Set practice sessions around your own schedule, at little or no cost, and always at the proper pace for your skill level! The United States Tennis Association (USTA) provides unmatched instructions for individual practice, a classic-but often forgotten-method for improving your game.
The Backboard Tennis video provides challenging practice plans that are perfect for solo practices. These serving, backboard, and racket-handling drills can be expanded for partner and group practices and are a great way to improve skills between competitive matches.
The perfect partner for the solo practicer, backboards can be used to improve your serve, forehand, backhand, approach shots, lobs, overhead smashes, and much more. They simulate rallies better than ball machines, and they can benefit any level of player because you`re always practicing at your own pace.
Backboard Tennis shows you how an ordinary wall can be your ticket to more beneficial practices and a better tennis game.
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.