College Classes

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Headshotterer, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Headshotterer

    Headshotterer Professional

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    I signed up for a class offered by the university for credit during the semester. I wanted to sign up for intermediate but it was full, so I had to choose advanced. I want to improve my game but my serve belongs in the "intermediate" level.

    What should I expect and who has taken school offered tennis courses?
     
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  2. LuckyR

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    I would be suprised if a college tennis "class" is more than a friendly "go play amongst yourselves" sort of opportunity without any actual instruction beyond which end of the racquet to hold and how to open a can of balls.
     
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  3. tennishotdog

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    waste of money imo
     
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  4. TheCheese

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    I've seen classes and the "advanced class" rarely have players at even the 4.0 level.
     
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  5. Headshotterer

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    thats good since i was worried about being the worst player in the class
     
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  6. TheIrrefutableOne

    TheIrrefutableOne New User

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    I was in a class at the University of Maryland where the instructor thought you had to serve to win a point.
     
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  7. sunof tennis

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    Took an advanced class my senior year back in the Dark Ages. Although the instructor was the woman's tennis coach and famous where I live, there wasn't a lot of instruction, but there were good drills. Played a lot of matches toward the end.
     
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  8. sureshs

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    He thought it was badminton
     
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  9. texacali

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    I took tennis classes at JC and University ages ago....both were taught by the school's tennis coaches. It was not divided into levels, so the more advanced players got to play sets and the coaches would often watch and give ppointers. And even more fun, at the JC, the women's tennis team would show up at the class and you could hit with them also.

    I wouldn't worry about it too much about it and take the opportunity to learn from better players. Oh, and be careful. I showed up at tennis class at the end of term after missing a couple of classes and turns out the coach gave a written final!!!!!!
     
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  10. goober

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    Usually when colleges have beginner, intermediate and advanced classes the problem is that the beginner go to the intermediate class when they finish the beginners class. The beginners are mostly true beginners. The means that they are still usually like 2.5-3.0 level when they go to intermediate. Then it ends up watering down the advanced class which will be full of players that did 2 semesters of tennis classes. Unless students were practicing seriously - usually not the cases in a university setting, the advanced class will have a lot of 3.0-3.5 type players mixed in with 4.0+ players that have played a lot previously and just joined the advanced class directly.
     
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  11. sunof tennis

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    Probably depends on the university. Most of the people in my class were solid 4.0s
     
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