In this latest article, Munster Tennis' Regional Development Officer, Lucy Penkova, features three easy to implement ideas that clubs may wish to introduce.
With the new year comes a raft of resolutions. Every January all magazines, blogs and social media boast of health and fitness tips appealing to anyone who may be looking to tone up, try out a new sport, or lose those holiday pounds post-New Year’s Eve.
Tennis clubs should use the opportunity the-new-year-new-you trend presents and make the most of it to create more activity in the club as well as get more members in.
This time of the year is an ideal time to host a short cardio tennis course to help your membes keep fit Cardio Tennis is a fun group activity for anyone, at any playing level, looking for a fun way to burn calories & interact with others outside of the gym.
Cardio Tennis is a high energy fitness that combines the best features of the sport of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, delivering the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout.
Most women can burn 300 to 500 calories per hour and men burn between 500 to 1,000. Not only are you getting a great workout, but you are also learning a skill and training for tennis.
Invite a Fitness Instructor
Tennis legend John McEnroe once said that you can’t get fit simply by playing tennis matches. While you might not train with the dedication or intensity of these elite athletes, the principles are the same – doing work off the court will help you on it.
It is a great idea to use your clubs facilities to their maximum potential and invite a fitness instructor that will create a workout such as a HIIT session or a circuit that will both burn calories and raise their heart-rate and strengthen their muscles improving their game.
Run Run Run
Any exercise is good exercise, but when it comes to losing weight, it’s hard to beat running. After all, running is one of the most efficient ways to burn calories.
Organise a weekly running group starting from your club. You can limit it to members but might be beneficial to open it to anyone and show how great your club is to outsiders.
If you have any questions or if you want me to help you develop ideas on promoting your club please don't hesitate to contact me.
Lucy Penkova | Regional Development Officer
+353 85 733 1528 | development@MunsterTennis.ie