In the first few sessions of the course time will be devoted to equipment selection and use, court dimensions, court etiquette, safety precautions and the rules that govern play. Group lectures will be on different grips, court position, basic strokes and shots, service and basic strategy. Students will be paired according to skill level and will participate in drills to develop fundamental skills. Individual instruction will be geared to the students' skill level. Competitive opportunities will be available during the latter part of the course. There is a $15 fee for protective eye guards.