Tennis is a great sport that challenges us on multiple levels. It is a great tool for stress relief as well. Tennis can be played by anyone no matter their age or ability.
The fact that tennis is a non-contact sport played on a 78-foot long court makes tennis the ideal sport for social distancing. In fact, the Texas Medical Association came out with a risk chart, and listed tennis at a level 2 with 1 being the safest and 10 being the least safe activity to participate in during these trying times. It's socially rewarding while being socially distant.
The Health and Safety guidelines that the Tennis Center at the J have developed are the best in town. Each time you step on a court you can be sure that it has been cleaned before you start your play. We require all members to wear masks unless you are on the court, and all members and staff must participate in a daily health survey in order to gain entrance to the facility. In addition, courts and all touch surfaces are thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, and hand sanitizing stations are placed throughout the facility. For a complete list of our Covid prevention guidelines visit the Tennis Center Health and Safety guidelines.
In addition to being an excellent way to get in your daily exercise, tennis is intellectually rewarding as well. It's everything people want and need after having to be either working from home, dealing with homeschooling, or just feeling like you are not allowed to get out and enjoy things any more. We all usually have the same things to say about tennis when asked if we ever have played. It's “yes, I used to play back in school” or “no, but I have always wanted to try it.” Well, now is the perfect time to learn or pick your racquet back up and continue where you left off.
We invite you to try Tennis at the J by offering a week of free tennis classes to beginners and intermediate players starting the week of Oct 5. Monday, Oct 5 at 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM will be for beginner level players. Wednesday, Oct 7 at 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM will be for intermediate players who have played some, but need to brush up on their skills. Each class is one hour long. You can sign up for these classes by calling the Tennis Center Front Desk at 713.551.7292.
So if you’re looking for something safe to put your kid(s) in, a way to deal with stress, trying to stay healthy or become healthier while not risking your own health, then tennis is the perfect sport for you.
Hope to see you on the courts soon!