Tennis Courses - Levels
In order to provide an ideal training, our courses are graded to suit different levels of performance. There are six different levels of tennis courses to choose from, ranging from Level A=Beginners to Level F=competition players.
Please bear in mind the different course levels and choose prudently the right one for you. In case we establish that you have overestimated your abilities, we reserve the right to exclude you from the course (possibly without any alternative).
Important additional information to the tennis courses
• All tennis courses in the summer semester take place in groups of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 participants. In the winter semester, there is a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 participants.
• All tennis courses are conducted by qualified coaches.
• The courses during the winter term are 60 minutes long.
• During the summer term, the courses take 60-90 minutes, depending on the number the participants. With 2 participants the course is 60 minutes long, whereas with 3-4 participants it is 90 minutes long.
• A tennis course consists of 10 sessions. Cancelled sessions due to rain or other reasons will be rescheduled in consultation with your coach.
• As a general rule, the tennis courses do take place on public holidays.
• In order to provide an ideal training, our courses are graded to suit different levels of performance.
• There are six different levels of tennis courses to choose from, ranging from Level A=Beginners to Level F=competition players (See: Course Levels below).
• Skipping levels, e.g. from Level A to Level C, is only possible in exceptional cases!
• For the first training, the participants and the coach meet up 5 minutes before start time in front of the designated tennis court and with the confirmation of registration in hand.
• Tennis shoes are obligatory for all participants playing on clay courts, both during the winter and the summer term. Running shoes or other unsuitable footwear will not be accepted.
• All participants are expected to bring their own tennis racket. The institute also offers the possibility to rent a racket (see: Tennis Racket Rental). Tennis balls and training material are provided.
• In the summer, the tennis courses are held at the outdoor facilities of the university: Sportinstitut, Wilhelmstr. 124, 72070 Tübingen (see: site map).
• In the winter, the tennis courses are held in the TC Tübingen indoor tennis centre: Gartenstr. 80, 72070 Tübingen.
• A place in a tennis course does not by any means entitle the participants for open play without registration. A tennis card must additionally be purchased!
Introduction to the basic skills of tennis. Groundstrokes with method balls in a short court format and from the baseline.
If you have never held a tennis racket in your hands, this is your chance to start learning the basics of the game.
Use and practise all forms of groundstrokes. Advancing from simple method balls to a real tennis ball exchange.
Being able to play all the basic shots (forehand, backhand, volley, smash) in one rally from the baseline.
„C“ Advanced 1
Groundstrokes with topspin. Point game with serves. First shot combinations in a singles match.
Being able to return a ball from the baseline without rotation and to maintain a ball exchange with a net player.
"D" Advanced 2
Shot combinations in a doubles match. Introduction of tactical elements according to individual abilities.
Being able to play groundstrokes with topspin. Being able to play a slice shot or to do a topspin serve.
Specialised shots; straight, slice and twist serves. Improvement of individual skills.
Being able to accurately execute all shot variations and to use them in a tactical way in a singles or doubles match. For tennis club players and experienced amateurs.
"F" Competition players
Use all shot variations. Focus on strategy and tactics in a singles or doubles match.
Only for current and former tennis club players or tournament participants.