It’s an annual event. New Years. And it’s the time of year when we make a vow, or resolution, to change, to enhance something in our life. It is no accident that the sport of tennis can address almost any New Year’s Resolution you have set for yourself in 2017.
5 New Year Resolutions Tennis Can Solve
- Lose Weight/Fitness. On average player burns 200 to 315 calories in 30 minutes of tennis. Imagine the fitness and calories if that time was spent working on a ball machine, or participating in a cardio classes where the focus is on constant movement? The beauty of tennis lies in the fact that the work out doesn’t “hurt” – until you start losing.
- Get More Organized. It’s never too early to get your 2017 calendar in order and tennis should come first. Start setting aside time for an organized hit, weekly class, tournament, or tennis social and make tennis your priority. Got kids? Get a jump on summer planning today. Register your child for tennis camps and lessons now. This will alleviate the stress that comes in the spring, when you realize there is no summer plan in place.
- Spend More Time with the Family. The family that plays tennis together, stays together. Tennis is a great, inexpensive way, to spend time with your loved ones, and get some physical fitness to boot. Equipment is easy to borrow, rent or buy, and a can of balls is a little over $3.00, so lace up your tennis shoes and head to the courts.
- Spend More Time with Friends. Getting out with friends, as part of a team, or just getting together for a hit, is made easier with tennis. The time and place is generally pretty accessible, splitting the “tab” doesn’t involve tipping, and a smile is guaranteed.
- Learn Something New. Tennis, like anything, is changing. The modern game of tennis has changed dramatically since the classic style was first introduced. You have the chance to realize a New Year’s Resolution and do it with the sport you love. Maybe it’s time to master a new grip, learn a different serve, or try your hand at understanding a new spin.
The biggest reason why we don’t realize our resolutions for the New Year, lies in the fact that we have reached too far. It is possible to set a goal that is unrealistic. And as the reality of its difficulty sets in, we are all too quick to abandon it. However, if you can work harder at something you already have a small hand in, you will be successful faster. How nice would it be to reach December with knowledge that, this was the one year, that you actually realized your resolution?
Happy New Year.