Getting Ready For Your First Group Tennis Lesson?

The number of tennis courts and associations within the Newfoundland and Labrador region gives tennis players here an incredible amount of opportunities for playing the game—even when it gets colder as the fall season trudges on.


Already, many people in the area are getting into tennis, thanks to the various tennis clubs and organizations associated with Tennis Canada throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Tennis is a great sport that anyone can learn how to play, especially if they’re interested in a fast paced, high energy and rewarding sport where they can focus exclusively on another opponent.


Starting to play tennis?


Tennis is more than just hitting a ball back and forth across a net. It’s an intense and tactical sport that involves a lot of practice to become well-rounded. Part of the excitement of learning how to play tennis is playing against another person. Since it relies heavily on playing off your opponent, it’s always important to actually practice against another person—and not just another wall most of the time.


Group tennis lessons give various players across Newfoundland and Labrador an opportunity to play against each other. These group-oriented lessons are aimed at uniting tennis players together for the purposes of, well, practicing with each other.


Various tennis clubs and courts in Newfoundland and Labrador provide a wide variety of group tennis lessons for players of all skill levels. You might have to wait until the spring season for the majority of them, though, since we’re now entering the start of the Northeastern fall season.


Until the spring season arrives again, let’s take a look at what it means to attend and effectively utilize group tennis lessons.


What to expect in group tennis lessons


Group tennis lessons are incredibly beneficial for beginner tennis players, young players and players who just want to practice against another person. These lessons provide a social, competitive and ultimately fun learning environment for any player who decides to join in.


Most group lessons typically run about $15 CAD to $50 CAD per lesson, though that price generally varies on the type of facility holding the lessons themselves. Group lesson prices are also affected by the duration of the lessons, class sizes and even the ability of the coaches themselves.


Despite the costs, group tennis lessons simply give people a chance to participate in hands-on learning opportunities. Beginners can take advantage of these lessons to learn more than they would on their own, in fact. With group lessons, they can receive attention from a coach who can teach them alongside other players at similar skill levels.


Tennis coaches in group lessons, as an example, can show players what they’re doing correctly. They also help peers demonstrate what they’re not doing correctly—and how to correct those playing behaviors. This hands-on way of teaching is incredibly effective for people who need a visual guide for learning the sport.


In fact, this type of instruction simply helps players learn faster than they would on their own. People, especially beginners and younger players, learn faster if they have some type of visual aid on their side. This helps them see exactly how certain shots are made, how to do certain footwork—and practically anything to do in tennis.


Coaches also explain to attending players about what works in tennis and what doesn’t work. This system of performing actions and correcting mistakes helps many players improve their game and become much better players in the end.


Most, if not all, group tennis lessons will have sessions that accept players of all ages and playing skill; there are, however, group lessons for people at different skill levels. Group tennis lessons commonly permit at least 10 students at a time, if it’s not a smaller capacity lesson. Many sessions last at least 90 minutes and sometimes have up to two coaches on hand to help the attending students learn.


If you’re just getting started with tennis or want to play tennis in a collaborative learning environment, why not try group tennis lessons?


Players who need more attention on working on their individual skills will fare better with an individual coach. Otherwise, there’s nothing wrong with attending the various group tennis lessons across Newfoundland and Labrador in the fall and throughout the spring.

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