Why Should You Include Tennis In Your New Year's Resolution?
We finally made it through 2020. And while last year brought many changes to the way we exercise; it actually brought a lot of new faces to the tennis industry. Whether your New Year's resolution is to get in shape, get out of the house, or meet new people, tennis can help. If you already play, your resolution could focus on sharpening your skills, playing in new places, or maybe starting to teach lessons. The possibilities are seemingly endless.
No matter how you choose to incorporate tennis into 2021, Tennis Court Supply is here to offer all of the brand name tennis court equipment you may need. Shop our site or call us to learn more about the brands that we carry and the state-of-the-art products that we offer.
And if you are not convinced that tennis should be a part of your New Year's resolution, we've compiled this list to show you why it should be.
1. Tennis Can Be Enjoyed Even During The Coronavirus Pandemic
Because tennis requires minimal physical contact and is typically played outdoors, it is a perfect COVID-safe sport. Hopefully, this year will see a return to normalcy, but in the meantime, you can still play tennis safely. By playing outdoors, maintaining a safe social distance, and using your own tennis equipment, you can greatly reduce the risk of contracting or transmitting COVID-19 while playing. So even though we may not know what the rest of the year holds, you can count on tennis to be one stable feature.
2. Tennis Can Help You Lose Weight & Get Fit
The most common new year’s resolution is to get in shape or lose weight. Good news, tennis can help with that! You can burn hundreds of calories for every hour spent playing tennis. Here are a few tips to increase the number of calories burned on the court:
Use a ball machine to get your heart rate up.
Use only one ball while playing a game. This way you must run for it every time.
Playing singles burns for calories than playing doubles.
There are also several other health benefits of playing tennis including improved hand-eye coordination, faster reflex times, and improved cardiovascular health. According to a study done by Harvard University in 2016, playing tennis for 3 hours per week reduces your risk of heart disease by over 50%. Plus, running, lunging, and hitting the ball can help tone muscles all over your body.
Exercising in any form is also a natural stress reducer, and stress is something we could all use a little less of. All these health benefits are excellent reasons to include tennis in your 2021 new year's resolutions.
3. Tennis Helps You Spend More Time Outside
As screens become more and more part of our daily lives, we sometimes neglect to get fresh air and sunshine. Most tennis games are played outside, whether that is at a community park, a school, a racquet club, or some other court location. Being outside has multiple benefits including helping meet your Vitamin D intake, reducing seasonal depression, and improving overall mental health and wellbeing.
4. You Can Make New Friends
Last year was especially lonely for many people, by hopefully this year can be different. Playing tennis is a great way to meet new people whether it is at your local park, the gym you've been a member of for years, or at a private club. You never know who you may need at your next game or lesson. It could be a new lifelong best friend, a new client, the couple that just moved in down the street. It's also a sport that revolves around teamwork, so not only do you meet these people, but you can improve your interpersonal skills. Plus, who does not love a little friendly competition?
5. Most Importantly - It's Fun!
Last but certainly not least, tennis is a great new year resolution because it's fun! Tennis is a great sport for beginners and people of any age. It is also one of the few sports that people can play for their entire life. In fact, the USTA has tournaments for players in their 70s, 80s, and 90s! Not only can you play tennis for most of your life, but it can also extend your life by about 10 years, according to a study published in 2018.
Plus, it's something the whole family can play together. For many families, tennis is a way to spend time together, get some fresh air, and blow off some steam. There are multiple levels and types of tennis, so there's room for everyone. There's recreational tennis for people looking to meet new friends and learn a new skill, cardio tennis for those looking to get in shape, and competitive tennis for those who want a good challenge. But no matter who you play with or how you play, the most important rule is to have fun.
Here's To A New Year And New Tennis Goals
No matter what happened in 2020, this year is a time to start fresh. Whether your goals for 2021 are all about tennis or just vaguely include it, we hope that you achieve all of them. For decades we have been lucky to be part of the tennis world and help thousands of people discover and foster a love for the sport. This is something we hope to continue doing for as long as we can. So what will your 2021 tennis goal be?
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