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5 Reasons to Start Playing Tennis in the New Year

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 12/26/17 9:00 AM

One of the world's most prestigious modern sports, tennis is a game that challenges both one's physical abilities as well as their mental capacity. Its elegance and watchability are well-known, but tennis can also be an immensely gratifying experience if you play it yourself. With that in mind, here are five reasons why you should consider picking up a tennis racquet come next year: 

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When to Sign Your Child Up for Tennis Lessons

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 12/14/17 9:00 AM

Has your child shown an interest in playing tennis? Do they seem to naturally enjoy having a racquet in their hand and hitting tennis balls? If so, you might want to consider signing them up for tennis lessons. One of the most common questions parents have about getting their children involved in tennis lessons is the classic issue of "when." How early is too early? Below are some key points to consider to help you determine when to sign your child up for tennis lessons. 

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Match Day Diet: What You Should Be Eating Before a Tennis Game

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 12/5/17 9:00 AM

It's no stretch to say that a healthy diet should always be prized by people who lead active lifestyles, but it becomes even more important on the eve of a big game. When it comes to tennis, you can take a page from the pros and see what they eat on match day in order to stay fit and sharp on the court. As everyone knows, tennis is a challenging sport that requires plenty of running, hitting and jumping, all activities which tend to consume a lot of energy, so let's examine the foods that help you stay on the court and the ones that don't:

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4 Ways to Unleash Your Competitive Side

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 11/16/17 9:00 AM

No matter what type of sport you play, learning how to become an intense competitor is one of the first steps towards greater success, especially when it comes to tennis. If you're not quite sure how or where to start, below are some essential tips to help you unleash your competitive side and become a force to be reckoned with during game time. 

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Sharpen Your Reflexes with These Tips

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 10/31/17 9:00 AM

If you're a tennis player, it goes without saying that having quick reflexes is one of the golden keys to optimal performance. If you feel like you've been struggling with your response or reaction times, keep the following tips and exercises in mind to help you develop razor-sharp reflexes. 

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Topics: Fitness, Tennis

Is Topspin Really That Important?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 10/12/17 9:00 AM

If you've been playing tennis for any length of time, you've probably heard of the term "topspin" before, but what exactly is it, and how important is it to your tennis game? Below are some key points that will explain what topspin is all about, as well as how you can use this "secret weapon" of the pros to improve your performance on the court. 

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Is It Time for a New Racquet?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 10/3/17 9:00 AM

Perhaps you've noticed a change in your tennis game lately, and you're wondering why your performance seems a little "off." Maybe one of your favorite shots isn't as effective as it normally is, or you're not getting the same crisp "pop" from your racquet that you're used to. Is it time for a new racquet? Below are some key points to help you make that determination. 

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6 Ways to Alleviate Pre-Match Jitters

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 9/14/17 9:00 AM

Most athletes are all too familiar with having "butterflies in the stomach" before a big game. The anticipation and heart-pounding excitement you can feel before engaging in competition is perfectly normal, but if left unchecked, it can spiral into nervousness and anxiety. If you're tired of feeling like a bundle of nerves before every tennis match, below are some tried-and-true ways to alleviate those pre-match jitters.

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Where to Start? From the Couch to the Tennis Court

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/31/17 9:00 AM

Have you been thinking about taking up tennis? It's a good choice, as tennis is a sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. Perhaps you feel a little uncertain about where to start, especially if you haven't been physically active in a good while. The good news is that tennis is a very beginner-friendly sport, and there are plenty of resources available to help you develop your skills. If you're ready to try your hand at this fun and addictive sport, below are some simple steps to help you transition from couch to tennis. 

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When to Add Strength Training to Your Child's Tennis Routine

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/15/17 9:00 AM

It is a well-known fact that strength training is one of the best ways for tennis players to improve their power, control and athleticism. While strength training is commonly recommended for adult tennis players, what about for children? Is it safe, or will it cause problems down the road? Fortunately, the latest research has shown that strength training is not only safe for kids when done properly, but it can also be very beneficial to their overall body development.

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