Are you looking for a form of exercise that can help you stay fit and be social? If you’re looking for something to replace a gym membership or if you’d like some variety in your physical fitness routine, one option to try is a racquet and tennis club. These clubs typically offer monthly memberships, tennis and squash training clinics, and private lessons.
Whether you’re looking to go pro in US squash tournaments or just stay active, a racquet club might be what you’re looking for. Here are some services you might find in a typical tennis and squash racquet club.
Tennis and Squash Community
Playing indoor tennis and squash is something of a group activity. You might be looking to play the game with your friends and family members; you might also play on your own to interact with other people. No matter which type of experience you’re looking for, you may want to seek membership in a club with a sense of community.
Tennis Lessons for Kids
Are you looking for a fun activity for the whole family? While you take an adult class or play for fun, you can sign your children up for tennis lessons, too. Many clubs offer this service in addition to a membership or on its own. Private tennis lessons are great for kids and teens with an interest in athletics and competition.
Tennis and Squash Training Clinics
Lessons aren’t only for children — plenty of recreational and aspiring professional tennis players benefit from clinics and private lessons. Many racquet clubs also offer squash training clinics for those with an interest in this indoor sport.
Once you finish working up a sweat, it can be nice to unwind. Look for a racquet club that offers some RandR with massage therapy. Many clubs with spas also give you access to saunas and other treatments. Even a short massage after a workout can significantly reduce inflammation, according to medical research, so getting a massage after a tournament or vigorous training can be a great idea for the more intense tennis and squash player.
In addition to the sense of community, the individualized training, and the benefits of massage and relaxation, you also receive the myriad health benefits that come with regular exercise. Those looking to lose weight can shed up to half a pound a week if they play three to four hours of tennis in that time. If you have cardiovascular problems or other chronic health conditions, you can reduce the risk of death by half through at least three weekly hours of moderately vigorous tennis.
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