Did you know that Malaysia created history when Imran Daniel Abdul Hazli (who was then only 10 years old) won the World Junior Tennis Masters in Turkey in 2015?

This proves two things. Firstly, tennis can be learnt and mastered from a young age. Secondly, it is not impossible to achieve good results as a junior tennis player in Malaysia.

Having said that, even if you are not learning or playing tennis competitively, you can still enjoy tennis as a hobby and recreational sport.

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Why You Should Pick Up Tennis As A Hobby Regardless Of Your Age?

As shown in the example above, it is never too early or too late to learn a new skill or master a new sport. All that matters is a growth mindset and an open mind to try everything.

Here are a few good reasons why you should learn tennis as a recreational sport.

It keeps us physically and mentally agile

There is no such thing as staying put when you are playing tennis. You'll be running, stretching and even jumping when you are keeping the ball rolling throughout the rallies.

When you are in action, your whole body will be moving, which explains why tennis is a great workout. It serves as a good exercise to improve your flexibility, muscle strength and reaction time.

At the same time, don't forget that tennis is also a strategic game. You'll learn to analyse your opponent's strengths and weaknesses and adapt to different playing styles.

It helps you to focus on the action of getting the ball across and also promotes teamwork when you have a tennis partner for the doubles games too.

It only takes another person for you to get the game rolling

There is no age limit when it comes to playing tennis.

A young adult can play with a kid, a male player can play with a female player.

You do not need a group to start playing tennis.

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Imran Daniel Abdul Hazli became Malaysia's first world tennis champion at the age of 10.
Source: New Strait Times

It can be played throughout the year at indoors and outdoors courts

Given that there are various indoor and outdoor tennis courts in Malaysia, all you need to do is just book a court for your tennis game. It's as simple as that!

Rain or shine does not deter you from having the best tennis game experience with your friends. You can play tennis whenever you want as long as you have your tennis racquets and balls ready.

Don't forget to check out the tennis beginner classes near Kuala Lumpur.

How Can You Learn To Play Tennis Through Online Courses?

You'll be surprised that there are many tennis learning resources online that you can watch and refer to these days.

1. Masterclass With Serena Williams

Many of you would be familiar with this streaming platform that offers extensive video lessons on various topics.

Under the category of sports and gaming, you can take a private tennis lesson from this legendary player herself, Serena Williams.

This masterclass consists of 9 video lessons (duration: 2 hours).

You will follow a systematic and detailed lesson plan which includes topics such as :

1. Introduction - Focus and Desire
2. Groundstrokes I 
3. Mastering groundstrokes
4. Controlling The Court
5. Mental Toughness
6. Advanced Net Play
7. Training Like A Pro 
8. Preparing For A Game Day 
9. Making of A Winner 
10. Mastering The Serve 

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You can learn various online exercise tips to improve your stamina when you are playing tennis.
Photo by Marta Wave from Pexels

2. Tennis 101: How to Play Tennis (Udemy)

Created by Coach Adrian Gonzales, this online tennis course is extremely student-friendly and affordable.

The whole course is only RM44.90 after discount and you will be granted full lifetime access and a certificate of completion once you have finished the course.

You can even give this course as a gift to someone who is interested to learn tennis as a beginner.

This course consists of 12 sections and 46 lectures as shown in the table below.

Lecture Title Number of lectures
The Warm-Up5
Tennis Grips1
Tennis Forms7
Beginner Forehand4
Beginner Backhand (Two-Handed)2
Beginner Serve4
Beginner Volleys5
Intermediate Forehand and Backhand 4
Intermediate Serve3
Intermediate Volleys4
One-Handed Backhand Slice 4
Extra Tips And Content 3

3. The Tennis Gate Online Academy

With over 1,500 premium videos about tennis, you will certainly get lots of input and information from The Tennis Gate Online Academy [Education Library].

You can use the below keywords to navigate the online site and watch the videos that will help you to be a better tennis player regardless of your level.

  • Functional Fitness (to improve your movements as an athlete)
  • Pros Analysis (compare and review how top players master each action on court)
  • Mental (enables you to create a strong and stable mental state to perform consistently to your best ability)
  • Drills (learn the tools and effective ways to improve your regular practices and performances)
  • Techniques (covers all technical skills of tennis including serving, volley, forehand, backhand, and basic return)
  • Tactics (educating you on ways to play smart instead of play hard during different/difficult situations)

You can also explore various tennis lessons and tutors in Shah Alam.

Where To Learn And Play Tennis In Ipoh?

If you are looking for a tennis class near you in Ipoh, here are a few places that you can consider.

Temasek Tennis Ipoh

If you are a parent with young kids who are interested to learn tennis, you will not want to miss this!

Temasek Tennis Ipoh specialises in group tennis programmes for children (from the age of 5 to 16). Usual training will be held at the MBI Tennis Court near Taman Canning.

The lessons are conducted during the weekends. Interested tennis learners can choose the Saturday or Sunday slot. Both slots start from 8 am to 10 am.

Apart from that, Temasek Tennis Ipoh also collaborates with different schools through roadshows, competitions and interesting tennis development programmes to educate students about the art of playing tennis.

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If you are a parent, you can let your child explore tennis as a hobby.
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Some of the schools that have participated include:

  • Tenby International Schools
  • SK Seri Kinta
  • SK Marian Convent
  • SMK MGS
  • SK Seri Ampang
  • SK La Salle
  • SK St Michael
  • SK Sungai Raya
  • SK Convent
  • SK ACS

If you are staying in Penang, you can browse through these good tennis classes near Georgetown. 

Meru Valley Resort

Looking for private tennis classes for adults or junior tennis players and fancy a tennis learning site with beautiful greeneries surrounding you?

You can head over to Meru Valley Resort (located at Jalan Bukit Meru) for a personalised tennis lesson from Coach Jeff.

There is no fixed tennis learning schedule and it's entirely up to you to decide when you want to take your lessons.

Your tennis classes will be planned and conducted according to your learning level (absolute beginner, amateur or seasoned player) and learning pace.

Both individual and group lessons (ranging from 2 to 4 people) are available.

The rate for individual tennis lessons is RM95 per hour, while the rate for group tennis lessons is RM110 per hour.

Superprof

Learning a new skill can take place anywhere and anytime you want.

Superprof allows you to have the best of both worlds by offering you the option to take private individual tutoring lessons or online tutoring lessons for tennis!

Through Superprof, you will gain free access to tennis tutors near you as well as qualified tennis tutors from all over the world.

This means you can learn directly and connect with tennis tutors from different cities in Malaysia as well as tennis teachers from other countries too!

It is super cost-effective and convenient to learn and master tennis with a Superprof tennis tutor!

Most tennis tutors offer their first lesson for free, so remember to confirm that via their profiles too.

You can find a tennis tutor that matches your current learning level and preference by just browsing and comparing the tutor profiles on the Superprof website.

All tutors' profiles are verified and updated with the following information:

  • Lesson methodology and mode of teaching 
  • Hourly rate
  • Current number of students 
  • Response time 
  • Basic biodata of the tennis tutor
  • Teaching/coaching experience 
  • Languages used during lessons 
  • Taught levels (Beginner to Pro) 
  • Recommendations and reviews from previous students 
  • Demonstration video of teaching/playing of the tutor 

After deciding on who to learn from, you can then proceed to contact the tennis tutor directly to arrange for your tennis lessons and payment details.

What To Pay Attention To In Order To Improve Your Tennis Skills?

Now that you have begun your tennis lessons, you will be encouraged and motivated to be a better player. You can refer to the suggestions below to step up your game.

a) Enhance your fitness by exercising 

You'll certainly want to be the last man/woman standing to achieve victory whenever you are playing on the court.

Let's face it. You need to train your body to listen to you so that you can move faster and hit the ball stronger across the courts accurately.

To achieve that, you can start off by running consistently, doing some weight training and even Zumba to relax and stretch your muscles.

When you develop an exercise routine, you will instantly feel a difference in terms of your stamina and strength in the long run.

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b) Talk to your tennis tutor/coach about your strengths and weakness 

In between lessons, make sure to pay attention to your tennis tutor's feedback on how you have played.

Sometimes you may not notice recurring mistakes during the rallies. Your tennis tutor would be able to pinpoint them out and guide you effectively so that you can improve the next round.

For instance, you find that it's difficult to play near the net. Your tennis tutor will then help you by demonstrating or giving you more drill exercises to improve your servings near the net.

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You'll get useful tips from your tennis tutor to improve your net game.
Source: Photo by John Fornander on Unsplash

c) Actively play tennis with various groups of tennis players 

They say that experience makes the best teacher. Seize every opportunity to play with new people and various age groups. You'll be surprised to see that many people have different playing styles and techniques.

From there, you might get some free tips to play better and even make a new friend or two. Some of them might even end up as your tennis buddy in the future.

What are you waiting for?

Start enrolling in a tennis lesson today and master the art of playing tennis with the help of a Superprof tutor!

Believe in yourself, you can be a good tennis player!

You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference. - Chris Evert

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