The perfect serve at Ragdale Hall

Jul 01, 2019
Posted in: Featured, Fitness   Posted by: Ragdale Hall Spa

Monday 1st July marks the start of Wimbledon, so what better time to dust off your racket, open a fresh tin of balls and take to the courts. Oh, and not forgetting a Pimms cocktail – of course!

Tennis can be a fun way to add a bit of variety and excitement to your fitness regime, but tennis as a form of exercise can help you to do more than just burn calories…it can help to improve:

A healthy heart: Bjorn Borg once characterised a tennis match as “a thousand little sprints.” The quick anaerobic movements made on the court help burn fat and increase the heart rate. A typical tennis match can last anywhere from one to two hours, and at intervals that are ideal for improving cardiovascular health – essential for lowering your risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke.

Flexibility – due to the constant stretching and maneuvering to return the ball toward your opponent.

Speed – through a series of side-to-side and up and back sprints to chase the ball.

Brain power – tennis requires the brain to be creative, and it involves planning, tactical thinking, agility and the coordination of different parts of the body.

The workout a game of tennis gives you results in explosive movements and stretching, providing your body with so many benefits it’s easy to see why tennis is a good choice when working towards improved fitness.

For the budding Andy Murray’s amongst you, our championship standard, all-weather tennis courts allow you to get in the Wimbledon spirit.

Whether you are new to the sport or looking to get back into tennis after a long break, our skilled fitness team also provide one-to-one and shared tennis coaching sessions where you can learn the basic skills of tennis and perfect your swing. To book a tennis court please speak a member of our Fitness Team or call extension 318. Rackets and balls can be supplied by the Fitness Department.

Off the court, be sure to stop by our Garden Room and Verandah Bar for a spot of indulgence and take advantage of our new Wimbledon Specials including our limited edition Wimbledon Martini.

Did you know? Strawberries and cream have been associated with Wimbledon since its inception in 1877.

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