TENNIS AND HEALTH (from the Tennis Industry Association)
• People who participate in tennis three hours per week (at moderately vigorous intensity) cut their risk of death in half from any cause. (Dr. Ralph Paffenbarger, Harvard University School of Public Health)
• Exercise such as playing singles tennis briskly for 30 minutes or longer, 3 to 4 times a week, can help condition the heart and lungs. (American Health Association)
• Tennis builds strength in upper body, legs, hips and abdomen and improves speed and overall flexibility. (Vitality Magazine)
• Since tennis requires alertness and tactical thinking, it may generate new connections between nerves in the brain and thus promote a lifetime of continuing development of the brain. (Scientists at the University of Illinois)
• Tennis outperforms all other sports in developing positive personality characteristics and physical fitness development. (Dr. Jim Gavin, Concordia University, author of The Exercise Habit)
• Competitive tennis burns more calories (528 to 610 for an hour of singles) than aerobics, inline skating, or cycling, according to studies on caloric expenditures.
• Tennis participation has tremendous physiological and psychological benefits for older individuals. (Dr. James Rippe, Rippe Lifestyle Institute
* Tennis players scored higher in vigor, optimism and self-esteem while scoring lower in depression, anger, confusion, anxiety and tension than other athletes or non-athletes. (Source: Dr. Joan Finn, et al., Southern Connecticut State University)
Click Here for the Student COVID-19 Risk Waiver for Tennis Programs as of 6/1/20. Print and bring to class or scan and send to FBTS, firstname.lastname@example.org
Click Here for the COVID-19 Guidelines for Tennis Classes as of 5/1/21
Click here for Information on setting up Auto Pay for classes & camps
Click here for Summer 2021 Tennis Lesson Schedule
Click here for Lesson and Attendance Policy
Click here for Enrollment Form
Lessons will NOT be held if:
- It is raining or snowing
- The WIND CHILL is 35 degrees or BELOW
- The HEAT INDEX is 104 or HIGHER
If you are unsure if classes will be held, call the office, 281-980-4219.
This is a land line phone, so it does not take text messages.
If we are cancelling, there will be a recorded message.
However, if we are at the courts trying to get the courts dry or it has just started raining near the class start time, we may not have had time to put a message there.
Or call/text your instructor.