Would you like to Start…Playing Tennis


Why You Won’t Become a 4.5 Tennis Player (Watch This)

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How Tennis is Played | Tennis Rules | Beginner

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Beginner Tennis Lesson: Whats in the Bag / What You Need For a Tennis Match

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Beginner Tennis Lesson | How To Hit Forehands & Backhands

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Too Late to Start Playing Tennis? Ask Ian #28

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How to Play Tennis in 10 MINUTES Forehand, Backhand, Serve Lesson

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Buy your tennis balls in bulk so you never run out. You won’t get far playing tennis without the game’s namesake ball, and at first glance it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the options. Tennis balls are typically sold in recreational, championship and professional varieties. For a true beginner, a recreational or championship-level ball is adequate. Read the 7 tips below on how to get started playing tennis: 1. Make the mental decision to begin.

Like anything else, you need to want to do something in order to do it. Maybe you’ve wanted to learn tennis for a while now, but your career, family life, social schedule, or whatever else has gotten in the way. Tennis is a sport that can help keep you fit, active and improve your hand-eye coordination, while having fun at the same time.

It’s never too late in life to pick-up a racket, hit the courts and learn the basics. And one of the biggest added benefits is that it’s a social game, too. Most places have free tennis courts that you can play on outdoors.

If you are looking to play indoors then you may need to find a gym or a club with indoor courts. Tennis Racket. Getting a tennis racket is one of the first things you will want to do. If you are a tennis newbie then you may want to borrow one from a friend before making a. Friday, 14 August 2020 (2 hours ago)Looking to pick up a tennis game?

Here’s your guide to all the gear you need to start playing—and what you don’t– from rackets to. Get your gear – it’s simple, to get started in tennis all you will need is a tennis racquet and ball. Don’t forget comfortable sport shoes and clothing. Learn the rules – The rules aren’t something that you need to master at first but are good to follow once you get the hang of things.

The folks at the Tennis Industry Association share the top 10 reasons why you should start (or keep) playing tennis. No. 10: A Longer Life 1 of 11 Scientists and doctors around the world point to tennis as one of the healthiest activities that you can participate in because it delivers overall physical, mental and emotional gains. Most tennis instructors would say that about 5 years old is the youngest age for most kids to start playing tennis. This is about the age when kids are starting to develop the necessary motor skills, attention span, communication and listening skills to be able to grasp what is being taught.

Anywhere from 5-9 years of age is a good starting point. Tennis has been called a sport for life so it may be best to start young to enjoy it for the duration. With the added emphasis on community-based organizations in cities, rural areas and in the suburbs, it is very easy to start playing the game as early as three or four. When did you start playing? I started playing around six or seven.

Learn to play tennis for the first time ever. I will show you the simplest way to start playing tennis.

List of related literature:

I’d always wanted to take up tennis (Phillip had been an avid player for eight years) and thought it would be a fun way to stay in shape.

“What's Age Got to Do with It?: Living Your Healthiest and Happiest Life” by Robin McGraw
from What’s Age Got to Do with It?: Living Your Healthiest and Happiest Life
by Robin McGraw
Thomas Nelson, 2010

When you are practicing you should, of course, work on all aspects of your game so you can develop a variety of tennis tools.

“Tennis: Winning the Mental Match” by Allen Fox
from Tennis: Winning the Mental Match
by Allen Fox
Allen Fox, 2010

I’d played tennis as a teenager myself, but always just for fun with my family or school friends.

“Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” by Amy Chua
from Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
by Amy Chua
Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011

The focus is on learning tennis on smaller courts and using slower bounce (low compression) tennis balls to make the game proportionally the same for the young beginner as it would be for an adult.

“Play Practice: Engaging and Developing Skilled Players from Beginner to Elite” by Alan G. Launder, Wendy Piltz
from Play Practice: Engaging and Developing Skilled Players from Beginner to Elite
by Alan G. Launder, Wendy Piltz
Human Kinetics, 2013

I began playing tennis when I was six years old.

“An American Hedge Fund: How I Made $2 Million as a Stock Operator & Created a Hedge Fund” by Timothy Sykes
from An American Hedge Fund: How I Made $2 Million as a Stock Operator & Created a Hedge Fund
by Timothy Sykes
BullShip Press, 2008

For young tennis players, I first allow them to have fun while they develop their motor skills, their confidence, and an understanding of how and why balls bounce.

“Nick Bollettieri's Tennis Handbook-2nd Edition” by Bollettieri, Nick
from Nick Bollettieri’s Tennis Handbook-2nd Edition
by Bollettieri, Nick
Human Kinetics, 2015

I loved tennis so much that any chance I got I would practice by hitting a tennis ball against the back wall of the bank building across the street from our house.

“Selling Sunshine: 75 Tips, Tools, and Tactics for Becoming a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur” by Tony Hartl
from Selling Sunshine: 75 Tips, Tools, and Tactics for Becoming a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur
by Tony Hartl
Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2011

Navratilova learnt to play tennis as a child and was coached by her stepfather until nine years old, when she entered an afterschool programme by George Parma, a leading Czech player.

“Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History Vol.2: From World War II to the Present Day” by Robert Aldrich, Garry Wotherspoon
from Who’s Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History Vol.2: From World War II to the Present Day
by Robert Aldrich, Garry Wotherspoon
Taylor & Francis, 2005

I began playing tennis only a few years ago, as I played mostly baseball, soccer, and basketball as a youth.

“Real Essays for College & Grad School” by Anne McKinney
from Real Essays for College & Grad School
by Anne McKinney
Prep Pub., 2000

For people to learn to play tennis well, they have to reach some mastery in using serves, drop shots, forehand passing shots, and lobs.

“Standards-based Physical Education Curriculum Development” by Jacalyn Lea Lund, Deborah Tannehill
from Standards-based Physical Education Curriculum Development
by Jacalyn Lea Lund, Deborah Tannehill
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005

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  • I give bagels out to 3s and handily beat 3.5 and 4.0 in straight sets in singles.

    4.5 is a little step up and a little harder. I do 4.0 and 4.5 and I’m at the top of 4.0 so I win a lot more in 4 and still win in 4.5 but not as much.

  • Great video explaining the fundamentals, as a table tennis player I had no idea what the proper techniques were. Practicing these swings later, thanks!

  • I used to play tennis in the park or parking alot �� yesterday I played in the actual tennis court and omg I loved it���� thanks for the techniques and suggestions!

  • I have been playing Tennis for 13 years and I have won some gold medals in competitiond and YET…there are things explained in the video that made me go “Oooohhhh damn didn’t know that ��”

  • Sir I’m 26 and I have played tennis all of my childhood and all of my teenage and competed in national tournaments in my country Pakistan. Sir can I compete in ATP tournaments and if yes how? I want to take it to the next level plz reply and plz tell me how can I achieve my dream or just give up on it.

  • In cricket we practice some of the strokes hanging the ball in a sock and hitting it from bat. I guess we can do the same instead of a practice partner or a $150 machine. However you do need a place where you can hang the ball and have enough room to swing the racket.

  • Tennis is a lifetime sport but it’s like golf…….proper instruction is the key from day one; no matter the age of the “beginner”.

  • I was professional football player (soccer) since 16 years old on highest level in Slovenia. It bothers me about football that its not a one man team because it doesnt depend all on me and my abilities. I`ve always had tennis in mind but never really tried it. I`m 21 now and thinking of starting. I feel I could do good in this sport but I dont really have much knowledge about it..

  • What about Vincent Van Patten? He was a child actor, then became a top tennis pro starting at age 20. I know he’s an exception, but still.

  • i just asked you where the shoes were from but can you tell me how you got them to look like the knit? what style and color? I’ve been trying for hours lol!! ily

  • Thank you for making this video. Just getting back into playing a lot of tennis now and was curious as to what kind of things people carry in their tennis bag.

  • I’m 14 (a girl) and I played tennis for a year and a half but I beet male players who played 3-4 years is it to late to compete and become a tennis player? Thank you!! Love your channel. I would appreciate if you answer

  • I am 12 and i play evenly with a player ranked 9 in my country who luckily plays at the same club as me, but I haven’t played any taurnaments as of yet. I have gotten into the best tennis school for the state but I have declined because I have had been told to focus on studying by my parents. I am not sure what time it is too late to start playing taurnaments for ranking.

  • I continue to learn, review, and of course apply the all-important “court time” to to get just a little better every time out. Time to spend putting all of these athletic moves together. Many think tennis is easy….really? Wait till they get out there and try to put a game together….even what we would call non tennis players but “good athletes” are challenged trying to hit that little ball consistently and accurately. On a personal note…. the “fun”, is….. even at 81, I still have a “place” in this game and can always find some competition…..they say: “who wants to get stuck with the old guy”….not really as you will find most tennis players are polite and courteous but is sure is fun to win against these kids in their 40’s and 50’s and of course I love to teach the “new comers” who fall in love with the game as I once did. A Hudson Valley New York player

  • I am 17 and have been playing since i was 10, I am thinking of entering the ITF pro circuit. Will I not be able to achieve a greater level?

  • I bought that at target and I wanted to come back for it cause I ran out but they don’t have the water anymore:( �� Its pretty bomb

  • I love tennis since i was 6 years old and i started playing it at 11 and i love it more then food.I am from Serbia and my idol is Djokovic and i am so sad when i watch his stories because i want to become a tennis player so much but my father thinks it is toooo much money and because of that i was thiniking am i going to become a tennis player but i belive that i will be because i just have to work hard study hard so my trainers can see that i am good and then they will want me to play tournaments and that is why i belive.

  • I will teach my best friend tennis, and she should learn it quick because she want in my group and I play Tennis 9 years so I must teach her a lot and this Video is very helpful for her, thank u! Greats from Germany

  • I am a 3.5 and I don’t think like this…lol That guy you’ve got shown looks like a 2.5. lol There’s so many things wrong with that guy’s form, it hurts.

  • Hi Ian, I’m 15 years old and I just started playing Tennis and in these past few months, I feel like that I want to become a professional tennis player. Like competing in Master Tournaments, Major Tournaments and especially my dream of being in Grandslam Tournaments. Do I have a chance at becoming a professional Tennis player when I only started playing 15? Because usually professional tennis players started at 4-9

  • Just wonderful, been searching for “learn tennis betting calculator” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about Aiyenjamin Prefatory Approach (search on google )? It is a smashing one of a kind guide for discovering how to get a unique tennis betting formula minus the headache. Ive heard some super things about it and my work buddy got great results with it.

  • my freshman year I joined the tennis team without knowing how to play haha but it got me in shape & a tan plus the outfits aren’t bad

  • If you train 60 hours per week, you can reach ten thousand hours (the amount that is likely to take you to the maximum of your genetic potential) in just a little more than three years. Not impossible even at thirty, it just depends on how dedicated and disciplined you are.

  • Just want to leave a comment on how much this help my mental game. Especially about hoping my opponents make mistake. Ever since i stop hoping for opponent errors my foot work was better and i think better on court

  • I played tennis when i was 18 years old but i stopped played because i enter college because my mom decide to finish my studies and get bachelors degree.

  • Honestly I am devastated that I couldn’t play professional tennis. I wanted to compete in international tournaments like the US Open or possibly even Wimbledon a month ago but then I found out I can’t. I only started 4 months ago when I was 16 (turned 17 at Sept. 20th) but ever since I started playing, I just wanted to be like federer or nadal, but then again, I found out I discovered tennis too late and at age 16, I’m pretty much out of the race without even beginning. I honestly think it was over and that I wouldn’t be able to make it anyway so why am I still playing, practicing and trying hard everytime I grab a tennis racket? This video just made me recognize that it isn’t over and that I am just getting started even if I know I cant play in the pro leagues because that doesnt mean I can’t be competitive, still aim for the top, have fun, and still love this sport. Thanks Ian. U made me recognize this and it makes me want to try harder, practice more and keep playing even more.

  • Thank you man, great job! Watching the Coco Gauff vs Naomi Osaka match now and very glad I paused to watch this video. I’ve always admired the sport but never fully understood the rules and scoring.

  • Hi Ian, so I actually have never really wanted to be a professional player, however I do know I really want to become a coach. I’ve been playing for only 2 years and started when I was 17, so I’m wondering if I started too late even to become a coach?

  • No mines more like ugh I understand why I’m losing this person I’m horrible Ik I need to start believing my self but I will don’t worry

  • Ian, although I played when very young I started tennis again at 25 and played 5.0 at 30. It basically cost me my marriage at that point. because I’d train about 20 hours a week, playing not included.

  • I have a question. I started playing tennis at 11 and I am improving is there anyway I can become a semi-professional or professional?

  • Clay: perhaps you can do a video on Tennis Shoes?..something I put very little thought into until I was stricken with plantar fasciitis, which has kept me off the court for two-months and counting.

  • I’m 15 and I want to be a pro tennis player. I am a high standard at badminton and I have gone out playing tennis with my dad during the summer over the years so I’m not a total beginner. For the past four years I’ve been training four times a week as a runner but I enjoy tennis a lot more. Do you think I could still be a pro?

  • I started tennis when I was about 14, I took a year off and now I’m getting back into it and if I practice and regain some of those great habits I thing I’ll be a good player.

  • I’m 12 and where I live tennis isn’t popular but comogie is I wanted to start tennis but I’m scared to start because I think it’s to late to join

  • I played tennis as a hobby when i was younger. Im about to turn 25 in september and will pick up the sport again. I have no desire to be pro. I just love being active. But its good to know that i can possibly compete with other people from different levels and areas

  • FINALLY! An absolutely great description of where to toss the ball on the serve, complete with an on screen graphic. Only thing missing is a side angle with an accompanying graphic showing the toss depth into the court (hey, now I’m nitpicking). Love all your lessons. There’s a reason why Essential Tennis is numero Uno in online tennis instruction.

  • This guy is wrong I’ve read about 52 year olds going pro, one was a record holder.you can be anything you want if you work extremely hard and consistently!

  • I play county tennis in lesson and you did so well! Well done siena keep it up! Bit more power behind your shots and you will be a proper mum!

  • I have started playing tennis when I was 15. Almost everyone was saying that it was too late to become a pro player. But I thought that they don’t know who am I and nobody other can tell me what is possible for me or not. If I wanna be better than the others I have to improveing myself faster, so I have to train more and harder. Only I know what am I able to achieve. Yes, it’s hardbut it’s also possible. It was 3,5 years ago and since I have started living my dreams I am really happy. I train all days (2 or 3 trainings a day), I have a wonderful coach and all my club helps me a lot. It depends on younot what the other people say. I play tournaments ( national) and I know that the only thing I need is to be patient. I won’t be pro at the age of 20 (like those who has started earlier) but I can become a pro player a little later. Not only time does matter. It’s also diet, regeneration, how fast are you learning, how good is your coach, how much can you train, mind-set, fitness trainings and what is the most important thingfire inside your hearth and love what you do. Now I don’t hope I can achieve me goalsI know it. Rememberonly you create your future. Good luck ��

  • I wanted to play tennis when I was younger however it was too expensive for my family so I couldn’t get into tennis until I was 21, which was the time when I started making my own money with a part-time job.

  • I’m a freshman in high school and I plan on doing tennis next year at school. I have about a year of experience in tennis from about second grade but I pretty much lost all of that. I am a competitive dancer so I have a lot of strength and endurance is not a problem for me (I am in good shape) do you think I have a chance to be on the team if I work at over summer? If I do will I even play?

  • OK, so you’ve got the basics down… now what? We’ve put together a comprehensive coaching program called Essential Tennis Academy that will take you through improving absolutely every aspect of your tennis game. Check it out here: https://www.essentialtennisacademy.com/

  • I always thought that the wrist band was just a convenient piece of absorbing fabric that you wipe your forehead with, I never thought of it as keeping moisture away from your hand.

  • Are you saying that it’s possible if you have the athleticism to compete at a professional level? What about the rankings and all? Is it actually possible to climb up in ranks at the age of 20? Great video by the way!

    P.S. I do have a tennis background so I know the basics and have played some local tournaments as a junior.

  • I’m 28, and I am playing tennis for almost a year and I’m so passionate about it, I’m absolutely fit and fine, wud I be able to do something with tennis or not??

  • Clay, I only realise you are the Lag Doctor in rotary swing. It is amazing, that’s why you are so familiar. I am truly appreciate your instruction for both golf and tennis. By just following your instruction, I beat all my buddies in golf and tennis for a really. You are my hero:D

  • Hi I just started coming back to tennis and I am trying out for my high school team in a month. I currently only have this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FYXG3H2?keywords=Wilson%20tennis%20bag&qid=1453422954&ref_=sr_1_2&sr=8-2. should I buy the type of bags that is in the video?

  • Not a bad video.
    I sometimes miss the fun and debates your channel used to have. Like Changeover and tennis Frankenstein. Just felt more personal.

  • So for that secret lesson at the end I have trouble with different grips and keeping the racquet face flat. A semi Western for example is designed to tilt the racquet face down. Despite what grips you choose, do you have to always have a flat facing racket at contact? Does the grip only affect how you brush the ball then in the rainbow up motion? That’s been my biggest confusion in tennis so far! Is racquet grip only for ball spin type? Thanks

  • I haven’t played a lot of tennis since 2018 when I was at a tennis camp, but suddenly I’m determined to pick it up again. Tennis is fun and now I have friends I can practice with ✌️��

  • I dont think on those things all though i am looking for openings, also i usually think “if i wasn’t husky i might be faster, i need to lose weight to be faster”

    Oh and “my forehand stinks, i need a wall to practice” ��

  • I’m 17 just got into the sport the other day I hope I can do really good. I’ve had experience in badminton and Squash I really wish I only done tennis when I was young

  • Great video! I was wondering if you could talk a little bit more about using the court vertically. I know that you guys do a lot of stuff with patterns of play, but I find that the the people I coach struggle to understand how to use the court vertically. I understand this might be a bit of an advanced topic, but I would love it if you guys could cover it.

  • I just turned 29 on April 16th of this year and my first time hitting a tennis ball yesterday I hope to go to the u.s open eventually so save this post and mark my words

  • My ques:
    Lan I’m 18 now and I started practising tennis just one year ago and I just play against the wall. Never played on a court. And If I join a club now are there chances for me to become a professional tennis player??

  • agreed, as I didn’t start practicing on the wall until my late 20s…and as I was a professional mariner had little time to practice…But I only use this for exercise, and merely hit ground strokes for an hour a day with the club pro…and true, my ground strokes at 65 will never be 4.5…as they are more like 5.0…or above if youtube 5.0 play is any indication…was hitting with a former atp pro who had been living here…he had been as high as world no. 46…and while I was a decade older was outhitting him..had been a fair athlete in the day..recruited by Bob Seddon at Penn back in 71…sorry but the video title was begging a response
    Not a wise guy either…if you make it down to Chiriqui, Panama call me at 6273 1001 or [email protected] gmail.com...have a great covered court for a knock as the Brits say…and some cold Panama Light

  • what if you started playing tennis at the age of 17/18, is it possible to make it to the pros, please???? What are other options to consider if you are passionate about competing?

  • I am 16 I really wanna be a professional tennis player, I am ready to drop everything and be one of the best. I played some tennis when I was 8-9 years old. Can I be professional?

  • hello! I am Sushant from India. I am 39 years old. I have started playing lawn tennis very recently. it has been almost 9 months that I have started playing. and I can say that it has incredibly changed my life. I was a football player during my school and college days.bt it has been long since I left the ground till I found my new interest( tennis). I reduced my weight from 95 to 68. iam 5’7..I guess 95 WS highly over weight. now guess what..I can run like my teen.and I have started playing football again. and not only that…recently I took part in a marathon and ND completed 21 kms. I am fit like I WS never before. and very recently I will b playing state open in lawn tennis. I never thought that it will change my life like this. just thought to pen down some of my account achievement from this sport. thank u.

  • Bruh my age is 18 I start playing vollyball at the age of 12,but from last 2 years i focused on studies, academics and getting overweight now i want to pursue my career as a professional volleyball player i do or not?
    Its possible?

  • He is not wrong.
    Father is in late 50’s going into 60 soon
    Currently a 2x Champion Holder at the Sports Club he is at.
    He plays every day and never stops. He loves the sport.
    So it is really never too late.

  • Tactics and strategy and even technique is pretty much useless, unless your mind is awake at the time the opponent contacts the ball. If you give yourself time to do what you need to do and give yourself time to make a decision on where you are going to hit the ball, then everything will flow from there. If you are not reacting until the ball is about to land on your side of the net, then no technique or tactic will save you.

  • Today, I have a tennis class, but I’m not THAT good at tennis ��, and don’t know how this class is gonna, and I’ve really played tennis officially before, and I’m really nervous also a bit scared, and I think this video will help me remember the tips, and mistakes, and this video is so helpful, thank youuu������

  • What about me? I played for a while before like 3 years that time I sucked now I stared and I’m 21, I practiced night and day to get better and now I defeat most people who I go against. Is there any thing I competition or something to at least get a small chance at pro?

  • I’m 14 and I started tennis 7 weeks ago, with no previous expirience. I’m already having good games with others my age, that started 4 years before me. I’m only lacking teqhnique, but I really want to become pro, but don’t know if it’s possible. I’d love to compete in the Olympics for Finland.

  • This is Rahul from India…. I have a very keen interest in the high level competition….But i started my beginner thing when I was 16 years old…. will that be good to focus very hard on training and competitive stuff in World level? I’m training for the ITF for the past 2 years and i believe in my game so much that really led me to compete…. Also i am not much financially fit to play ATP’s and all…. Now My question is now what can i do for my betterment in professional tennis???? Thanks……

  • Sienna use to play tennis:) I was on the tennis team at my old school, and saw her at a meet my freshman year. She’s a year older than me so she was a sophomore then. At that time I was way to shy to come up to her & say hi so I didn’t which i regret now but it was fun to see her that one time.

  • bruh I’ve been a tennis player for like 4 yrs now and man your pretty good for your first time. some of our jr high kids can’t forehand you mastered that at your first. ������

  • this helped so much!! with covid 19 a lot of fall sports got canceled and pushed back including my sport, volleyball. i still wanted to stay active and all and tennis is one of the sports that didn’t get pushed back. i just found out that tryouts are today and I want to learn as much as possible and this video helped tremendously!

  • It’s extremely important to have a mindset like you are your coach when you are out on the court.  I’ve always said you already have one person giving there all to defeat you, why add to this?  If you can get into the mindset of being your own best friend out on the court, you can do some amazing things when you are focused on the game, and not your past mistakes.

  • I believe it depends on the person himself because some people can learn extremely quick. I start playing in 2014 and within 1.5 year I was playing 4-4.5 level tournaments and did pretty well without any coaching. It is very possible but you have to be naturally gifted player and tons of time practicing. making a move to boca to attend FAU and to play at an academy time to take it up a notch

  • My weakness is the first set. This high school year we played about 11 games, of which my partner and I won exactly 0 first sets and but 5 second sets (our conference was way better than the others in the state)

  • Hi Sir,I have started Tennis at the age of 19 and successfully I am playing Tennis since more than Ten years.I have improved my groundstrokes and service, My question to you that can I prosper my Tennis journey towards ITF Senior’s tournaments starting from 35+.

  • Well it may have taken me 20 years, but yes I did. I became a 4.5 tennis player for real. Maybe even 4.7 So I could tell you how I did it, but then I would have to kill you. No amount of love or money gets that secret from my pursed lips. Now I gotta spend 20 years to become a 1400 table tennis player. Who knows what’s after that. Maybe pickleball?

  • Great, explanation, after been married for 25 years my wife and I decided to learn tennis,you been great tutor, may the Lord keep on blessing you ��

  • I started playing tennis when I was in second grade I was 8 and now I’m 15 but I stopped playing for 2 years, not fully I would still play for 7 days a month in that 2 years of break, before that break I used to play seriously and now I started playing again but I am afraid that I wont be good enough to be a professional tennis player cuz of that break

  • Back hand looks like a left handed batsman lofting the ball over mid on field in cricket. No wonder back hand feels weird for a right handed batsman.

  • Many thanks, I have been researching “tennis betting preview” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across Aiyenjamin Prefatory Approach (search on google )? It is a great exclusive product for discovering how to get a unique tennis betting formula minus the hard work. Ive heard some amazing things about it and my friend got great success with it.

  • Will you do a Fitness routine/how to be fit and healthy video? Also i saw you know how to ride a horse can you videos on that? +Siena Mirabella

  • Hi coach, I am a tennis beginner. I have to practise tennis early morning around 6 am, when is the best time of the day to workout to have a good tennis body?

  • I’m almost 19 years old.. and I familiar with sports such as soccer and bodybuilding and alittle bit of ping pong and basketball.. I would love to start learning tennis.. I don’t tend to be a pro like fed or anthing but I would like to participate in tournaments like you said national and international.. is it possible or I’m too late??

  • I’m 17 years old and played tennis previously as an amateur so is it possible for me to start playing tennis passionately again and compete in tournaments???

  • Sir my name is Muhammad Ali I am 40, I am interested playing tennis if any chance can I play for India, my mobile phone number is 9080753036.

  • Waiting for the next video)) And actually how do you know what do the top players think? I bet they don’t think about technique, but do think about the main tactics and strategy.

  • I came here expecting a tennis pro, then saw Clay and immediately thought I was in one of his golf lessons! Didn’t realize he did both tennis and golf haha

  • @ 00:40 that is horrible form…he’s all leaning backwards and what with the lifting of the left foot!? lol He looks all off balance trying to hit winners from the baseline.

  • Where was this video last yr when i wanted to start playing tennis ���� Also can yall please make a video on what racquets and shoes to use for a tennis. As a beginner it was so overwhelming to pick out shoes and now I’m getting stressed to pick out a new racquet

  • How about double bounce, it means if i hit ball then its responsibility of opponent to hit before it make 2 nd bounce? or i should hit in such a way that it just make one bounce?

  • These are the finest, funniest, most relevant, well thought out production wise tennis videos out there. Love the switch ups, found an older video with Ian at a picnic table in the middle of a field, with perfect audio! That 3.75 player in the video deserves a day off with pizza, what a great actor! Wondering if the team travels to new markets, or your facility is so good that players wanting to improve come your way?

  • This tutorial never mentions how or when the opponent serves at all. I have never played or watched a game before. Do you win a serve somehow or does the service rotate between games or sets or matches perhaps?

  • Really helpful video thanks. I noticed you wearing the Nike City Court and the Nike Vapor Court in some of your videos. Those shoes both did not have enough padding for me and made my feet hurt. For Nikes I have to have “Air” in them. I just got some Nike Air Cage Court tennis shoes and I really like them, much more cushion. They’re normally $80 but a lot of places are closing them out for $50 now. I also think Nike’s Lunarlon tennis shoes are comfortable, but they’re more expensive. The Air Vapor Advantage was pretty good. I’ve tried Adidas Barricade, Babolat, Wilson, and Nike Air tennis shoes always win out imo. I hate it when my feet hurt after matches so hope that helps. Soaking your feet in ice water helps after matches too.

  • Hi Ian, I am 18 and started at the age of 7. I am a really decent player. I play with with the top players under 16 of the Netherlands, I am pretty athletic. I was wondering if it is too late to play ‘pro tennis’

  • i literally played tennis for the first time today LOLLLL I’m not amazing by any means but it was literally so much fun and I’m tryna learn how to get really good so I’ll surprise my friends when u play next���� thanks SO much for this vid.

  • I was wondering what the difference between starting at a young age is vs a older age. Is it harder to learn if you start from an older age?

  • Hey there

    I was wondering how do you get that free stuff from Babolat. I play tennis and compete every week and train every day so I need gear that lasts. I tried asking Babolat for 2 pure strike racquets and a pure strike bag but they have not replied. It is hard for me to afford new gear as I’m only 15 years old. If you could help me it would be much appreciated. (by the way, great video really enjoyed it)


  • I literally bought a tennis racquet 6 years ago and I haven’t used it till now but now me and my friend are gonna play our first matches that too against each other so this video is a bit helpful.

  • Guys determination is the key:), don’t listen to this jackass
    I started at 18 and I came up 5th in national tournament in france why? cause I am skilled ik how to react to the ball be smart and whatever age you have, you can acheive whatever you want! never late for learning

  • hi Clay, i’m gonna assume my feet hurt more than yours (long time foot issues). I’ve experimented and what works for me is  asics tennis shoes (any one of the gel ones)  + thorlo socks.  u don’t have to get tennis thorlo socks, those are bit too thick esp for playing in humidity. the thorlo walkin socks are thick enough for impact and for blisters

  • I’m 15 and. I started playing for fun January 2019 and decided to try out June 5th for my high school tennis team I got in and I’m 15 I wish I could’ve gotten into the sport earlier like when I was younger but I’m going to try hard to become a professional tennis player

  • I say, “hit the net, hit the net” and they do..lol! all joking aside, we have to learn to quiet those negative voices in our head. Great Topic!

  • I’m 16 ive been playing tennis since 11 and would like to know if its still possible for me to turn pro and compete internationally and how do you turn pro

  • 0 points = love
    1st point = 15
    2nd point = 30
    3rd point = 40
    4th point = game

    Need 4 points to win a game.
    6 games to win a set.
    2 sets to win a match.

  • i’m 14 almost 15, and want to start playing tennis for high school. never ever played in my life, and tryouts are in a month, but would want to play just as a sport. is it even possible to make the team with no experience?? please please please help, and any tips on how to make it, if i should even try, would be great:))

  • I share a lot of the items shown too. I also use the same type of bag but it’s the pure drive 9 pack version so it’s a little smaller. A couple of things I carry not shown in the vid…

    -Agility ladder
    -Jump rope
    -Hand strengthener
    -Tripod pole
    -Action camera

    I use the tripod and action camera together to hang on the back fence or curtain (if indoors) to film some of my matches. Apart from the basic stuff like towels and water, you can really go crazy with fitness stuff like resistance bands, jump rope, etc. Great video, Clay!

  • I played tennis with my dad when I was younger.. it was in the summer time and it was something I enjoyed so much. and I forgot about it. and this video inspired me to do it again! I’m gonna sign up to my local tennis club as soon as possible! thanks sienna x

  • My weakness is choking to someone who is obviously worse than me. It just tilts me out of my mind and often times makes me self-doubt everything I do and makes it so my shots aren’t relaxed. Weirdly enough I play my best game versus someone a bit better than myself. Thanks for the tips:D

  • For the second one, is it bad to say I’m gonna hit it away from the person? I do this sometimes up at the net I know sometimes I drop shot or to the sides and is it ok to say there’s multiple good targets I might hit to?

  • I’m 13 and I wanna try out for the tennis team at school but I’m scared cause I’m not really a tennis player ( like been on a team and stuff ).

  • I Tried Cliff-jumping (We Don’t Actually Jump Off Cliffs!! We Have All The Gear!) And, I Tried Ab-sailing (Basically, You Are Connected To A Rope And There’s A Black Rope That You Have To Feed Though To Get Down) I Gotta Admit The First Time It Was Scary As Hell (Excuse My Language) Then, The Second Time I Forgot What To Do And How To Do It!! ���� But, The First Time It Took Me At Least 20 Minutes To Get Down (It Was Probably Like 5 Minutes But, It Felt Like 20!! ����) Then, The Second Time I Got Down In Like 2-3 Minutes!! But, The First Time I Started Crying Cuz, I Felt Like I Let Everyone Down (I Went With A Group Of Friends) But, Then I Stopped Cuz My Closest And Bestest Friends (Sorry If I Spelled ‘Bestest’ Wrong! ����) Then, The Professional Asked “Who Wants To Go Again?” We All Put Our Hands Up. But, Then A Guy In My Group Was Like “Are You Sure About That,……?” (He Said My Name There) And, I Said “Fine! I Won’t….!!” (I Said His Name) Then, I Walked Away Crying. But, He Ended Up Apologising. And Then We Went Cliff-jumping. At, Cliff-jumping He Got Into Trouble For Making Fun Of People On The Bus Ride Over. And, He Gave Out To Our Guardian. (Keep In Mind There Were 3 Adults With Us. 1WomanShe Is The Original Leader Of Us, But She Has No Degree Or Anything In Climbing Or Anything. 2ManThis Was Our Second Or Third Time As Our Sports Officer (Although, He Only Had A Degree In Climbing I Think… ����) 3ManThis Was Our Second Time Meeting Him, First Time We Met Him Was When We Were Climbing Outdoors For The First Time). Anyway, Back To The Story!! ���� He Gave Out To Our Original Leader, And He Got In Trouble This Was The 3/4 Time He Was Given Out To In One Day!!! ���� I Know!! And, Then I Jumped Off A Cliff And Landed Safely Into Water. But, We Stayed In For 30 Minutes (I Live In Ireland). But, The Boy That Was Mean To Me Ended Up Exaggerating Coughing As If He Was Going To Die (I Swallowed A Huge Bit Of The Salt Water! Sure, I Had To Stop In The Middle Of The Water And Cough Everything Out, But He Just Kept Coughing And He Exaggerated A Little Bit). And, When We Had To Jump Into The Water He Took 4-5 Minutes To Jump.

    Hope You Enjoyed Reading!! Just Remember…The Word ‘Impossible’ Says “I AM Possible!” You Can Do Anything!!! Love You Lots, Even If I Don’t Know You! Have An Amazing Day!!
    Baii!! ���� ������

  • This guy seems really kind and supportive which is great but I think any older than 8/9 is too old, so in other words 9 being the latest age to start lessons if you want to win Wimbledon or a grand slam!!! However, if you just want to become a skilled competent player then probably starting as late as 13/14 should be okay.

  • I only have one question. If the ball lands on the line, does it count and you counrinue playing or does it not and thats that for the point?

  • I loved this video! I think all of the topics you guys mentioned are important to develop a good growth mindset instead of a fixed mindset. Great advice, it definitely helped me realize some flaws in my gameplay.

  • “Racket back early…follow through!” I tend to think about my technique during most matches, and blame all my mistakes on not using the proper form. Tbh I rarely think about what my opponent is doing, unless its painfully obvious like they are slow or don’t have a backhand.

  • I was hoping to see more information on how the scoring works. I’ve heard the terms “advantage” used when getting close to the end of a game or if the game is tied.

  • sorry this comes from someone who has played tennis ONCE before: how hard can this bee to predict the ball, hit them to the guy and win? i mean…. it’s so simple. Now you can rage:D

  • Glad you talked about not “hitting into the ball” but coming from under it. It’s the most common problem I see with my students. Keep up the good work!

  • In a year out of 2 tournaments I have won both tournaments but now I want to participate in state and national tournaments how should I participate(age 12)

  • How do i get to do some youtube traninng with you guys. i have an athletic game that is really in need for some formal training. i would love to be a case study

  • Can I make it to the big grand slam tournaments?, I’m turning 15 soon (July 2020) and I have REALLY big passion for the sport. Is it to late? (PLS ANSWER)

  • I started playing tennis when I was 17 years in 2012. I been playing for almost 7. Do you think that i have chance to be serious in tennis.

  • Lol people don’t know how to hit a forehand they have no technique footwork control different type of shots of course there going to get beaten by someone who does

  • Do you have to switch sides for every serve (start r, next serve start L) repeated over and over or does it continue L? Or do you get to pick?

  • Used to think that like when I started out, now I past that phase, I feel so good now, tennis matches now feels so different. Now I think in terms of “feel the ball”, “aim down the line”, “slice to the side and approach the net”, “my topspin is not good enough to cause an issue for my opponent, now I will only topspin when I am perfectly setup to do so”, “serve smart instead of serve fast”…:D

  • The funny thing is everything the guy was thinking, I think the opposite of it. I’m like: I’m playing like shit! Go in, go in…so I can hit the ball one more time…aww it’s out…damn

  • I’m 22 years old and I wanted to become a professional tennis player.
    Yeah I haven’t started playing tennis yet but I wanted to..
    So can I become a professional tennis player???

  • My inner voice takes on a totally different tone then the ones in the video. Mine goes, “how the f did that mother f’er get that ball back over!” Or “what the hell do I need to do to win a freaking point, when they are running all the damn balls down!” Or “why do I keep trying to go for the lines, just get the damn ball in the court!”.

  • Thank you!!!!! Love this video. I loved Meg’s explanation. In the slow motion, I see your forehand swings the weight shifts from the right to left leg. I used to have trouble with this and realized whichever side I’m swinging from is the dominant leg with the weight before the shot and then after the coil, I end up on the opposite leg. Tennis is about weight shifting and rocking between the two legs too.

  • I’m 13 and hope to make the high school tennis team, I have no idea if I can do it. I have my first tennis lesson tomorrow, wish me luck. I feel like I care so much about what others think about me that I would get really discouraged if the nine year old in my lesson group would do better than me. Lol any confidence tips? Thanks

  • Well explained! Thanks for the fun video! I’m just getting started on my channel and looking at other good channels for tips… let me know if you have any advice!

  • I’m 14 and will be 15 in 3 months. I signed up for tryouts when I was 10 but wasn’t able to attend because of my mothers schedule. I focused on basketball and bowling. Height was not in my favor since my father is only 5ft 3in tall. So after being pretty good for my age I didn’t tryout my 4th year. Everyone else started outgrowing me so I was making less that last year. I should have still practiced for fun but I didn’t. Now I’m overweight and out of shape. I started exercising again and I picked up golf. I’m for sure doing better than I was 2 months ago but I know tennis would really help. Is it worth going after?

  • Hmm I don’t know. I know some pretty solid 4.5s who only have great strokes and just push every ball back ��. But I totally get where you’re coming from!

  • Got the Pure Aero too! I never imagined it would be fantastic for my one-handed backhand due to the fact that it’s Nadal’s racquet. But from the first hit I knew that I won’t be switching racquet for a very long time and I immediately ordered two more.:D

  • Okay, you all, or at least your editor have to be church people. Ian…church youth pastor or??? The presentation and editing style are right in line. In any case, well done as usual.

  • I actually find thinking about specific small tecnical changes helps my game during stresssful matches and takes my game to a higher level.

  • I started when i was 9 years old
    Now i am 20 years old but started playing national level tournaments at the age of 19 years old
    So can i get to a pro level palyer in just 5 years
    I didn’t win any national

  • Great video and great topic! Getting back into tennis after a 10 year break I found myself guilty of the „please miss“ thought lately when playing matches, instead of focusing on making my own strokes hit the target.