I didn’t just make that up because I love to play tennis; actually heard it on the news this morning. Are you ready for tennis? I am! Here are a couple of [pretty obvious] selfies to prove it.
Olga at Miami condo – The Charter Club on the Bay – there are two tennis courts and one 1/2 court with a hitting wall; sweet.
To play tennis, one clearly needs the basic skills to practice the sport. It requires agility, coordination, speed, control, cardiovascular capabilitites, muscle strength and so on. Once you get past the basics and become a more competitive player, you will want to “keep up” and maybe even try to win points, games, sets, matches.
At that point, the competitve side takes over and you will want to do moreaerobics to be able to move on the court better and faster, you will do weight training to become stronger and to improve your endurance, you will do yoga and stretching to be able to reach tough shots (have you seen Novak Djokovic’s “splits” or Roger Federer’s graceful “dancing” across the court?).
You might even take up chess to play better tennis, for once you know the technique, tennis becomes a head game of strategy and maneuvers. Many professional players engage sports psychologists to learn to stay mentally strong as the slightest glitch during a match could derail your focus. Mental agility prevents dementia.
Then there’s nutrition – you have to eat well not to feel sluggish and have to drink lots to stay hydrated, especially during something like a three-hour singles match oudoors in the sun, in humidity for example or indoors without airconditioning. Been there and cramping is a real possibility; proper management of hydration and timing/quality/quantity of food are a must.
There are many other benefits to tennis, i.e. it’s fun, it’s social and the ladies get to wear a lot of cute (albeit sometimes expensive) clothes. Kids love it tooand the earlier they start, the more ingrained the strokes become. You can always tell which adults started playing as children; the technique shows, there are fewer bad habits.
You can often take tennis “with you” wherever you go as many resorts and vacation hotels have courts and sometimes even pro’s for lessons. At Club Med, for example, there were daily classes and mini tournaments.
If you’re interested in properties with tennis courts in Connecticut or near facilities with tennis courts in CT or NY, give me a holler or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy the game, play tennis and live longer!