The CAP Sports Academy is established as a premier sports academy in Dubai and provides coaching services for Tennis, Swimming, Yoga and Badminton through a team of highly qualified coaches. The academy provides tennis training for beginners as well as advanced level. Private coaching for individuals or small groups is also available at the Cap Sports Academy for people of all age groups. The academy provides morning and evening specially designed tennis batches for adults.
The Basic Tennis Skills Beginners Need to Acquire
Given below are the basic tennis skills which beginners can acquire from beginner tennis lessons in order to become a good tennis player:
1. Warm-Up – Running the Lines
Tennis can be physically demanding and hard on a player’s body, whether it’s moving rapidly across the court, serving powerful strokes, or reaching for a forehand. Stretching and warm-up routines are crucial for avoiding injuries and boosting your stamina on the court. By focusing on these in your everyday tennis lessons in Dubai, you can help avoid common problems like tennis elbow and rotator cuff tears. During a tennis match, players must keep their limbs warm and their body alert. Stretching and warm-up activities are essential for improving body flexibility and avoiding injuries. Also, this is a great opportunity to point out the names of the lines of the tennis court, which the players will be referring to throughout the drills and games.
2. The Frying Pan
The coaches will start with the fundamentals, such as hand-eye coordination in tennis coaching in Dubai. Even though it’s a straightforward exercise, the dribble can improve your player’s hand-eye coordination. Start by asking your player to set a tennis ball on the face or strings of their racquet while holding it face-up like a frying pan in their dominant hand. Once the ball starts to bounce on its strings, carefully have them start moving the racquet head up and down. Ask them to keep it bouncing as long as they can after it begins. Some players, especially those with excellent hand-eye coordination from others will find this to be dead simple. You can determine your player’s fundamental level of expertise by watching how they execute in this drill.
3. The Dribble
This is more like an upside-down version of the frying pan. The tennis coach Dubai can instruct the players in Group Tennis lessons to grasp a tennis ball in their non-dominant hand and a racquet in their dominant hand. Then, ask them to drop the ball in front of themselves and strike it with their racquet in the direction of the ground until they develop a smooth, continuous dribble. To ensure that they can maintain the dribble, encourage your player to move as the ball goes. Make a game out of it by asking them to continue as long as they can while keeping track of how many seconds they last. You can gradually increase the speed of the dribble, then gradually drop it back to a leisurely dribble if you want to adjust the difficulty level.
Tennis is a type of game which requires constant movement of the foot from the time the ball is served until the point is won. Learning the right footwork will help in saving your time and energy. For learning footwork should perform drills and exercises on a regular basis.
From the time the ball is served until the point is won, tennis is essentially a game of perpetual movement. You can move around on the court quickly and effectively without wasting time or energy by learning the fundamentals of footwork, like as the split step and side shuffle. Include footwork routines on a regular basis in your basic training programme to be quick and nimble when playing. This is excellent practise taught in tennis training in Dubai help in brain and muscles development which must work together to get your feet in the appropriate place while playing.
You need to earn to maintain the right foot balance this will help you prevent injuries such as leg injury, knee injury or any other injury. Balance can be maintained with the help of exercises. The exercises can be performed on the tennis court or at a gym.
Balance is important when playing points as well as when taking shots (aiming too near to the line might lead to errors, but a centre stroke offers little to improve court position). Tennis success depends on both attacking and defensive performance. Too much dependence on the former can lead to mistakes because aggressive tennis calls for strokes that land close to the lines, but relying heavily on defensive shots can exhaust a player quickly because more running will be required. Just by observing a player serve, it is obvious how often it is to strike a balance between aggression and safety.
Coordination plays a very important role in tennis. The player needs to maintain proper coordination between their hands and foot movements. This will help them to be a good tennis player. You can increase your coordination with the help of solving puzzles and other exercises.
Coordination is when the central nervous system organizes the body, to satisfactorily solve a movement problem, for the least uptake of resources. It involves rhythm, balance, and reaction. When you become adaptable, you can deliver the best possible answer to a movement problem/situation. In tennis-specific movements, combining the skills of a split-step, crossover and side-steps to move to a shot is called Interoperability and you can only get skilled at it if you have proper coordination. Systematic coaching helps in creating effective motor skill proficiency with the integration of coordination training.
7. Forehand and backhand strokes
There are various strokes in tennis from all of them the forehand and backhand strokes are very important strokes to be learned by the tennis players. It is very widely used stokes. You should make these strokes a part of your tennis practice sessions.
In addition to being an offensive weapon, the forehand must also be a reliable defensive tool. The most typical stroke will be fairly flat or with a little topspin, but it’s also crucial to be able to hit defensive shots by slicing or blocking the ball back. There are many various forehand drills available, but this may be the one area where people do not require too many specialised exercises. That is because a person will get more forehands than any other stroke in any kind of match. Building muscle memory is the key, then proceeding from there.
For most players, a backhand is anything but natural, whereas a forehand comes naturally. Early backhand development is far more challenging for most players, and choosing the right style of backhand is challenging as well. Any player should be aware that they can choose to hit a one-handed or two-handed backhand as their first stroke. Players who aren’t exceptionally powerful are typically advised to use the extra hand to gain more strength. Because they develop a particular method of playing early on and never change, this is why many professionals now employ a two-handed backhand.
Ball Toss Forehands & Backhands
Add a ball toss to the straightforward forehands and backhands drill to make it more challenging for your learner to judge ball speed, move their feet a little, and pay attention to timing. By positioning you and your players on opposing sides of the net, the exercise will also start to imitate the sensation of playing tennis.
Take your ball basket to one side of the court and stand 2 to 3 feet from the net on the centre service line. Have your students prepare for a forehand or backhand by standing in the middle of the serving line. In this variation, a tennis ball will be gently tossed in the direction of the player and will land so that it will bounce just in front of them, about waist high. This drill can help to make the player for coordinated.
Side to Side Forehands and Backhands
This is slightly twisted than the previous one. We can start the player in the ready position and alternately toss balls to their forehand and backhand instead of throwing the ball directly to their forehand or backhand. You should be able to tell at this point if a player is at ease using the strokes. You can either continue with the drill or take a step back and have them practise the first two drills until they feel more at ease, depending on how comfortable they are.
It’s crucial to push your students. But there’s a thin line between difficulty and frustration, and that can have a significant impact on how a player feels about their advancement. You can take this drill a step further if your pupil is succeeding by not telling them whether you’re going to throw them a forehand or a backhand. Many beginning tennis players will find this tough but possible, which is where you want your player to be, between shifting their feet, switching to the right grip, and determining the depth of the ball.
8. The Serve
Because it’s the one point you can fully initiate and control, the serve is extremely important. Tennis serves are made up of a number of little motions, so you’ll need to concentrate on mastering each one until you can perform it automatically. Work on perfecting your ball throw, establishing a reliable point of contact, and timing each action. After you’ve put everything together, you may focus on honing the specifics of your technique.
Volleying is a method where a player puts pressure on the opposing opponent by using “short-punch” strokes (i.e., little or no backswing). Volleyball is typically played near to the net and is thought of as an attack strategy that keeps the other player on defence. During your practise sessions, focus on volley drills to hone this important aspect of your game.
10. Toss and Block Volleys
Ask your pupil to stand three or four feet away from the net, on the centre service line. To stand near the service line or a few feet closer to the net along the centre service line, move to the other side of the court. Review the fundamental motion of a forehand volley before launching any balls. Have them stand in their beginning posture with their knees slightly bent and racquet heads at or near eye level. Then, instruct them to let go of their hand and advance their opposing foot across their bodies while maintaining their racquet in front of them to strike the ball. It’s critical to emphasise that they shouldn’t swing at volleys because beginners have a tendency to do so. Have them practise their forehands after they’ve become used to the movement, then have them practise their backhand in the exact same way.
11. Split Step Volleys
Similar to the previous drill, you should set up your position. You’ll start your player this time at the middle of the service line here. Start off by discussing the split step and how it affects volleys. After that, demonstrate to them how to split-step while standing still and have them do it several times. After that, show how to advance a few steps before taking a split step and bending your knees to show that you’re prepared to advance into a forehand or backhand.
Restart the service line with your students after you’re confident they understand the concept. Allow them to go a short distance before instructing them to “split,” toss the ball to their forehand, and then move forward with their opposing foot to punch the ball. Students should go through this technique again for their backhand. You can make this exercise a little more difficult if they’re starting to get the hang of it by not telling them where you’re going to throw the ball.
12. Basic terminology
There is some terminology which includes tools, techniques of each game which you will help you in understanding the game in a better way. The new beginners should take information about the basic terminology of tennis from their coach.
Here are some common terms you will hear in tennis classes Dubai
The line at the back of the court that runs parallel to the net.
The two boxes on either side of the net. A server must serve from one side of the court into the service box diagonally opposite them.
The external court lines that run parallel to the singles lines. These lines are considered ‘out’ in singles, but ‘in’ when playing doubles.
Types of stroke
A stroke is the way you swing a tennis racquet to hit the ball.
The serve (or service) starts the point. A player has two serves per point, called a first and a second serve.
The shot played when the palm of the dominant hand is facing forward.
The shot played when the back of the dominant hand is facing forward.
A stroke where a player hits the ball back over the net (using a forehand or backhand) before the ball bounces on their side of the court.
Types of play
A tennis game played by two opponents.
DOUBLES + MIXED DOUBLES
A match between teams of two players. In doubles tennis, the tram lines come into play.
Terms of play
A call made when a ball falls within the playing area.
A call made when a ball lands outside the playing area.
When the ball does not land in the opponents court. A fault can be called if a serve, forehand, backhand or volley lands outside the playing area.
Most commonly called when a player’s serve hits the net but lands in the correct service box. A let can also be called if a point is interrupted by an outside interference. In the event of a let a point is replayed.
A point won by the server when the receiver doesn’t touch the ball.
- Love – meaning zero
- 15 – when a player wins the first point of a game
- 30 – when a player wins two points in a game
- 40 – when a player wins three points in a game
- Deuce – when the score is 40-40 it is called Deuce.
- Advantage – the point played after deuce. If the player with the advantage wins the point the game is over
Tennis is a fun learning sport. This sport is very Beneficial for your mental and physical health. It helps in reducing stress and making your muscles more flexible. There are various levels of tennis such as beginners’ level, advance level and intermediate level. At beginners level you need to learn some basic terminology this will help you in being a good tennis player in future. You need to hire an experienced coach to sharpen your skills.
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At what age can my child start tennis lessons?
Your child can start tennis lessons from as young as 3 years old with our Tennis program. In these lessons, children develop their coordination and motor skills, preparing them for later training stages. Lessons at this age are usually limited to 30 minutes in length.
What program is best for my child?
Each child is different in their motivation to play, their abilities and their concentration levels. For this reason, we have a number of tennis coaching programs and time lengths to suit each person. A trial session is given to all new players to allow coaches to assess a player’s skill level and to therefore place them in the program best suited to their individual needs.
Does my child require their own racquet for the lesson?
No, we are able to loan a racquet for your child’s lesson. Once your child has started lessons, we supply them with their first racquet upon payment of the terms fee for free. This ensures they get the right size racquet, which is important at a young age.
What do I need to wear and bring along to coaching?
Please wear cool and comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. Tennis or running shoes are recommended and must have non-marking soles. In summer please remember a hat, sunscreen, and a water bottle.
When & Where are the lessons held?
CAP TENNIS ACADEMY has a number of locations for you to choose from. Lessons are held before and after school and during weekends. Sign up for your trial sessions and CAP’s coach will contact you to speak about your preferred location, day and time. And CAP academy coaches also travel to the locations personally for sessions when the client is having access to the court nearby or in the community or society.
How do I enroll?
Current students can simply contact their current coach to discuss further lessons. New players are encouraged to sign up for your trial session through our website.
Can I enroll after the term has started?
You can enroll after the school term has started by contacting our management or sign up for your trial session. Lessons will be charged for the remainder of the term.
Do I need to re-enroll each term?
Players should let their coaches know at the end of each term if they are continuing lessons. If you require a change to session type, day or time, please speak with your coach and we will make every effort to accommodate you.
What happens if I miss a lesson or there is rain on the day of my lesson?
Any lessons that are missed due to bad weather or coach unavailability are credited into the following term’s invoice. If you are unable to make it to a scheduled lesson, please contact your coach and if there is a lesson that isn’t full you can make up a lesson in that class, but if not you, forfeit the lesson. If your child gets a long term injury, then we will credit those classes on the next terms Inv.
How do you work out which is the most suitable group for my child?
Group and Squad sessions are structured according to age and ability. Children are placed in groups of similar ability and age to themselves. We also use our Certificate program as a guide so that each child’s progression can be planned and monitored. Please be aware that this may mean siblings of different ages and abilities may be placed in different groups.
When is my child ready to play Hot Shots Leagues and/or Junior Competition?
At CAP Tennis Academy we monitor all our players closely and will recommend to you when your child is ready to join our Sunday practice competition. Red, Orange and Green Ball competitions are organized almost every weekend.
Does my child or myself need to be a Club Member to have lessons?
No, you don’t need to be a club member to have tennis lessons. Membership is required for players wishing to compete, and we encourage membership for parents who wish to play with their child. Our management can help you with this process. Yearly membership rates are very cost effective and allow you to play all year round.
Why do you use Video Analysis in many of the coaching lessons?
All children learn differently, but visual learning can be extremely effective, particularly for younger students. Video analysis allows players to compare their technique to professional athletes and assess their own improvement, helping players to better understand their current ability and goals.