USTA's Teaching Group Tennis Video (Copyright 1998)
Teaching tennis lessons to large groups just got easier! Created by the United States Tennis Association, the USTA's Teaching Group Tennis video provides structured lessons to help instructors inspire thousands more Americans to begin a lifetime of tennis enjoyment. You'll learn how to get the most out of your practice time and court space no matter how many players are in your class. The video breaks up group sizes into small (4-8 students), medium (8-20), and large (20 or more) and shows that no matter how large the class, it's easy to keep everyone active and interested. Whether involved in one large group activity or working their way through a series of stations, young players will develop their thinking, social, and communication skills. Students learn both singles and doubles, and the variety of drills keeps the lessons fun. By using the activities and lessons included in the USTA's Teaching Group Tennis video, it's easy to help students learn to love the game that's a springboard to a healthy, active life. About the Author The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the governing body for tennis in the United States. The USTA's membership consists of more than 500,000 individuals and nearly 6,500 organizations, including schools, park and recreation departments or community tennis associations, and tennis clubs. The USTA is widely known as the owner and operator of the U.S. Open Championships, one of the four Grand Slam tournaments in worldwide tennis competition. The U.S. Open annually attracts more than a half-million fans, awards more than $9 million in prize money, and is broadcast on television to 125 countries. The USTA also sponsors amateur tennis competition for players of all ages and abilities, ranging from events for children 12 and under to national tournaments for those 65 and older. More than 5 million schoolchildren are introduced to tennis each year through USTA school programs, and opportunities for further instruction and play are provided by a menu of USTA entry-level programs. A full range of player development, sport science, and youth tennis programs is offered at the USTA training facility in Key Biscayne, FL, at 120 Area Training Centers spread throughout the country, and through local Excellence Training Programs. In addition, the USTA emphasizes coaching education and development through an ambitious offering of coaching seminars, workshops, and conferences.