SEATTLE - Tennis itself gets your heart racing. But Cardio Tennis takes the sport to another level.
It's tennis... with a twist!
"It's kind of the right combination of learning new skills," says tennis fan Anne Holland. "The coach will give you pointers here and there, but you're also getting a workout."
Anne played on her high school tennis team, but hadn't picked up a racket much since. Cardio Tennis at the Tennis Center at Sand Point got her back on the court.
Part of the draw is that you're not playing a game, which allows players to relax.
"Be yourself, play your game. Don't worry about missing shots." says Cardio Tennis trainer Nick. Everyone is there to get a good workout.
The hybrid pairs tennis with circuit training for a head to toe training session. It all revolves around tennis balls, but there are also medicine balls, cones, ladders, and jump ropes.
"It's a great workout and they get to work on their tennis game," Nick says. "And more often than not, I see them walking off the court with a smile, so that's always good to see."
Tennis Center at Sand Point
7135 Sportsfield Dr NE, Seattle, WA 98115
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