Tennis is an opportunity to give your all on the court and have a fun time while you’re doing it. People who participate in tennis 3 hours per week cut their risk of death in half from any cause, according to physician Ralph Paffenbarger who studied over 10,000 people over a period of 20 years. However, if you’ve never played before, starting as an adult can feel intimidating. Follow the tips below, and you’ll be playing with skill before you know it.

3 Ways Adults Can Get Into Tennis

1. Take a Class

As you’re learning the basics, it helps to be surrounded by others who aren’t as familiar with the game. A class is the perfect opportunity to do that, as you’ll learn the foundational techniques, swings, and strategies of tennis. A professional instructor can help you with the physical and mental aspects of the game as you have fun at the sport. 

2. Attend a Drop-In Game

If you haven’t found a partner yet, you’re probably looking for someone you synergize with and enjoy being around. A good way to find other enthusiasts is attending drop-in games, which are usually casual, social affairs. As you rotate partners and play different teams, you might find someone who complements your playing style and matches your skill level.  

3. Participate in a club league

Once you’re swinging your racket with more power and precision, you might feel like taking the competition up a notch. Playing competitively is the ideal way to push yourself to improve, as everyone is sure to bring their A-game. Even if you don’t come out on top, you’ll know that you did your best and pushed yourself to the limit against skilled opponents. 

To learn tennis, you’ll need a reliable club where you can play.  Clay surfaces slow the game down providing the best environment for the player to develop vital strategies and consistency while learning the game. For all players, the surface is also better on the knees, making it a favorite of all ages amongst the injured and weathered.  For those in Beavercreek, OH, Beavercreek Clay Courts Tennis Club offers five Har-Tru® clay courts and three pickleball courts. They also have fast-paced competitive play, a clubhouse for social gatherings, and clinics to help you and junior players improve.  To learn more, visit their event calendar on their website or call (937) 956-8864.