Whether you are five, fifty five or eighty five, tennis is the sport for you and better still, it is the sport for life. Tennis is a safe non contact sport that does not need to rely on expensive equipment. It can be practised alone or played with 2,3 or 4 people and it is one of the easiest sports to participate in.
Unlike many other sports, tennis is gender neutral and gives equal opportunities for male and female to participate, enjoy and achieve! Whatever your age, gender or physical ability tennis is the perfect sport for you!
Tennis is the perfect sport for a healthy body and a healthy mind. Research (Tennis Australia) has indicated that playing an average one hour of singles tennis is the equivalent of burning 600 calories for men and 420 calories for women.
The National Heart Foundation recommends at least 30 minutes of continuous physical activity per day for adults and at least 60 minutes for children. Tennis is the perfect vehicle to achieve this and receive the following health benefits:
Source: National Heart Foundation 2007
Tennis is one of the most widely played sports in the world. (The International Tennis Federation has 211 National Tennis Associations). Apart from the various professional and amateur tournaments, it is also an Olympic and Commonwealth games sport.
Introducing people to Tennis in New Zealand will contribute to a healthier, more active population, for everyone!
Why not get into tennis right now?
Tennis Hot Shots is the national starter tennis programme for New Zealand children. Smaller courts, shorter racquets and softer balls mean that kids can play a proper game of tennis from the moment they step on court.
Cardio Tennis is the high energy highlight of your week! It’s a fun, social, group tennis-fitness programme for all ages and abilities, delivering the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout. Get out of the gym and onto the court!
Tennis Xpress is a fun, innovative way of teaching tennis to get players started. The aim is to get you playing the game quickly (within six weeks) by using lower pressure balls, flexible court sizes, simple scoring and simple technical teaching.