It’s the end of the first week of 2016 and if your new year’s resolutions are already starting to look a bit out of reach, consider taking up a new sport!
I wanted to be a bit more active because being out of shape and sluggish all the time is not fun at all, so I started a term of tennis lessons at The Tennis Club with my sister. The husband has been playing tennis at The Tennis Club for a couple of years now and enjoys his sessions tremendously.
To be honest, I was quite nervous about the whole thing because I have zero stamina, I’m not the sporty kind AT ALL, and my hand-eye coordination leaves much to be desired. So I was pleasantly surprised to find out that tennis is actually a lot of fun, even for someone who doesn’t like physical activity!
In the first few lessons, the focus was mainly on getting us familiar with the basics of forehand, backhand, serves, etc. with some drills and exercises. In the subsequent lessons, while still practicing the basics, my sister and I would also try to keep the ball in play up until the point our coach had to step in and rescue us.
Our coach Stephen Pellow has the patience of a saint (and a sense of humour) so the sessions are never tedious or stressful. I like how he constantly gives us little tips and reminders of what to look out for and switches things up if he sees that something is not working out too well for us.
After that first term of lessons, my sister and I decided to sign up for another term because the tennis lessons at The Tennis Club are truly something we look forward to every week. So whether your resolution is to lose weight/ keep fit/ try something new, consider taking that first step with some tennis lessons!
Disclaimer: We received a term of lessons from The Tennis Club. All opinions are my own.