The key to playing great tennis is sound technique. Tennis is a tactical game, and if you're able to execute strategically, then you're on your way to becoming an accomplished player. A private lesson with an experienced teacher can take your game to the next level.
Private lessons and semi-private lessons are available for individuals or groups of all ages, juniors and adults. A private lesson can give you targeted help on one particular area of your game or help you develop all your strokes. You could also focus on tactical play and mental toughness. All these areas can be covered with a few private lessons or over an extended period of regular lessons. Whatever your needs, here's why you should consider taking a private tennis lesson - either for yourself or your kids:
- To “detail” your pathway of development
- To understand the progression in terms of biomechanics in strokes, strategy and the mental aspect of the game
- To be evaluated on a consistent basis
- To ensure that stroke deficiencies do not cause injuries
- To be around someone who cares about you and your game outside of your family
- To see your game and strokes analyzed on video
Private lesson fees vary based on the tennis instructor. It is recommended that you do research on the tennis professional prior to taking a lesson. You want your family to be around a qualified teacher with a good reputation and solid values.
Lesson times generally are an hour but can be shorter in time based on age and ability of the player. Becoming efficient in all aspects of the game will allow you to enjoy the sport for a lifetime. A private lesson could be the next step in your or your child's development as a player.
Andrea Calvert-Sanders played varsity tennis for the University of Iowa and earned a sports management degree. In 1996 she joined the USTA Midwest Sectional staff and was director of Junior and Adult Competition until 2012. She has worked with tennis greats Billie Jean King, Patrick McEnroe, Jose Higuiras and Tom Gullikson. In 2011 she was inducted into the Indiana State High School Tennis Coaches Association Hall of Fame. She joined the Five Seasons Indianapolis team in August of 2014 as Director of Tennis Operations and Adult Women’s Tennis. She is married with two children.