Resolve to Stay Fit in 2019: Play Tennis
January 10, 2019
For many of us, the start of a new year is the perfect time to refocus our health and fitness goals. An excellent way of staying fit in the colder months is to play indoor tennis at the Prospect Park Tennis Center, which features 11 heated, indoor courts.
“Tennis is often not thought of as an aerobic exercise, but a good match can provide a really strenuous workout that builds strength, agility and burns calories,” says Paul Campbell, Director of the Prospect Park Tennis Center. “Most importantly, tennis is fun so people tend to stay with it.”
Prospect Park Alliance offers a variety of tennis play and instruction for all ages and skill levels. Youth can take part in group instruction in our Junior Development program, or take intensive classes during the upcoming President’s Week school break. Adults can find leagues of their own, and sign up for group or private lessons with our pros. And, with courts open from 7 am to 11 pm, seven days a week, there’s no bad time to get started!
Why choose tennis over another sport? “People that learn tennis often continue playing well into their later years,” says Campbell. Knowing how to play tennis is a lifelong skill, and “it frequently fosters friendships and camaraderie that can last a lifetime.”
Ready to get started? All you really need are a pair of sneakers, balls and rackets are available for sale or rent at the Center, and included in the cost of a lesson.
Learn more about the various Tennis Center offerings for adults and children, and see you on the court!
c. Paul Martinka