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Elevate Your Tennis Game: Learn from Champion Andre Agassi

Level up your tennis game with the next best thing to a private lesson. Master insider secrets and a winner’s mindset.
Instructor:
Andre Agassi
15,895 students enrolled
English
Learn techniques for essential swings (forehand, backhand, serve, and more)
Develop game strategies to defeat your opponent
Practice Andre's own drills proven to advance your game
Build confidence in your tennis strengths and abilities
Adopt the mental approach of a champion

Boost your tennis game in no time with this course from eight-time Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi. For the first time, one of the game’s all-time greats is sharing 20 years of tour experience to help you advance your skills and give back to the game that gave him so much.

These bite-sized lessons focus on only what’s most important to help you improve and see immediate results on the court. Andre not only covers specific techniques and strategies for all essential strokes, but also how to develop the mental tenacity and focus that sets a champion apart.

The course will help you:

  • Learn the fundamentals and improve every shot in your game including forehand, backhand, serve, volley, overhead, tweener, drop shot, and more
  • Understand best practices for racket grips, body positioning, and when specific shots are most effectively played
  • Identify the secrets of Andre’s signature moves: the two-handed backhand and return serve
  • Learn how to listen to the sounds of the game to read the ball and anticipate how it will move
  • Apply strategies that will keep your opponents off balance and unable to guess what you will do next
  • Practice Andre’s own proven drills to improve your skills, both alone or with a partner
  • Adopt the champion’s mindset that took Andre years to develop

Make a valuable investment in your tennis game with this course. With lifetime access, you can complete the course at your own pace, from wherever is convenient for you.

Introduction

1
Introduction

Andre welcomes you to the course and gives an overview of what he will cover, from tips and techniques to mental strategies.

2
"Failure & Success Are Just An Illusion"

In this lecture, Andre explains how work ethic, discipline, and focus helped him engage with the game and how you can apply this to your own life.

3
Pro Tip: Vibration Dampeners & The Importance of Sound

In this lecture, Andre shares his DIY vibration dampener of choice and how paying attention to the sounds of the game can give you an advantage.

4
Your Turn: Pick Your Dampener

Instructions for picking a racquet dampener to use throughout the rest of the course.

Andre's Forehand

1
Forehand Overview

In this overview, Andre identifies his areas of focus for his forehand stroke.

2
Forehand Grip

In this lecture, Andre explains the benefits of both the Eastern and Western forehand grips and how to choose what’s right for you.

3
The 12-Inch Rule

In this lecture, Andre explains why the 12-Inch Rule is one of the most important lessons in tennis.

4
Forehand Take Back & Follow Through

In this lecture, Andre breaks down the different stages of his forehand shot and his approach strategy.

5
The Tennis Ball is a Clock

In this lecture, Andre explains why it’s helpful to think of the tennis ball as a clock to learn where to make contact for different shots.

6
How to Deal with Pace

In this lecture, Andre shows you how to manage different paces of shots from your opponent.

7
Andre's Forehand Drill

In this video, Andre presents a forehand drill you can use to improve your hand speed and ability to fire your hips.

8
Your Turn: Forehand Drills

Instructions for Andre's forehand drills.

Andre's Backhand

1
Backhand Overview

In this overview, Andre explains why he sees his backhand stroke as an opportunity.

2
Backhand Grip

In this lecture, Andre shows you his two-handed backhand grip of choice and the advantages that come with it.

3
Backhand Body Position

In this lecture, Andre shares the optimal body position and foot placement for generating a powerful backhand shot.

4
Strike Zone & Strike Point

In this lecture, Andre explains how you can get shots at your ideal strike point.

5
Slice Backhand

In this lecture, Andre shows you the grip for his slice backhand and how he uses it as a defensive shot.

6
Andre's Backhand Drill

In this video, Andre shows you an effective drill to practice your backhand shot and master hitting different areas of the court.

7
Your Turn: Backhand Drill

Instructions for Andre's backhand drill.

Andre's Serve

1
Serve Overview

In this overview, Andre explains what’s important to him in a serve and how he uses it to set up his next shot.

2
Serve Grip & Ball Toss

In this lecture, Andre shares his service grip and breaks down the essentials of the ball toss.

3
1st Serve Options

In this lecture, Andre explains the three different 1st serve options available to you—the flat serve, kick serve, and slice serve.

4
Disguising Your Serve

In this lecture, Andre shares how you can keep your opponent off balance by disguising what kind of serve you are hitting.

5
2nd Serve Strategies

In this lecture, Andre shows you how to approach your 2nd serve depending on where your opponent is standing.

6
Serve Feet Position

In this lecture, Andre shows you two different approaches to foot positioning during a serve.

7
Sneak Serve: Switch Up Your Timing

In this lecture, Andre explains how you can use a sneak serve to throw off your opponent’s rhythm.

8
Be Aware of Your Opponent

In this lecture, Andre explains how to read your opponent and play at a pace that gives you an advantage.

9
Andre's Serve Drill

In this drill, Andre recommends a technique that forces you to improve your second serve.

10
Your Turn: Serve Drill

Instructions for Andre's serve drills.

Andre's Return of Serve

1
Return of Serve Overview

In this overview, Andre explains how he narrows the focus of his return and uses the return of 2nd serves to make a statement.

2
Return of Serve Grip

In this lecture, Andre shows you how to choose a return grip that prepares you for any type of serve.

3
Return of Serve Body Position

In this lecture, Andre demonstrates how to position your body from your feet to your hips.

4
Throw Your Opponent Off: Change Your Court Position

In this lecture, Andre discusses how mixing up your court positioning can disrupt the serving rhythm of your opponent.

5
Andre's Return of Serve Drill

In this drill, Andre recommends having a partner serve from the service line (instead of the baseline) to improve your reaction time.

6
Your Turn: Return of Serve Drill

Instructions for Andre's return of serve drill.

Andre's Volley

1
Volley Overview

In this overview, Andre explains how volley skills can shorten a point and keep your opponent guessing.

2
Volley Grip

In this lecture, Andre demonstrates why he uses a continental grip for his volley.

3
Volley Body Position

In this lecture, Andre explains how elbow positioning, head positioning, and eye level are crucial to your volley game.

4
When to Volley

In this lecture, Andre shares two rules that can help you decide when it’s right to come in to net.

5
Where to Volley

In this lecture, Andre demonstrates where to hit your volley depending on the height of the ball.

6
Andre's Volley Drill

In this drill, Andre shows you how you can become skilled at volleying crosscourt.

7
Your Turn: Volley Drill

Instructions for Andre's volley drill.

Andre's Overhead & Tweener

1
Overhead Overview

In this overview, Andre explains why your mindset and footwork set you up for success on your overhead.

2
Overhead Grip

In this lecture, Andre demonstrates why he uses an Eastern grip on his overhead shot.

3
Overhead Body Position

In this lecture, Andre shows why you must never let the ball get behind you on an overhead and the footwork to prevent that.

4
Where to Hit an Overhead

In this lecture, Andre stresses the importance of knowing where you will hit an overhead in advance.

5
When to Let the Ball Bounce

In this lecture, Andre demonstrates when it can advantageous to the let the ball bounce before your overhead shot.

6
The Tweener

In this lecture, Andre shows you how to execute the tweener shot, but stresses that it should only be used as a last resort.

7
Andre's Overhead Drill

In this drill, Andre shows how you can practice your overhead and moving back on the court to make the shot smooth.

8
Your Turn: Overhead Drills

Instructions for Andre's overhead drills.

Andre's Drop Shot

1
Drop Shot Overview

In this overview, Andre explains why having a drop shot is a great weapon to keep your opponent off balance.

2
How to Hit the Drop Shot

In this lecture, Andre explains why a good drop shot is played with slice and what to do immediately after your shot.

3
When to Execute the Drop Shot

In this lecture, Andre explains why the best time to use a drop shot is when you are gaining control of a point and moving past the baseline.

4
Drop Shot Disguise

In this lecture, Andre demonstrates how he disguises his drop shot as a backhand to surprise his opponents.

5
Andre's Drop Shot Drill

In this video, Andre shows you a drill you can practice to perfect playing an easy drop shot up the line.

6
Your Turn: Drop Shot Drill

Instructions for Andre's drop shot drill.

Andre's Mental Strategy

1
Tennis is a Proactive Game

In this lecture, Andre talks about how tennis is a problem solving game and the misconception that it’s a reaction sport.

2
Forget Hitting Spots

In this lecture, Andre discourages spending energy on hitting spots to instead focus on pace and spin.

3
The Importance of Calculated Risk

In this lecture, Andre explains why it’s best to take your risks when your strengths are involved.

4
Beware the Sleeping Bear

In this lecture, Andre stresses the importance of staying focused until your match is over and never giving your opponent an opportunity to shift the momentum.

5
Slaying the Dragon: Using Ball Machines

In this video, Andre recalls how his father used a ball machine to help him develop fundamentals, but stresses the importance of live practice with an opponent.

Conclusion

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Conclusion

Andre closes out the course with a reminder to not be overwhelmed by how much there is to learn and focus on one or two things at a time.

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