Fitness comes before forehands in Cardio Tennis sessions just starting at Wellington Tennis Club. Cardio tennis is an exercise programme which requires no specific tennis skill but happens to take place on a tennis court. It aims to ‘improve fitness levels, tone and shape key muscle groups and burn calories’ – as well as including a bit of shot-making and racquet skill. Anyone can have a go, regardless of tennis ability. You don’t even have to own a racquet as all equipment is supplied. It promises to offer a full hour’s workout, including a warm-up, an aerobic section, a tennis section – fun games in teams, not one on one competition – and finally a cool down. There’s ‘motivating music’ too!
Wellington Tennis Club hosts sessions each Wednesday at 7pm. Anyone who fancies a different kind of workout from a visit to the gym or who wants to just get fit and have fun can turn up. You don’t have to be a member of the club; just go along and pay £2 for each session. So, sixty minutes of exercise which promises to burn off 600+ calories, is enjoyable and makes you new friends as well? You can be serious!