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tennis

Many studies have found that tennis is one of the healthiest activities to participate in because it provides overall physical, mental and emotional benefits. It engages your mind and body at the same time. One of the great things about tennis is that it’s a sport that can be played at nearly any age and at any skill level.

 

Fitness

Playing tennis elevates your heart rate throughout the game and burns extra calories to help you lose weight. The elevated heart rate from tennis and other cardiovascular exercises improves your circulatory health, lowering your risk for heart disease, heart attack and stroke.

 

In addition to the cardiovascular health benefits of tennis, the game also combines rigorous strength training in your legs, arms and upper body. And it’s not just in a static, repetitive set of muscles.

 

 

Because it’s a low-impact sport and it’s not dependent on the strength of the player, people of all ages and skill levels can pick it up easily.

 

 

Tactical Brain Development

Tennis is based on geometry and physics, and can help develop tactical thinking similar to playing a game of chess. Since a large proponent of playing tennis involves alertness and tactical thinking to develop shot patterns, the sport helps to generate new connections between nerves in the brain.

 

Coordination

Tennis tests your balance, speed, footwork and hand-eye coordination through a variety of techniques and movements. As you become on the court, you can expect these attributes improve other aspects of your life.

 

The subtle motions inherent in racquet control also improve your fine-motor skills, those associated with penmanship, video game play and creating fine art.

 

Self-Esteem

Tennis players are known to score higher in self-esteem, vigor and optimism, while scoring lower for factors such as confusion, tension, anxiety and depression.

 

All of these health benefits make tennis one of the most beneficial sports you can play, physically, mentally and emotionally. Whether you play competitively, for your health or just for fun, tennis has great benefits for the mind and body

 

 

FAC offers adult tennis leagues for all levels. Our leagues run in 8 week sessions and we offer doubles, permanent partner doubles, mixed doubles, and singles using USTA/ NTRP levels.

 

If you do not have a rating we can evaluate your level before placing you in a league. To register for league play – please stop by the Pro Shop to determine your level. For more information email our pros at tennis@fayac.com

 

FAC also offers Adult Tennis lessons. Lessons are scheduled at your convenience. We offer many packages to choose from including Private lessons, Semi-Private, Small Group and Team Group drills. Stop by the Pro Shop to meet our Tennis Pros and schedule a complimentary skill review. Private Lessons are one of the best ways to develop the skills necessary to take your game to the next level. This one-on-one time is a great way for the pros to analyze and refine your skills.