New Year’s Day is right around the corner, peeps. It’s that time of year when we promise ourselves to change something in our life. And it’s no accident that tennis can address almost any New Year’s Resolution you set for yourself in 2023.
5 New Year Resolutions Tennis Can Solve
1. Lose Weight/Better Fitness. On average, a doubles player burns roughly 360 calories an hour playing tennis and about 560 calories each hour if they play singles. Imagine your fitness level (and calories burned) if that time was spent hitting with a ball machine or participating in a tennis cardio class focused on constant movement. The beauty of tennis is that the workout doesn’t “hurt” – until you lose 😉
2. Get More Organized. It’s never too early to get your 2023 calendar in order, and tennis should come first (or at least a close second to the fam). Set aside time for some organized play, a weekly class, a tournament, or a tennis social, and make tennis a priority. Got kids? Get a jump on summer planning today. Register your child for tennis camps and lessons now. This will alleviate your stress in the spring when you realize there is no summer plan.
3. Spend More Time with the Family. The family that plays tennis together stays together. Tennis is a great, inexpensive way to spend time with your loved ones and get some physical fitness to boot. Equipment is easy to borrow, rent, or buy, and a can of balls is a little over $3.00, so lace up your tennis shoes, grab the fam, and head to the courts!
4. Spend More Time with Friends. Getting out with friends, as part of a team, or just getting together for a hitting sesh is easier when it involves tennis. The time and place are generally accessible, splitting the “tab” doesn’t involve tipping, and a smile is guaranteed.
5. Learn Something New. Like anything, tennis is ever-changing. The modern game of tennis has changed dramatically since the classic style was first introduced. You can realize a New Year’s Resolution and do it with the sport you love. Maybe it’s time to master a new grip, learn a different serve, or try out a new spin.
The biggest reason we don’t realize our resolutions for the New Year lies in setting unrealistic goals. And once that reality sets in, we are too quick to abandon them. However, if you can work harder at something you already have some expertise in, you will be successful faster. Just think how nice it would be to reach next December, knowing that it was the year you realized your resolutions 🙂
What are your goals for 2023? We hope these will help you achieve some (or all) of them!