From beginners to advanced train with a set coach – Lesson Program by “Singapore Tennis Association”

From beginners to advanced train with a set coach – Lesson Program by “Singapore Tennis Association”

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In Singapore, since most condominiums have tennis courts, “tennis” is a relatively familiar sport. Many enjoy tennis on the weekend with their family.

The Singapore Tennis Association (commonly called STA) provides a unique program for lessons by an authorized coach. From tennis first-timers to those whose hobby is tennis or want to master tennis, there is a wide range of courses enjoyed by players at all levels.

The programs are divided by age into the “Junior Tennis Scheme” (age 6 to 18) and the “Adult Program”. The adult program has modular learning to match each level, and currently the following courses (8 lessons/each course (2 months), one coach/5 students) are available.

  • Beginner Introduction(BI)…A beginner course for those who want to learn basics
    ・Rules of tennis
    ・Practice techniques (forehand, backhand, etc.)
    ・Mini-game
    ・Smash, serve, etc.
  • Beginner Elementary (BE)…A course to learn elemental strokes, hand and foot movements, and how to have a tennis match
    ・Forehand and backhand volley
    ・Coordination drills, footwork
    ・Learn the various grips
    ・Through rallies, learn the point system
  • Beginner Foundation(BF)…A course for beginners to brush-up on their elemental skills and establish the basics of elemental strokes
    ・Practice and correct techniques (forehand, backhand, serve, volley, smash, etc.)
    ・Footwork (6 different types of movement, stance and recovery)
    ・Rally (rally from the service line)
    ・Rules of tennis (taking points, point system, foot fault, etc.)
    ・Mini-game
  • Intermediate1(I1)…A course for those who can rally continuously to master the basic strokes
    ・Practice the techniques (forehand and backhand groundstroke, forehand and backhand volley, serve, smash)
    ・Footwork (6 different types of movement, stance and recovery)
    ・Tactics
    ・Rally (from the service line or three quarters of the court)
  • Intermediate2(I2)…A course only for those recommended by the coach from Intermediate1(I1)
    ・Practice techniques (forehand and backhand groundstroke, forehand and backhand volley, serve, smash)
    ・Court coverage (positioning during serve, return, rally, volley)
    ・Tactics
    ・Match
  • Intermediate3(I3)…A course only for those recommended by the coach from Intermediate2(I2)
    ・Practice techniques (forehand and backhand groundstroke, forehand and backhand volley, serve, smash)
    ・Court coverage (positioning during serve, return, rally, volley)
    ・Tactics (singles, doubles)
    ・Match

The “Adult Program” generally holds lessons at the Kallang Tennis Centre (once/week, weekdays only from 8:00 to 10:00pm), but for those who have work or are not able to attend, lessons are also held at St Wilfred Tennis Centre (once/week, Saturdays only from 5:00 to 7:00pm). Over 100 people take lessons every year, enjoyed by those who work to housewives,” says STA’s Zen.

At the same time, tennis is a difficult sport that requires a balance of mental and physical, stamina, tactics, etc. “But, tennis is a social sport that can be played with friends or colleagues and lessons can be enjoyed casually. I hope more people enjoy tennis,” says Zen.

*Course content, details, and registration can be found on the homepage

SINGAPORE TENNIS ASSOCIATION

http://www.singtennis.org.sg/

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