tennis is the world's fourth most popular sport. This is pretty impressive when you consider that all the other sports are team sports and automatically will find it easier to get more people involved.

Let's have a look at the history of tennis, how to play a game, the benefits of playing this sport, the challenges you'll face, and how you can get better at playing tennis with the help of a private tennis tutor.

The History of Tennis

Tennis is thought to have evolved from a game played in Nothern France in the 12th century. It was initially played outside, but by the 13th century, indoor courts were becoming more common.

Racquets wouldn't be used in the game until the 16th century and by then, the game was completely played on indoor courts and players were allowed to hit the ball off the walls, too.

In the early 19th century, the invention of the lawnmower in the UK led to a boom in plenty of different sports played on grass including tennis, lawn bowls, football, and rugby.

The modern game of tennis was developed in Birmingham and the first lawn tennis club was founded in Leamington Spa. From there, British tennis clubs started popping up all over the country, with many also playing other sports.

Leamington held the first annual tennis tournament, three years before Wimbledon. Since then, tennis has become a global sport and the most popular individual sport in the world.

The Rules of Tennis

To play tennis, you'll need to know the rules. We won't go through them all, but we can explain the basics.

When you play tennis, there are either two or four players, depending on whether you're playing singles or doubles.  The server has to hit the ball over the net and into the legal area within the receiver's side of the court.

The receiver needs to return the ball to the opponent's side of the court and from there, the players start a rally. To score a point, a player must hit the ball into the legal area of their opponent's side of the court and their opponent must be unable to return it.

If the ball touches the ground or the same player twice without being legally returned, the sequence of play is over and the point is awarded to the player who last made a legal shot.

How Tennis is Scored

Tennis is particularly unique as a sport in the way in which it's scored. Once a player scores at least four times and also twice more than their opponent, they win the game. However, the numbers used for the score are not 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4, but rather love, 15, 30, and 40. The score in tennis is always read with the serving player's score read first.

When both players are on 40 points in a game, it's called deuce. In this situation, a player must score twice more than their opponent to win the game. When they've scored once more than their opponent, it's called advantage. Scoring again with advantage will result in them winning the game.

A set in tennis is a sequence of games. In most instances, to win a set, a player must win several games and by a margin of two.

A tennis match is divided into these sets and usually, this is either a best-of-three or best-of-five set.

The Benefits of Playing Tennis

Whether you aspire to become a professional player or just want to play the game of tennis for fun, there are a lot of benefits to participating in sports and tennis, especially.

Tennis players will increase their aerobic capacities as they run all over the court from the baseline to the net throughout the games in a set. This exercise will also work to lower your resting heart rate and blood pressure, improve your metabolic function, and burn fat.

When you work on placing your shots, your backhand, forehand, service, and return, you'll also look to improve your muscle tone, strength, flexibility, and reaction times.

Risks in Tennis

Don't forget that like with all sports, there are risks to playing tennis. As you chase the ball all over the court to return a shot, almost every joint from your head to your feet will be involved.

It's not uncommon for tennis players to sustain injuries and if you're new to sports, you might want to take it easy. Similarly, those with previous injuries and conditions might want to talk to their doctor or a medical professional before taking up tennis.

Private Tennis Tuition

If you're looking to learn how to play tennis or improve certain aspects of your game, consider getting help from a private tennis coach.

Similarly, if you just want to start playing tennis and learn how to play the game, you can make the most of your time with a coach. After all, whenever you try a new sport, you don't want to pick up any bad habits in terms of technique, especially when it comes to playing certain shots.

If you're looking for tips to improve your game, your coach will be able to evaluate your game while also showing you how to best your opponent. You can work on your stance, service, forehand, backhand, net game, and placing your feet. The biggest advantage of working with a tennis tutor is that you can work on whatever aspect of your game will help you to score more points and win a match.

Finding a Tennis Tutor

If you've decided that you want to work with a private tennis coach, you can start looking for them on the Superprof website. Private coaching is arguably the quickest and most cost-effective way to learn an individual sport like tennis.

Whether you want to play tennis at a very high level or are just looking for a way to keep fit, you can find tutors and coaches for all levels and budgets. Just make sure that you shop around and consider several different coaches before you start working with one.

Don't forget that a lot of the tennis coaches on the Superprof website offer the first lesson or session for free so you can try several different coaches out before you start working regularly with one.

FAQ's

💰What is the average price of Tennis lessons?
The average price of Tennis  lessons is £23.

The price of your lessons depends on a number of factors

  • The experience of your teacher
  • The location of your lessons (at home, online, or an outside location)
  • the duration and frequency of your lessons

97% of teachers offer their first lesson for free.

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💡 Why take Tennis lessons?
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💻 Can you learn Tennis online?
On Superprof, many of our Tennis tutors offer online tuition.

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🎓How many tutors are available to give Tennis lessons?
278 tutors are currently available to give Tennis lessons near you.

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✒️ How are our Tennis tutors rated?
From a sample of 42  tutors, students rated their private tutors 5.0 out 5.

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