Health Benefits of Tennis

Tennis is a very popular sport in the UK and is played by people of all ages. The greatest thing about tennis is there are many benefits – and we aren't just talking weight loss. Playing any sport is beneficial to your health, helping keep weight down, lowering blood pressure and improving heart and lung function. 

Avenue Tennis promotes an active and healthy lifestyle for all our members. Alongside our regular social events which work to keep members socialising and embodying a sense of belonging with our club, we have four beautifully maintained grass courts, five clay and two AstroTurf all with state-of-the-art floodlights making tennis accessible all year round.

All this alongside three indoor tennis courts and three badminton courts. Tennis could precisely be what you need to improve your overall health, fitness, strength and agility while sustaining a great social life with substantial psychological benefits.

The most noticeable and renowned benefit of tennis is the cardio aspect. If you picked up tennis as a regular hobby, expect your cardio capacity to increase immensely. Playing tennis for one hour can burn up to 600 calories if your male and around 420 calories for females, making it as effective as jogging or taking part in a spin class. This full-body workout has been known to increase aerobic capacities, as well as improving muscle tone, strength and flexibility. 

If you are not already aware, here at Avenue Tennis with our Racquets membership, we offer Club Play. Club Play takes place twice a week during winter months and four times per week during the summer. It's a time of recreational play for all club members using a rotational system. It is a social occasion that enables club members to play in mixed, ladies and men's doubles. Club Play is not only an excellent way to practice your game but also a great opportunity to meet and socialise with other members. See our timetable for further information on when we run our Club Plays.

It's important to remember to drink plenty of fluids and regularly rehydrate while playing tennis. Your body is under considerable strain when you are pushing yourself during a match or an intense training session. Being dehydrated will hamper your performance and deteriorate your health. Also, ensure you have suitable equipment for tennis, such as supportive and properly fitted shoes and a tennis racquet within the correct grip size. If not, or you're unsure pop into the Avenue Tennis shop which is fully equipped with everything you might need. Available to members and non-members with professional tennis coaches on hand to offer personally tailored advice.

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