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.
From 1 September 2021 at the Gleneagles Arena, Auchterarder, PH3 1SD, our sessions take place each Wednesday; one commencing at 1.30pm, the second following at 2.30pm. If you'd like to enroll in one of the 10-week sessions, or find out more information, please get in touch via the contact section. Also follow @Tennis4Rad on Twitter for updates. We intend rolling-out the sessions across Scotland in 2022, partnering with Tennis Scotland.