May 12, 2015 03:20 PM

Tennis lessons from Serena Williams and photography tips from Annie Leibovitz – sounds like an advantage for the rich and famous, but now ordinary folks can benefit too.

That’s the concept behind a new video series called MasterClass featuring professionals at the top of their game.

“I’ve never really talked about the secrets of how I play the game, and this is a great platform to show how to do the best that you can,” Williams, 33, tells PEOPLE.

To get involved, fans can go to the MasterClass website and for $90 gain unlimited access to a series of video classes hosted by Williams, complete with interactive assignments.

Dustin Hoffman and author James Patterson are also part of the program with maestros like Annie Leibowitz and Usher debuting later this year.

For David Rogier and Aaron Rasmussen, the co-founders of MasterClass, approaching Williams was a no-brainer. “We wanted the best online course out there,” Rogier tells PEOPLE. “Serena loved the idea because she wanted to teach and she wanted to make it feel as much like a private lesson as possible.”

Williams will also give targeted advice to some of the participants who upload video of themselves practicing their strokes.

“There are so many people that just play regular tennis who wonder ‘what am I doing wrong?’ ” says Williams, who reveals how she stays positive even when a match is not going her way. “When I’m down, I just think, ‘okay, I’m just going to play this point,’ it’s really about taking one moment at a time and trying to master those moments.”

That’s one of the lessons the US Open champ learned from her own coach, father Richard Williams. “He’s the greatest person I’ve ever worked with and [he’s] taken me to storied levels in my career,” she says. “I wanted to pass on that information and help other people be the best that they can be too.”

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