ANYONE FOR TENNIS? START TODAY!
It’s easy to get started!
Who hasn’t got a tennis racquet sitting in a room somewhere? If you haven’t, then someone you know will have. It may not be the highest quality, but if you’re starting, it’s worth grabbing it to get out there for your first knockabout in a while.
It’s a brilliant workout
Tennis is interval training, that’s peaks of high intensity workout followed by less active times. Women can burn up to 420 calories an hour this way and work not only their arms, but the whole body too.
Tennis is a lifelong sport
Unlike many sports that are too demanding to play after a certain age, anyone at any age can enjoy a game of tennis – as long as you can move and lift your arm. And, trust us, those that do look fabulous!
It’s a mental workout, too
Tennis is all about predicting the next shot and keeping one step ahead of your competitor. Like chess, tennis is all about strategy so keeps your grey cells busy too. What could be better for you than a mental AND physical workout? Phew!
The best way to play is with someone of the same standard as you – what better excuse to get out of the house, spend time away from the family and with your best mate and burn some calories at the same time?
Find a court near you…
Tennis for free (www.tennisforfree.com) have over 2,500 free courts and 13 free coaching programmes so if you want to want involved, it’s easy! You can find your nearest park to play tennis in by just tapping in your postcode. You can’t book any of these courts, so just turn up with your racquet and a ball and start playing!
Tennis for Free work with school, tennis clubs and local authorities throughout the UK.