Tennis4 RAD's fitness sessions, co-designed with Tennis Scotland and led by Head Coach Alan Russell, are broadly aligned with the Lawn Tennis Association's themes for cardio tennis. Beginners and (former) tennis players alike are welcome at our sessions, which are designed to get participants moving through tennis exercises, practice drills and games. Above all, they are designed to be interactive and fun, and keep you active.
The Lawn Tennis Association and the Alzheimer's Society have promoted the benefits of tennis for dementia sufferers, as well as to help reduce the chances of developing dementia. Research shows that regular exercise can reduce the risk of developing dementia by 30%.
Any form of physical activity is beneficial for physical and mental health and healthy cognitive ageing. Regular tennis fitness sessions can improve the heart and bone health, as well as flexibility, balance and strength.
We also want our fitness sessions to make a meaningful contribution to The Scottish Government's ambition to raise both the life expectancy and the number of years that all of Scotland's people spend in good health.
Our first block of sessions ran from 1 September - 1 December 2021 at the Gleneagles Tennis Academy, Auchterarder, PH3 1SD. If you are interested in attending our next session - beginning end-February 2022 - or to find out more information, please get in touch via the contact section. Also follow @Tennis4Rad on Twitter for updates. Tennis Scotland are also supporting the roll-out the initiative across Scotland in 2022.