Welcome back to tennis season! The Incline Village Tennis Center and Pro Shop open this Monday, May 9th so it’s time to get back into shape and ready for a great season. We all know what we are supposed to do to get in shape. You know, get off of the sofa, do some stretching, some weights and some cardio, but doing it - that’s another thing! Let me stress that you really need to do all of these things to play at your best, really enjoy the game and avoid injuries. Here are some exercises to get you started:
- Cardio – Try biking, hiking, walking or any of the cardio equipment at the Rec Center or your home gym including the treadmill, stair stepper, and elliptical. Participate in a group fitness class at the Rec Center. A group setting can often help push you to the next level plus the upbeat music will brighten your day! Zumba® or dance aerobics classes are great for cardio, footwork, and coordination. Or take a spin class for cardio, strength and stamina or any strength conditioning class.
- Stretching - Yoga and Pilates are both fantastic choices as they stretch and work your core muscles at the same time. This is very important for tennis and helps your balance and movement on the courts.
- Fitness and Strength - Weights, TRX and bands are great options for building core strength and good fitness. If you don’t already have a good routine, make an appointment with one of our personal trainers at the Rec Center by calling (775) 832-1350. Even just one session can get you going and help you establish a personalized fitness regimen.
The good news is that so many of you skied a bunch this winter so your legs and core are already strong. Good luck, get out there and I’ll see you on the courts! Stop by the Pro Shop, visit InclineTennis.com, or call 775-832-1235 to purchase Tennis Memberships, clinics, gear or get more information.
This "IVGID Tip" was provided by Serena Quarelli, Director of Tennis at the Incline Tennis Center, and originally appeared in the North Tahoe Bonanza and online at SierraSun.com. “IVGID Tip” is a bi-weekly feature running in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, in partnership with the Incline Village General Improvement District, providing locals with various tips pertaining to the recreation opportunities and services the district provides.
This tennis tip is a part of a series of instructional videos and articles from the Incline Village Tennis Center. Tune into our youtube playlist or Facebook for more videos and tips in the future. All tips are also posted on the Incline Village Tennis Center Pro Shop & Tips page.