It is a lifetime sport … played by people of all ages and skill levels, for competition or recreation. It increases and maintains a high level of aerobic fitness, develops flexibility, strength and anaerobic fitness. Usually played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).
Each player uses a strung racket to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent’s court. This sociable game also provides a mental workout with matchplay strategy and tactics, challenging yourself to reach goals or provides a fun way to relax or unwind after a stressful day.
What to bring
The basic requirements are a tennis racket, balls, comfortable sports clothing clothing and footwear. High priced rackets and tennis footwear are non-essential especially when first beginning to play. According to the local facilities available you may be able to play indoors or outdoors. Many outdoor tennis courts have floodlights to extend play in the evenings.
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If you would like anymore information please visit the Lawn Tennis Association’s website www.lta.org.uk/