Instruction will cover the basic skills: forehand drive, backhand drive, footwork, service, return of service, and volley. Students will be grouped according to their level of play and will participate in drills to develop the basic skills. The rules and basic strategy for both singles and doubles play will be covered. Time will be allotted for class competition in the latter part of the course. This course is offered for the first half of the semester on the Pupin Courts.

This course will be offered at The Dick Savitt Tennis Center at Baker Field. This facility features six premier cushioned, hard-surfaced courts enclosed in an air dome. The course will be taught by members of the tennis staff in a unique team teaching approach. The first portion of each class will be devoted to fundamentals and tactics. The second hour will be designated for singles and/or doubles competition.