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Introduction - Focus and Desire

Serena Williams

Lesson time 02:46 min

Whether you’re a beginner or a budding champion, Serena Williams can teach you how to improve your game on and off the court.

Serena Williams
Teaches Tennis
Step up your game with two hours of the techniques, drills, and mental skills that made Serena the best in the world.
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I think some of the basic components to becoming a great tennis player is to have a tremendous amount of focus and desire, and a lot of commitment because being the best or just being great at anything, you have to really be committed to do it, and you have to be willing to put the work into doing it. You're just not going to wake up one day and be the best in the world. That's not going to happen across the board in whatever you choose, but particularly in tennis, you're going to have to work really hard. Hi, I'm Serena Williams, and welcome to my MasterClass. When you're taking this class, I hope you're able to get a better game from your forehand to your backhand to your mental game to even your serve. If you're ever confused, don't forget you can always check out the workbook. Make sure you work very hard, make sure you do all the exercises, and have fun. Remember that you're only going to do great and be great if enjoy what you're doing. I really hope everyone that is taking this class this is able to learn that tennis is a fun sport if you can try to be the best at it, but also it's a great opportunity to learn a lot about life. You can learn how to fight. You can learn how to never give up. You can learn how to always want to be better in life, and tennis has definitely taught me those lessons. I would like to thank all my students for taking my master class. I hope it helps you to be able to be the best tennis player that you can be. [MUSIC PLAYING]

Learn Serena's Technique

Serena Williams, the world's #1 ranked women's tennis player and winner of 23 Grand Slam singles titles, teaches you tennis and reveals the secrets of her game. This is as close as you can get to a private lesson with one of the world's greatest tennis players.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Its helped me so much! The only thing I would've loved to learn more of was more mechanics in backhands, 2 handed and 1 handed, and mechanics in general

Amazing access to one of my favorite athletes!

I think the class would've benefited by having more detail when a concept was introduced. For example, on serves she spoke of a kick serve and a slice serve, but it wasn't demonstrated in a manner that could be reproduced from a technical perspective. Otherwise, the class was good.

I love tennis and Serena's insights improved my game :)


A fellow student

The workbook only covers Lesson 10. Is there a complete workbook with all lessons?

George P.

Super excited to start this class. I just started playing tennis last summer and I love it so much now.

Tash M.

Super excited to be learning from the G.O.A.T.!!!! I am totally new to tennis (two lessons in) and am pumped to learn all I can!

Michael S.

OK hope the second lesson is much deeper. I took some lessons a few years back and wish to get back in the game on a more permanent basis and hope Serina can get me back on track


I've played tennis for nearly my entire life, and have really fallen in love with the game and everything it has taught me over the years. Unfortunately, I haven't consistently played in a handful of years. I'm really excited to get back into the sport I love, and to learn from one of the best!

Fawad M.

Doing better at what you desire to do is fun. Here's to having fun in tennis learning from someone at the top of the game.

Philip P.

I can't wait to start, Serena! I'm gonna finish the whole course in one day!

John H.

I am so excited to take this Master Class. I have had the opportunity to take The Bollettieri Method! I am interested to see how Miss Serena expands on Mr. Bollettieri's coaching. Such an honor to learn from the best.

Elizabeth W.

Serena, Thank you for doing these lessons. I agree that tennis and life can mirror each other.

Suzan M.

So excited about this class. Was a gift for my 48th birthday. I love Serena's commitment to her sport but also to life and family. She inspires me to be a great mom and a great tennis player.