Beginners: Instruction and Equipment Advice for Easy Tennis Learning
Tennis Quiz for Beginners
This fun quiz covers the basics of tennis, such as positioning, scoring, serves, forehands, and backhands. It will grade itself and show you the correct answers where needed.
Simple Introduction to Tennis Scoring for Beginners
A simple introduction to the basic scoring and procedures for playing a tennis match: the system of points, games, tie-breaks, sets, and matches explained for beginners.
Photo Lesson: The Basic Serve
Stop-action photos illustrate this step-by-step lesson on how to hit the basic tennis serve, the essential elements of which you will keep as you learn the more advanced, spin serves.
Photo Lesson: The Basic Eastern Forehand
Stop-action photos illustrate this step-by-step lesson on how to hit the basic Eastern forehand, the easiest forehand to learn, yet one that's still the favorite of many advanced players.
Photo Lesson: The Basic One-Handed Backhand
Stop-action photos illustrate this step-by-step lesson on how to hit the basic one-handed backhand, the more beautiful and free-flowing of the backhands, but usually requiring more work to learn.
Tennis Grips FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions About Tennis Grips
Answers to your questions about Eastern, Western, Semi-Western, Continental, one-handed, and two-handed grips for forehands, backhands, serves, volleys, and overheads, whether hit flat, slice, or with topspin.
Photo Tour of the Forehand Grips
Close-up photos of each major forehand grip, with comments on strengths and weaknesses.
Buying the Right Length Racquet for a Junior Player
How to choose the right length, based on age, size, strength, and experience.
Be Fun to Have On Court
Some commonly neglected points of tennis etiquette.
No Experience Required
A step-by-step progression of hitting drills that two beginners can use to learn to rally together.
Photo Tour of the One-Handed Backhand Grips - Eastern Continental and Western
Close-up photos of the Full Eastern, Modified Eastern, Continental, and Western one-handed backhand grips for tennis, with comments on their strengths and weaknesses for topspin, slice, and flat backhands.
Teaching Tennis to Young Beginners
How to get young beginners off to a fun, successful start in tennis, using easy stroke progressions and the right kinds of drills and games.
Buying an Adult Racquet
How to choose the right tennis racquet.
Finding the Right Lessons for Kids
Which type of tennis lesson will my kid enjoy most? In which will he/she learn fastest?
One-Handed Topspin Backhand on Low Ball - Video and Analysis
Video clip of a classic topspin backhand on a low ball, using an Eastern backhand grip, with instructional comments on key points of grip, stance, power production, and swing path.
Basic Eastern Forehand Video with Analysis
Video clip of a classic eastern topspin forehand, with instructional comments on key points of grip, stance, power production, and swing path.