We’re well and truly into the tennis season, with my all time favourite ever sports event, Wimbledon starting to get really exciting and the prospect of the Davis Cup straight after there’s so much to inspire people to get onto the courts and start playing.
I know that there are at lot of barriers and preconceptions that people have around tennis but for me it’s been a game that I’ve played throughout my life and can be mixed up to suit all levels and ages. It doesn’t have to be expensive, it’s not just for posh people and it really doesn’t matter where that ball goes as long as your having fun.
So here are some ways to play that you might not have heard of before and might make the game seem a little bit more fun/less intimidating…
Classic singles and doubles
You just want to play the classic way – rock up to court with either 2 or 4 of you and play singles or doubles. Either just have a hit or play a match if you’re more competitive! If you don’t know how to score, just set yourself a “first to” and take it in turn to do two serves each – e.g. first to 10.