Coach Sam B - Why Play Tennis In Singapore January 27 2017, 9 Comments
Hi, everyone! I am Sam B, a tennis coach who just joined Anyone For Tennis in January 2017!
In this blog, I'm going to explain why tennis is such a good sport to play and be involved in, particularly in Singapore!
Tennis is a sport for life! You are able to play tennis socially, or competitively, or both! In my experience, I have given tennis lessons to a child as young as 2 years old and to an adult of 80 years, as well as every age in between.
Nobody is too young or too old to start playing tennis. Tennis is undoubtedly a skilled sport, you will improve your playing standard and competence with practice, persistence and ideally tennis lessons too.
There are so many forms of tennis you can choose to play including cardio tennis, singles, doubles, tennis boot camps etc.You are never far away from a tennis court in Singapore and since all courts here have floodlights, you can play even at night.
Tennis is truly a global sport. Currently, the top 10 players in the world in both men and ladies professional tennis tours (ATP & WTA) are made up of 10 different nationalities in each.
Playing tennis is a great way to make friends and you can really improve your social connections by participating in tennis, unlike any other sport.
Last but not least, tennis is a great way to improve your fitness. Studies have shown that participating in cardio tennis for 1 hour can burn as much as 600 calories!
I will end off with a picture of me taken while travelling between lessons, drenched by one of Singapore's magnificent storms!
Tip of the Week (Coach Steph): Internal & External Motivation June 17 2015, 3 Comments
Practice makes perfect. It sure does, if it is "good" practice.
The acquisition or improvement of a skill requires good habits from the start to enable a player to repeat it correctly.
Motivation is required if repetition of a skill seems challenging. Motivation can be created by oneself (internal), or by inspiring and energetic tennis coaches (external)!
Internal motivation is in general created easier by adults. Children need that extra "fun factor", and some adults need that confidence boost to feel free to make mistakes in the learning process.
No matter the age, if the player is motivated to learn, internally and externally, there will be no stopping their improvement!
At Anyone For Tennis, all our coaches are extremely motivated to make a difference! Book a session with us and let us motivate you to take your tennis game to the next level.
Tip of the Week (Coach Sam): Off-Court Fitness Training June 02 2015, 2 Comments
If you are looking to take your tennis game to the next level or just want to enjoy playing for longer, then what you do off the court in terms of fitness can make a huge difference to your game.
At Anyone For Tennis, we believe that tennis is a whole body sport with a major focus on leg and core strength, along with speed agility and stamina. We recommend circuit training that involves exercises that fire up the muscles used in tennis.
Here is a beginner body weight circuit to get the ball rolling:
- Squats - 20
- Lunges - 20
- Planks - 30 secs to 1min
- Skipping - 1 min
- Wall Sit - 1 to 2mins
- Mountain Climbers - 50
- Burpees - 10 to15
- Court Sprints
By adding in fitness training 1-2 times a week, you will notice a huge difference in your game and get more satisfaction and enjoyment from being able to play your shots with correct technique when it comes down to crunch time.
Professional tennis players are some of the fittest athletes on the planet. So put the hard work in and the results will happen.
Contact us to join our trial classes for tennis-specific fitness programs including cardio tennis, personal training, coordination lessons (foundation tennis fitness lesson for kids), and boot camps.