If you’re new to the game, there are loads of reasons to start playing tennis. Have a read of the below to find out a little more about the sport…you’ll be on court before you know it!
Tennis can be a great way to make friends
Tennis is a great way to make new friends and also keep in touch with old ones. Maybe you’ve just moved to the area and are looking to meet new people, or you don’t know anybody else who plays tennis. Or it could just be an excuse to meet up with your mate and have a good natter over the net. Whichever way, tennis is a great way of bringing people together.
If you don’t know anybody who plays tennis (as well as nagging all your friends to get started) you could sign up to allplaytennis.com. On the site you can build your own profile – this means simple things like including a pretty picture of yourself and writing a little bit about your tennis experience. Then you can connect to other people who are looking for a game in your area and don’t worry, there are loads of people at every level of tennis whether it’s people just starting out or more advanced players looking to play a couple of sets.
Another good way to get in the groove would be to join one of the thousands of clubs around the country. They are always welcoming and usually offer specific social sessions which can be as much about the time off the court as on it. In fact, sometimes people can join purely for the social side (we’d encourage a bit of tennis as well).
Another way of meeting people would be to go along to an organised session – maybe something like Cardio Tennis There are always around 8 people in these sorts of sessions and are good fun as well as a good way to get fit and get a racket in your hand.
Cardio Tennis sessions are fairly new in this country but there are already loads of places that offer them. Use the allplay tennis Finder at the top of the page to find places near you where you can try it out. Once you’ve entered your postcode, you can refine your search by using the tick boxes on the right hand side. Tennis Xpress will be launched in January.