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Let's Get Started Playing Tennis Again!

  • Tennis is very social; you have been missing your friends.

  • Start treating yourself like an athlete: Get moving again, walking, biking, the gym aerobics, weights, stretching, etc.

  • Take a couple of refresher tennis lessons. Always a great idea not to start back with bad habits.

  • Start off by just hitting the ball back and forth. Don't worry about playing points yet.

  • Practice a little of all your shots, serves, volleys, groundstrokes, serve returns, etc.

  • Start taking care of yourself, eating better, get more sleep, get a physical so that you have no worries.

  • Get a good racket, new shoes and new balls. Get a ball hopper for your balls to practice your serve.

  • Look for area "socials," always a great way to meet new players.

  • Enter local tournaments and don't worry about winning or losing, just have a great time!

  • Do not play every day or for too long. You will only get injured. Start gradually, building up your stamina.

Remember, you must get started!
 
Good luck on the courts!
 

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John Mills' experience includes four years as head pro at the Windemere Racquet & Swim Club, where he was responsible for organization of all tennis activities at the club. John also played college tennis at the University of Houston and has spent 20 years teaching tennis at the Memorial Park Tennis Center, the Pasadena Racquet Club, and as the head pro at the Bay Area Racquet Club.


 

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