Updated: Jan 5
We are going to get to the bottom of one of the most common questions any coach will get.
At some point in everyones journey in learning tennis they ask the question "how long does it take to get to a decent standard?"
Something you must understand first is that everyone learns differently and at different rates, But the principle is the same. How much you put in is how much you get out, ever heard of that one before?
It's a long journey guys. If you have started to learn any sport it takes time and commitment especially if you want to make it to the professional status.
What if I just want to get from beginner to a decent social player level?
If you are just looking to become a good fixtures level or social level player it still takes time and commitment. It all depends on how much you are putting in to get there.
Have you ever heard in gym terms, whether you're trying to lose weight or tone up, It takes 4 weeks for yourself to see a change and 6 weeks for others to notice a change. But they leave out the part of how often they are training to reach those goals. Those results are true for someone training EVERYDAY.
Now the principle is the same in tennis, If you don't want it to take years before you reach your goal of being a decent social player/fixtures player, you just need to train more frequently. If you are only training once a week it will take you years before you reach that goal.
Below is a chart to explain the difference of how long it may take depending on how often you are training. *This chart is going from people with no experience*
Something some people also need to understand is that it is a balancing act. I would not advise people to go out training for 3 hours every day, that is a one way ticket to injuries. That is why just doing a little bit every day just to keep the muscle memory helps more then doing hours on end.
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