The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Tennis

I am not a professional or competitive tennis player, although I have been playing casually on and off for the past 10 years.

As a professional trader, I find tennis not only an excellent way to keep fit, but also a good way to train self-discipline and mental consistency.

Over the years, I have had several coaches (still ongoing), and also spent quite some time reading various books and browsing online for the best tennis resources.

Here is a compilation of those efforts, and I would appreciate any feedback, corrections, or contributions to this. I will continue to update this as I learn more in my coaching and tennis journey. 😀

[Photo: Australian Open 2019, Melbourne, Australia]

Content Table for Tennis Guide:

  • Tennis Rules and Scoring
  • Tennis Skill Progression
  • Tennis Equipment (Tennis Shoes, Tennis Racket, etc)
  • Tennis Racket Grip
  • Tennis Footwork
  • Tennis Ground Strokes
    • Tennis Forehand Stroke
    • Tennis Backhand Stroke
      • Tennis 1-Handed Backhand
      • Tennis 2-Handed Backhand
  • Tennis Service
    • Tennis Serving Basics & Rules
      • Tennis First Serve
      • Tennis Second Serve
    • Types of Tennis Service: 
      • Tennis Flat Serve
      • Tennis Kick Serve (Twist Serve)
      • Tennis Slice Serve
      • Beginner Overhead Serve
      • Underhand Serve
      • Trick Serves (Drop Shot Serve)
    • Placement of Tennis Service
      • Wide Serve
      • Body Serve
      • T-Serve
    • Tennis Serving Strategies
  • Tennis Return of Service
  • Tennis Volley
    • Tennis Volley Basics
    • Types of Tennis Volleys
      • Block Volley
      • Slice Volley
      • Swing Volley
      • Drop Volley
      • Half Volley
      • Smash Volley
  • Slices
  • Drop Shots
  • Lobs
  • General Strategy
    • Singles strategy
    • Doubles strategy
  • Tennis Drills & Fitness Training
  • Resources
    • Books
    • Videos
    • Anime
    • Finding Games Near You
    • Major Tennis Tournaments