If you consider yourself an active person or are simply looking for a way to spend some more time outdoors getting some exercise then tennis may be exactly what you are looking for. While many think of it being an activity reserved for those at country clubs, the reality is that most cities have wonderful courts that are very inexpensive or even free to use. If you haven’t thought that tennis was the right sport for you then there is more that you should know.
Tennis is actually a very low impact sport that will help you to burn calories while having fun with your friends and family. Unlike a number of other sports there is no need to run, especially if you play with a partner. This reduces the risk of injury while getting some exercise outdoors. There is nothing worse that trying to have a good time only to wake up the next morning unable to go about your normal daily activities.
It is also a great way to meet new people. You will easily find clubs that get together to enjoy friendly games or even competitions. Finding others that enjoy being active as much as you do will only make it more likely that you will get out frequently to enjoy your exercise. A simple search online will quickly connect you to organizations that have formed around the love for this sport.
A bonus is that there really is not much cost involved in obtaining the gear needed to be competitive. All you really need is a racket, that have a wide range of price points, depending on how serious you become, a few containers of balls and an outfit if you so desire. It is best to get something that you can wear that will keep you cool while you play while also allowing you freedom of movement, but it is not necessary to purchase something from a fancy sport shop unless you desire to do so. A good pair of tennis or pickleball shoes is all that is needed to complete your ensemble.
Last, but not least, is that it is always fun to build a new skill and learn new things. Staying active not only physically, but mentally as well, is great for those looking to remain young at heart. There is no reason to feel nervous about starting a new sport no matter what your age might be. Everyone has to start somewhere and those that have the experience that you desire are typically more than happy to spend their time helping others to join them. At some point you will be the one showing others just how fun the sport of tennis can be.
Here is a good YouTube video explaining some of the basics of tennis:
Tennis is not a sport that is reserved for those that spend their time at the country club. It is a rather inexpensive sport to participate in and can connect people from all walks of life. If you are looking for a new and exciting thing to try then this sport just might be exactly what you are looking for. Now get out there and give it a try.