Beginners and (former) tennis players alike are welcome at our sessions, which are designed to get participants thinking, moving and problem solving on court through a range of tennis exersices, drills and games. Above all, they are designed to be interactive and fun, and keep your mind and body active. You'll stay socially active too.
Physical inactivity is one of the strongest lifestyle risk factors for developing dementia. 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 cardiovascular and bone health, as well as flexibility, balance and strength. NHS Choices recommends doing around 2.5 hours of exercise per week.
We want our tennis 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 next programme of sessions are running from September to early December 2022 at the Gleneagles Tennis Academy, Auchterarder, PH3 1SD. Tennis Scotland are also delivering the roll-out of the initiative across selected clubs in Scotland during summer/ autumn 2022. These include: West End Tennis Club, Dundee; Blairgowrie Tennis Club; Dunblane Sports Club; Gretna Tennis Club; and Joppa Tennis Tennis Club, Portobello. If you are interested in attending a future session, or would like to find out more information, please get in touch via the contact section or contact one of the venues named above direct. You can also follow @tennis4rad on Instagram for updates.