Have you ever wondered what a typical one-to-one tennis coaching session includes? What kind of things will you do with your coach? And how will they help you improve your game?

Getting your first tennis lesson can be daunting. You want to improve your game but you're not sure of the best way to go about it. We've all been there. Getting a one-to-one session is a great way to get started.

Why should you book a one-to-one tennis session

Here at Top4Tennis we run a number of group sessions that are great for a more social tennis experience and a perfect way to improve your game in a fun environment. But if you want to make big gains, fast, your best bet is a personal lesson.

Getting to know you

Before your first session, we'll spend some time getting to know you, your level and your tennis ambitions. That way we can tailor your lessons to help you make the most of your time with us. We'll learn about your experience in the game: maybe you're a complete beginner or you've played at a decent level before and want to get back into the swing of things. 

How Does a Lesson Start?

As with any sport, it's a good idea to start with a warm-up. We do this with every session to activate your muscles, avoid injuries and generally make sure you're up to speed before we get started. 

Usually we'll start with a few drills without the ball: short runs and footwork exercises. But there are warm-ups that include tennis skills, too:

Getting specific

Once you're warmed up, we'll go through a few different drills to target specific areas of your game. These could be focusing on footwork, serving, your groundstrokes, volleying and more. 

It doesn't take long for a trained eye to spot areas that need improving in your game. Having spoken with you already and watched you play for a few minutes, I'll be in the perfect position to take you through a few drills to work on your weaknesses. 

Take this example@ One drill that focused on stepping forward and hitting winners on the forehand side. As with any sports skill, it's about repetition. That way, when the situation occurs in a match, you've done it countless times before and can pull off the shot you need when you need it. 

Match Play

I normally end one-to-one sessions with some match play. This gives you a chance to put your newly-learned skills to the test in a competitive environment. Hitting the right shots correctly when you've got all the time in the world is one thing. Nailing them when under pressure and thinking about your footwork is another.

Match Play is an important part of improving your tennis, so it often takes a central role toward the end of each lesson.  

Want a one-to-one tennis coaching session?

You're in the right place. Contact Top4Tennis today to speak to us about your first tennis lesson. Want to come with a friend or make it a family event? No problem! Get in touch via the contact page or email Info@Top4Tennis.Net.