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I'm 35 and haven't had any formal training. I think i've applied everything i've learned online to the best of my ability, but I'm not exactly sure what to expect from my first private coaching session.
I scheduled it in a few weeks and I'm basically wondering what I should expect. This is a chinese coach so I'm having visions of not even using a paddle but instead painting and waxing cars ala karate kid for the entire hour.
Every coach is most likely different, but what do you do on first session? Practice a bit? Critique form? Do some basic drill work?
It's expensive and i'm going to be doing this maybe once a month or so if I find it a valuable use of my time for my goals (which is basically just to learn how to play correctly and with some sort of progression in skill level)
Usually a coach will hit with you and go through some of the basic skills of the game with the strokes. Perhaps some footwork drills and some work on serving and receiving serve.
How fast or slow that progresses will depend on the coach and your ability as well I guess. I think it is a good idea to give this a try. If you are not finding it beneficial then you can alway go back to your other training.
Let us know how you get on.
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