Tennis is known the world over as a prestigious sport for both men and women, but it’s also played by those who are at the beginner and intermediate levels. In order to learn more about the sport, or to sharpen their skills, many players may select one-on-one lessons with a tennis coach. While these are a great resource for players at all skill levels, they aren’t the only want to learn how to play this sport. By skipping out on group tennis lessons, players may miss valuable instruction and experiences that can help them improve their game — and have fun.
Why are group tennis lessons so important when you’re learning a new sport or brushing up your skills in one you’ve played for years? Here are three things you can get out of group tennis lessons that you just can’t get with individual training.
- Teamwork: Tennis isn’t often thought of as a team sport, but playing doubles (two-on-two) can turn it into one. Not only do you get the chance to interact with other tennis players, but you may even make new friends. It also gives players the chance to help each other out by offering constructive feedback and advice.
- Professional Courts: Racquet and tennis clubs are often home to some of the best outdoor and indoor clay tennis courts, so you get an experience similar to that of the pros. Some instructors are even current or former pros, too, so you’re always getting the guidance you need from people who know the sport best.
- Real Practice: Sure, working with an instructor on your tennis footwork drills can be enlightening, but you’re playing against a pro — not one of your peers. Group lessons give you the chance to play singles or doubles against people who are learning just like you.
Have more questions about how you can have fun and learn about tennis with group lessons? Leave a comment, and get in touch with a tennis club near you.