How to get started in tennis

Starting out playing tennis

Tennis is a great sport for getting your body fit and healthy and is also an enjoyable, sociable sport. If you’re looking to get fit through tennis playing exercise, then here’s the realbuzz.com guide to starting out in the world of tennis.

Getting involved in tennis is not as difficult as it once was, with many initiatives, particularly for youngsters, aimed at getting people involved in this popular and healthy racket sport.

There are public parks, many of which are free or charge very little, in which you can get started. General sports centres provide facilities both indoors and out, and there are a huge number of tennis clubs around the country happy to open their doors to beginner players.

There is no age limit to getting involved, provided that you can hold a tennis racket and are able to get around the court.

Mini Tennis is an excellent game for youngsters under the age of eight. It is played with a scaled down racket, foam balls and a small court. The game is a fun introduction to the full game.

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has more than 2,400 affiliated clubs and organizations and should be able to point you in the right direction. They also provide a list of LTA qualified coaches.

Contact for the Lawn Tennis Association:

The Lawn Tennis Association
Palliser Road
West Kensington
London
W14 9EG

Tel. 020 7381 7000
www.lta.org.uk

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