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Get rid of the anxiousness of creating your tennis lesson plans. Find new ideas with these tested lessons and make your student love tennis. ...

Get rid of the anxiousness of creating your tennis lesson plans. Find new ideas with these tested lessons and make your student love tennis.

You will find in the 80 pages tennis eBook: 10 tennis lessons explained in detail Tens of relevant images describing in full detail grips, positions, strokes, drills and many more 17 excellent tennis drills to use during these lessons and not only

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  • This is perfect! Just what I was looking for. These tips are easy to understand and laid out really well. I am a tennis coach and this will benefit both myself and my students. Thanks for taking the time to put this slideshow up!

    I have a website with a few quick tips for beginning tennis players if anyone is interested: http://www.squidoo.com/5-keys-to-tennis
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    • IntroductionWe are proud to present you the 10 Lesson Plans for Beginning Tennis Players, aneBook which will guide you through all the steps a tennis coach should go with hisstudent. Both young coaches and more experienced ones will find this material veryuseful as it exemplifies with relevant descriptions and images all the elements abeginning tennis player should now about.In just 10 Lessons the student will be able to know how to: • Have a proper grip • Execute a forehand ground-stroke • Execute a backhand ground-stroke • Rally • Toss and Serve • Execute a forehand volley • Execute a backhand volley • Hit a tennis overhead • Play a tennis gameAll these and more in an interactive and fun environment.The eBook is full of great ideas on how to introduce the beginning player to thiswonderful sport, to make his practice exciting and bring variety and fun every time.At the end of the 10 Lesson Plans you will also find 17 excellent tennis drills andgames that you can use in your classes.The 10 Lesson Plans eBook will provide you tennis tips on how to coach a youngplayer, how to detect common errors and much more valuable information.

Get rid of the anxiousness of creating your tennis lesson plans. Find new ideas withthese tested lessons and make your student love tennis.We hope we gave you an idea on what you can find here and how it is going to helpyou. Now, let’s get to action! 3 Page PREVIEW
    • ContentsIntroduction ..................................................................................................................................................3LESSON 1 - Learn Forehand Ground-Stroke .............................................................................................8 1. Introduction - 5 minutes ....................................................................................................................8 2. "First Things First" - 5 minutes ..........................................................................................................9 3. Ball, Racquet Control and Basic Footwork Drills - 7 minutes ......................................................9 4. Water Break - 1 minute....................................................................................................................11 5. Forehand Ground-Stroke Introduction - 5 minutes .....................................................................11 6. Forehand Contact and Follow-Through - 5 minutes ....................................................................12 7. Pre-Stretch, Contact and Follow-Through - 4 minutes ...............................................................14 8. Backswing, Contact and Follow-Through - 6 minutes .................................................................16 9. Put-It-All-Together - 7 minutes ......................................................................................................20 10. Water Break - 1 minute..................................................................................................................21 11. Practice - 7 minutes .......................................................................................................................21 12. Wrap-Up - 5 minutes ......................................................................................................................21LESSON 2 - Forehand Review; Learn Backhand Ground-Stroke ..........................................................22 1. Greeting and Warm-Up - 5 minutes ...............................................................................................22 2. Previous Lesson Review - 5 minutes ..............................................................................................22 3. Forehand Practice with Balls - 7 minutes .....................................................................................22 4. Water Break - 1 minute....................................................................................................................22 5. Backhand (Two-Handed) Ground-Stroke Introduction - 5 minutes...........................................23 6. Backhand Contact and Follow-Through - 5 minutes ...................................................................23 7. Pre-Stretch, Contact and Follow-Through - 4 minutes ...............................................................25 8. Backswing, Contact and Follow-Through - 6 minutes .................................................................27 9. Put-It-All-Together - 7 minutes ......................................................................................................30 10. Water Break - 1 minute..................................................................................................................30 11. Practice the new learned Backhand stroke - 7 minutes...........................................................30 12. Wrap-Up - 5 minutes ......................................................................................................................30LESSON 3 - Practice Forehand and Backhand Ground-Strokes; Learn to Rally................................31 1. Greeting and Warm-Up - 5 minutes ...............................................................................................31 2. Review of the Previous Lesson - 5 minutes ..................................................................................31 3. Changing the grip from Forehand to Backhand and Reverse - 5 minutes ...............................31 4. Practice the Forehand and Backhand Ground-Strokes from the Service Line - 5 minutes...31 5. Water Break - 1 minute....................................................................................................................33 4 Page 6. Basic Rally (no backswing) from Service Line; the Coach feeds the Ball - 7 minutes...........33 PREVIEW
    • LESSON 1 - Learn Forehand Ground-Stroke1. Introduction - 5 minutesA. Greet the new student by name as he/she enters the court (make sure you smile!:) Coach greeting the studentB. Present yourselfTell her how excited you are to be the one to help her learn this wonderful sport oftennis. Talk briefly about yourself (unless the new student asks you more details)then ask her what they expect from these lessons. Listen carefully withoutinterrupting!Important: At no time, you (as a coach) should wear sunglasses when talking withyour new client (or anybody for this matter). 8 Page PREVIEW
    • 2. "First Things First" - 5 minutesA. CourtPresent the environment that tennis is played on: explain the court lines (names andwhat they represent - e.g. singles line limits the singles court, service line is the limitof the service court, net is 3 feet at the middle, etc.), where the point starts fromand the boundaries for singles and doubles.It is important that the new player will feel comfortable with the court beforehe/she begins to learn hitting the ball.B. Racquet ElementsExplain which is the grip, neck and head (face) of the racquets.C. GripsDo short introductions of the main grips (continental, eastern forehand,semi-western and western grips; eastern and semi-western backhand grips). Let theplayer know that she does not have to remember them - just the ones she will learn- based on her feel when holding the racquet (discussed later).3. Ball, Racquet Control and Basic Footwork Drills - 7 minutesA. You and your new student position about 6 feet from the net facing each other(having the net between the two of you). Toss the ball back and forth catching itafter one bounce and moving side to side (from one doubles alley to the other andback) - see the graphic below: 9 Page Tennis Drill – “Toss over the Net” PREVIEW
    • I am not a fan of showing the students points/spots on the palm that should beplaced on certain grip bevels. The grip for the racquet should be based on what feelsright for the player with the emphasis that the strings should be facing forward atcontact. Forehand Contact PointB. Having talked about the grip, show the student a few forehand swingdemonstrations without and then with hitting the ball (bounce and hit).6. Forehand Contact and Follow-Through - 5 minutesHave the student position at the service line in an open stance (feet and hips facingthe net), holding the racquet at contact point (out in front, strings facing forwardand tip to the side). You are on the other side of the net, inside the service court.Feed gentle balls to the student instructing her to begin her swing from the contactposition (no backswing), push the incoming ball then finish with the racquet over theopposite shoulder (see pictures below this text). Emphasize the hand knuckles closeto the ear (palm facing out) and dominant elbow elevated (pointing forward) on thefinish. 12 Page PREVIEW
    • 5. Backhand (Two-Handed) Ground-Stroke Introduction - 5 minutesA. Demonstrate the Two-Handed Backhand by dropping balls and hitting them overthe net. Explain that it has most of the elements that she/he practiced during theforehand except some like: both hands on the racquet, different grips etc.B. Show your student the proper grip: right hand (if right handed) is holding theracquet in a Continental grip and left hand, which is the dominant hand forbackhand, in an Eastern grip (see picture below). Two-Handed Backhand Grip6. Backhand Contact and Follow-Through - 5 minutesHave the student position at the service line in a square stance (sideways to the net),holding the racquet at contact point: out in front, strings facing forward and tip tothe side (see picture below). You are on the other side of the net, inside the servicecourt.Feed gentle balls to the student instructing her to begin her swing from the contactposition (no backswing), push the incoming ball then finish with the racquet over the 23opposite shoulder. Emphasize the left hands knuckles close to the ear (palm facingout) and elbows elevated (pointing forward) on the finish. Page PREVIEW
    • Repeat the action until the student feels comfortable with the motion (about 25times). Backhand Contact Backhand Follow-Through 24 Page PREVIEW
    • LESSON 4 - The Serve1. Greeting and Warm-Up - 5 minutesA. Discuss the previous lesson and answer questions that the student might haveaccording to the last meeting.B. Warm-Up: a few exercises - hand-eye coordination, movement involving catching,tracking and throwing tennis balls.2. Serve Introduction - 5 minutesA. The coach explains the importance of the serve and does a few servedemonstrations from the baseline.B. The student is instructed where the serve is delivered from and to.3. Ball Toss - 5 minutesA. Tossing the ball properly is essential for a good serve delivery. The Coach explainsand demonstrates some of the elements that allow a proper toss control: hold theball gently in the finger tips, tossing arm extended and relaxed, smooth lift of theball, release above eye level, opening the palm just before the let-go-of-the-ball toavoid the wrist flick, etc.B. Student toss practice (see picture below). 35 Page Ball Toss Release PREVIEW
    • Overhead PreparationRepeat the preparation phase until it feels comfortable.B. Footwork, Preparation and Catching the Ball:You, the coach, should be on opposite side from the student, having a basket of ballsready; the student is inside the service court, in ready position.Let her know that you will begin feeding some high balls over the net toward her; sheshould turn sideways as soon as she will see the ball going up, let the ball bounce, getinto the trophy pose then catch the ball with the non-dominant hand, movingsideways.Repeat the action about 5 - 10 times emphasizing that the hands should only come upin the "trophy pose" only after the ball bounces.c. Footwork, Preparation, Catch and Serve:Do the previous action but this time, after catching the ball she will toss it andexecute a serve anywhere inside the opposite court.Repeat until it feels comfortable, emphasizing the forearm pronation (wrist snap) at 62contact (see picture below). Page PREVIEW
    • Footwork and Movement Drills12. Spider WebThe player starts at the baseline center and at command, she shuffles sideways tothe left corner (of the baseline and singles side line), then shuffles along the baselineto the other corner (right). She gets back to the baseline center from where shesprints to the left corner of service line and singles side line; from there she backpedals back to baseline center. She sprints straight ahead to the service-T (centerline and service line); back pedals to the baseline center. One more sprint to theright corner of the service line and singles side line; back pedal to the baselinecenter. Tennis Drill – “Spider Web”Repeat this patter 2-3 times depending of players athleticism and conditioning.Note: Do this drill as fast as you can; it is great for speed and stamina. 75 Page PREVIEW
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