Frequent Asked Questions for Tennis
- Hi. I am 40 this year and I have no tennis background. Is it too late to learn tennis?
It is never too late to learn tennis. Tennis is a sport that you can enjoy your whole life, so go for it! The biggest thing is how much effort you put into the sport. The harder you work at it, the better you will be.
- What is the minimum age to learn tennis?
The minimum age to learn tennis is age 5 and above.
- I do not have racquet and balls. Do I have to buy first before learning?
For both adults and kids, you need not buy any racquet and balls yet. ProCoach is proud to have Prince as our exclusive tennis equipment partner. We provide demo Prince Racquets as well as Prince trainer balls to kick off your lessons. You will get to try different types of racquets and there to decide which racquets suit you best.
As for parents, it will be recommended to purchase kids racquet as well as pressureless tennis balls for your kids. It will be good to engage in family bonding at least twice or three times a week of tennis without the presence of the coach. The duty of a tennis coach is make tennis a fun sports for the kids, but not competitive. The coach will engage new tennis activities for both kids and parents to learn.
- Do I have to wear tennis shoes in order to play tennis?
Please put on proper sports attire. It is alright to wear other sports shoes if you are new to tennis. As more foot works take place in the future, it will be recommended that you invest in a pair of tennis shoes.
- Where do ProCoach coach tennis?
ProCoach delivers trainings all over the island of Singapore. If you are staying in condo, please book a court your own. Else, ProCoach will arrange tennis court availability at your nearest location.
- How many lessons do I have to learn to pick up tennis?
Honestly, there is no definite answer. The coach will need to access your skills and determine at what level you and your friend(s) are at. Our definition of “level” is neither beginner, intermediate, nor advance terms.
For every beginner, there are different levels: judging on the ball sense, the habit, and the mentality. Some students do not have ball sense; some students possess old habits, for example, always sticking to badminton style; some students always possess negative mentality or adding pressure to oneself. The coach will have to cater according to individual needs. There are beginners who are fast learners. They manage to rally at baseline in less than 10 sessions. Of course, the faster you learn, both the coach and yourself will have great sense of satisfaction!
- Can an intermediate and a novice player take up tennis in the same session?
Yes. It will be preferred to engage in 2 hours of tennis lesson instead of 1. Both players will be going through the same drills together and the coach will correct the techniques of the individuals. In fact, this will form a good pair as the novice player will be strongly influence to pick up tennis at a faster rate. The intermediate player will improve better as he/she will not want to lose out to the novice player.
- What if I have additional friend who wants to join me in the session?
From the usual 1 hour private one-to-one session to a two-to-one session, the lesson fee will be $90 instead of $75. Each person will only need to pay $45. For this last minute arrangement, students will just need to pop up additional $15 to the coach for 2 players session.
- I will like to organize a tennis training session for my company. Do you provide such services?
Yes. We do provide corporate tennis packages. Please call Cheryl @ ProCoach at 92718721 for more information. You may send email to email@example.com.
- I will like to organize a tennis camp for kids. Do you provide such services?
Yes. We do provide tennis camp for kids. Please call Cheryl @ ProCoach at 92718721 for more information. You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For this programme, it is subjected to availability. Tennis camp will only be conducted if there are enough students registered for this programme.
- What happen if it rains an hour before the tennis session or during the tennis session?
With regard to wet weather conditions, the coach’s decision to proceed with a lesson is FINAL. Student(s) will not be given any make-up lesson if the lesson has been played for more than half an hour before it rains. This will be considered as 1 full lesson used. In the event where lesson is conducted less than 20 minutes before it rains, student(s) will be entitled to a full hour make-up lesson.
(This paragraph only applies to student(s) having lessons in own property ie. condominium) In the event of wet weather conditions, student(s) is/are responsible to inform the coach of the weather condition at least half an hour before lesson commences. Otherwise, there will be NO make-up lesson and NO refund of fee for any 'rained-out' lesson. It will be considered as 1 full lesson used.
- I do not have a tennis court. Where can I play tennis?
If you do not have a tennis court, please provide us your location and we will source for the nearest tennis courts available. If there is no court availability, we will book a public court instead. The coach must be notified for the booking of public tennis courts at least 2 weeks in advance due to high booking traffic. (Public courts refer to courts under Singapore Sports Council – www.myactivesg.com) Please note that the course fee is not inclusive of tennis court fee.
- How does cancellation of tennis session work?
ProCoach or the coach must be notified of any cancellation of a tennis lesson at least 2 days in advance. Otherwise, there will be NO make-up lesson and NO refund of fee for any cancellation or no-show, regardless of the reason therefor.
ProCoach or the coach must be notified for the booking of public tennis courts at least 2 weeks in advance. (Public tennis courts refer to courts under Singapore Sports Council –www.myactivesg.com)
Public tennis court booking fees, if applicable and non-refundable, remains to be borne by the student(s) in the event of any cancellation or no-show, regardless of whether paragraph above has been complied with.
- What is the mode of payment for session fees?
Please enclose payment via cash or bank transfer. All coaching fees should be made payable to the 'Cheryl Oh'.