When you learn to play a sport, you not only tend to improve your physical fitness but also sharpen your mental acuity. Tennis involves a combination of physical skills like hand-eye coordination and strategy. As a game, it can be played in a variety of settings as well – you can practice racquet skills with younger children in your backyard on a sunny day, indulge in a short game with friends on the weekend, or go the competitive tournament way – the opportunities are endless. Indoor tennis courts allow you to play the game all through the year. The best part is it’s a game that two players of completely different skill levels can enjoy together.
Building Tennis Skills
While batting the ball about can be a lot of fun, actually learning how to play the game increases how much you enjoy it. Eventually, you start to hit more balls than you miss and start thinking strategically, allowing your mind and body to work in unity with each other. And you’re never too old to start learning how to play.
Benefits of Learning to Play Tennis:
Apart from developing your physical and mental skills, there are plenty of benefits to playing the game.
- No padding necessary: Unlike sports that require a whole bunch of equipment and gear, you’re good to start playing tennis with a pair of racquets and a ball.
- Better than going to the gym: Playing tennis is a lot more fun than working out alone in a gym. Playing just an hour of tennis can help you burn anywhere between 580-870 calories.
- Develop sportsmanship: Tennis is both a team sport and an individual one. Doubles tennis helps you develop your ability to communicate and work together as a team.
- It benefits kids too: Children who learn to play tennis keep the skills they learn for life. Tennis not only teaches discipline and the joys of physical exercise, but also the soft skills necessary to succeed off the court.
- In fact, research shows that children who play tennis are more likely to perform well academically, attend college, and become more community-minded than those who don’t participate. They’re also less likely to be overweight or indulge in risky behaviours like binge drinking or smoking.
National Tennis School
Founded in 1985 by Geoff Pearce, the award-winning National Tennis School leverages its deep industry expertise to manage multiple clubs throughout Ottawa. It has provided tennis services to over 20 regional tennis clubs, several municipalities, and many corporate functions. NTS teaches over 15,000 children and adults annually through its school programs, tennis lessons, and camps.
Apart from lessons and camps, NTS is also an industry leader in setting up tennis programs and clubs and overseeing their operation and management.
NTS offers a wide array of services across the Ottawa/Greater Gatineau area to bring the joys of tennis to people of all ages, backgrounds, and professions.
- Summer and Winter Programs
- Weekend Clinics
- Private and Group Lessons
- School Programs
- National Tennis Camp – ½ and full-day camps
- Weekend Adult Tennis Camps
- Adult Leagues, Socials, and Clinics
- Corporate Tennis Events
- Market Expertise
Tennis activities aren’t limited to summer alone. NTS has developed winter recreational activities and high-performance programs at the Tennis Centre West Ottawa. The facility features 6 indoor red clay courts, 7 outdoor Har-Tru courts, a full clubhouse, bar, and change rooms.
Register for a program near you on the NTS website or get in touch with the team here.