Tennis: A sport that refines body and mind

If you are looking for a new sports challenge that respects social distancing, tennis is definitely one to consider. Known to be a demanding sport that combines coordination, cardio and muscular strength, tennis will refine your body as much as your mind. Here are a few tips in order to start the season off right.

How to choose your racket

As with all sports, the choice of equipment should be taken seriously. A racket suited to your needs can make all the difference, whether you are an expert, a beginner or an intermediate occasional player. There are many aspects to consider when choosing a racket: string, weight, balance, size of handle and sieve, etc. The ideal racket depends on your grip size, the frequency of your sessions and your experience. To guide you through the process and prioritize the right aspects, do not hesitate to ask questions to one of our in-store experts.

Persistence is key

We won’t sugarcoat it, starting a new sport always requires patience. This is particularly true when it comes to tennis. As the famous saying goes, "Practice makes perfect". In other words, it is better to adjust your performance expectations before entering the field for the first time. Becoming a good tennis player can take time and that is why it is such a good way to develop sportsmanship and discipline. But whether you have natural talent or not, don’t worry, because each training session will make you feel the many physical benefits almost instantly.

Plan your sessions

No matter where you live, there is probably a tennis field or a club not too far from your home. In most cases, public sites can be reserved online or directly through the appropriate city channels. In addition to being able to play at the agreed time without waiting for a field to become available, a reservation also acts as a contract towards your opponent or game partner and yourself. In other words, it's a bit like having an appointment with your private trainer: It motivates you to get up to go! Eventually it will become part of your routine.

A social sport perfect for 2020

In addition to being a contactless sport that will train your reflexes, agility and coordination, tennis also has the advantage of being a family friendly sport. According to several experts, you can start practicing tennis from the age of 5 or 6. It’s also a great way for kids to develop their fine motor skills.

Even more than that, tennis is a sporting activity that meets the standards of social distancing. Of course, caution is always required. It is better to use your own racket, wash your hands frequently and opt for a “remote high five” instead of the traditional end of match handshake. With these minor adjustments, the game should remain similar even with the current situation.

You are now all set for the new season!