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Premiers Active April

Cue the racquets, balls and grass!

The summer of tennis in Australia has come and gone for another year in its annual blaze of glory.

We were privileged to witness the highs and lows as well as the new and the old take the sport to even greater heights. The inner child spoke loudly, igniting us up off the couch to practice some air Federer-like one handed backhands down the line. With the sun out, warmer weather and inspiration increasing enough to think that you might want to be active and play with a real racquet, Get Into Cardio Tennis could well be the answer you’re looking for.

Get Into Cardio Tennis is a low-impact, tennis-based group activity. It’s fun, social and delivered by people who understand what it’s like to be making a start to a new activity. There’s a major difference to Get Into Cardio Tennis than other tennis activities – it’s done in the park! No need for tennis courts – or nets for that matter – and you’ll get a great workout in a safe and supportive environment. You don’t need to have any existing tennis ability or level of fitness to enjoy a session.

In its second year Get Into Cardio Tennis has provided nearly a thousand participants the opportunity to get active and improve their tennis skills in a whole new way. Playing tennis in the park isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind when wanting to get active. However, the park based setting provides the opportunity to get a great low impact workout while still catering to all levels of skill and fitness.

Active April Tennis Australia eNewsLouise has been participating in lunchtime sessions at the Docklands Park regularly, she says: “I have really enjoyed being able to get a bit of fitness in a whole new way, outdoors and in a social group, best thing is I can do it all in the space of 30 minutes during my lunch break.”

In an exciting recent development Get Into Cardio Tennis has also partnered with a number of YMCA’s in Victoria to deliver sessions in a nearby park or oval.

“Get Into Cardio Tennis sessions have added some great diversity to our Group Fitness suite of programs and given our members a whole new way to achieve their fitness goals,” said Cameron Giles, Centre Director at the Hawthorn Aquatic & Leisure Centre.

There has never been an easier way to get active outdoors and develop your tennis skills. Premier’s Active April is just around the corner, however Get Into Cardio Tennis sessions have already launched in February for 2017. Jump onto the Get Into Cardio Tennis website to find a session nearby and for more information. Everyone who books in will get their first session for free!

 

Last updated: February 17, 2017 at: 12:48 pm

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