Cardio Tennis, Anyone?

Cardio Tennis is an hour-long fitness workout to loud music on a tennis court that can help women burn up to 500 calories, or as many as 800 calories for men.

Operating in Australia since January 2012 the program has quickly grown, with close to 600 coaches and fitness trainers at over 800 venues now delivering Cardio Tennis.

Groups of up to 10 people – in which experienced or past tennis players often combine with complete beginners – experience a fun, high-energy workout focused on constant movement and fast feet. This includes:

  • 10 to 15 minute warm-up
  • 30 minute cardio segment
  • 15 minute cool-down

Music is played for motivation, heart-rate monitors are used to check fitness levels and calorie burn, while the coach feeds low compression balls to make ball-striking easier and rallies longer.

During the workout a Tennis Australia qualified coach or fitness trainer will guide the group through specifically designed warm-up, drill-based, play-based and cool-down activities. Each activity has progression and regression options, giving the coach or fitness trainer complete control to tailor the workout to all playing levels.

The activities also include a number of Cardio Bursts, such as ‘high-knees’, skipping and different variations of running through an agility ladder, which contribute to increasing fitness and allows the coach or fitness trainer to modify the workout to cater for a range of fitness levels.

Attending Cardio Tennis regularly is a great way to widen your social circle while getting your heart pumping and improving your fitness.

“Cardio Tennis is a great way to meet people, have fun and exercise,” says Joanne Daffern, 33, from New South Wales. “Whatever age or fitness level you’re at, it suits everybody so there’s no excuse not to exercise.”

Join the thousands who have turned their fitness regime into a social, fun and energising workout.  To find a Cardio Tennis venue visit the click here.

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