Tennis has been around forever - our kids would say almost as long as us! Tennis is thought to have started in the 1300s in France and was originally played with the palm of your hand. The game evolved over the years, and the first tennis club as we know it was found in Leamington Spa in 1872.
According to the LTA, there are 21,186 courts throughout the UK today. This means there is plenty of space for your kids to practice, so get them involved today!
Did you know?
The strings or guts of the tennis racket can be made out of cow or sheep guts and tennis balls used to be made of leather filled with wool or hair!
Suits kids who are…
- Quick Thinkers
3 reasons to get into Tennis
Tennis is a family sport
No matter the age, ethnicity, gender, ability or fitness level, tennis is perfect for families to play together. Not many other sports can offer opportunities that tennis can.
Tennis helps you live longer
Health professionals and the people in white lab coats around the world point to tennis as one of the most healthy activities in which you can participate! It develops you mentally, physically and emotionally - it will add years to your life, and life to your years.
Tennis teaches life lessons
Tennis helps youngsters develop a work ethic, learn sportsmanship, accept responsibility, manage mistakes, enhance discipline, learn to compete, cope with pressure and adversity, develop healthy habits, learn teamwork and much more.
I hope it inspires some kids to play tennis and also takes away the notion that British tennis players don't win or it's not a good sport
Wimbledon, US Open & Olympic champion