Do you only take notice of tennis at this time of year? Think again – as well as being an exciting spectator sport, tennis is great exercise for everyone.
What makes tennis so good for you?
Many leisure centres have tennis courts ready and waiting, including indoor spaces for the colder months. There are tennis clubs all over the country and most will welcome new members. If you haven’t played before, look out for beginner lessons. Make sure to book now before the Wimbledon effect really kicks in and things get busy.
What about further training to improve your tennis fitness? To begin, try this gym-based workout which uses standard kit to get you tennis-ready. For a more intense session, you could do worse than follow the example of our defending Wimbledon champion, with Andy Murray’s tennis strength and cardio workout. If you need a fuller programme tailored precisely for tennis, try this.
Summer is here and the spectacle of Wimbledon is upon us. Don’t just watch – join in!
really interesting to see Andy Murray's workout, thanks.
I wish I'd had more of a chance to try tennis at school - from what I remember it was all about athletics, netball and hockey, I would have loved t have been good at tennis
I love watching the tennis - watching Nadal right now! Only, I've never thought myself any good at it. Maybe I'll surprise myself!
I have the same problem - but tennis can be adapted for the 'not very good at it' too! Try short tennis, or ask at your local club - most will welcome new members and have friendly coaches too.
Callum - if you practice anything you will improve!
I've always wanted to be good at tennis, but my coordination is terrible! Maybe if I practice a bit more.....?!