Tennis participation has grown over the past two years by 27.9 percent (2019 v. 2021). That means 22.6 million people are currently playing tennis. The increase from 2020 to 2021 was an increase of approximately 1 million players (per the Physical Activity Council’s annual study).
Not only is tennis fun, but it can also increase length and quality of life – data from the Mayo Clinic (tracking of 8,500 people for over 25 years), showed that seven sports contributed to increased life expectancy of active participants compared to sedentary peers. Tennis was also one of the seven sports found to promote a healthier, longer life – it was number one – adding 9.7 years to life expectancy.
Come out on May 23 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to the Maple Dawson tennis courts for a great introduction to tennis – “Triples Tennis”. This is a fast-moving game for all abilities and fitness levels. Focus is on fun and music will help keep you moving while picking up some basics of the game. Lori Schwartz of the United States Tennis Association is a certified PTR instructor and promotes the game throughout New Jersey. Rain backup is at Moorestown Tennis Club from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This is a game that can be played for a lifetime.
In honor of Dr. Robert Brill who passed away in 2021, there will be a free tennis drill and round robin on June 5 (rain date June 12). Come anytime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to jump into a drill led by local instructor.