Tennis is not the easiest kind of sport for beginners to learn, but if you start playing right, you are more likely to become lifelong player. When beginners start playing and especially kids, the key, obviously, is to ensure that they are having fun. The best approach to ensure they have fun and learn tennis well is to keep them feeling success.
To guarantee success, use progressions, central to the teaching style. Start playing small, simple, and easy.
For a few kids the best age to start playing tennis is as young as age four. A lot of are ready by five, and nearly all are ready to start playing by seven. The chief prerequisite for a lesson with a professional is the capability of paying attention and pursuing simple directions, and for group courses, knowing right from left is very useful. How much consideration span is necessary for taking your child out yourself depends on your tolerance. If your tolerance gets strained, your beginner will identify this and almost certainly end up not liking tennis.
Parents! Believe it or not, you may have some real enjoyable time playing tennis with your children, even if you're a skilled tennis player and they are just about to start playing.
Start playing with beginners at the net and you on the opposite court, about ten feet away. We will call this level as Step One out of the first steps in tennis. You should hit as close as possible to beginner's racquet so that he or she can make an easy shot. Be careful to aim your shots to the side or above beginner's head, so that when he misses, he will not get a tennis ball in the face. Get closer to each other if this helps with accuracy and gentleness. Beginner ought to try to make the tennis ball bounce between you and the net.
When you just start playing with the beginner keeping the ball is equally challenging task for both you and your opponent because beginner's shots will go all over the court, making you adjust while still making controlled and a very accurate shot. Establish a goal of hitting ten successive shots two times and when you made it let's move on to the Step Two.
At the Step Two, both of you stand at the service lines, playing the ball gently trying to make again ten successive shots twice. Here, you may run like mad and make shots of all kinds, low and high, but you ought to try to make the ball bounce quietly to beginner every time. If your opponent likes to run, aim your shots from side to side, but don't forget about that gentle bounce. Move on to Step Three.
At the Step Three, both players should move back to the middle between the baseline and service line. Your objective now is eight successive hits just once. The difficulty playing at this distance may surprise you. You will run even more, and it's going to be harder to return the ball back to beginner gently and at the accurate height.
At the final Step Four, both of you will attempt to make six consecutive hits one time, baseline to baseline. If your opponent is just making his first steps in tennis, six shots will be a pretty hard goal.