Why Play Tennis?
"Tennis provides a person with the physical activity needed to promote a healthy lifestyle and cardiovascular health and fitness. Furthermore, tennis puts it all together in a game that is fun! What more could one ask for from a fitness activity?" said William J. Kraemer, Ph.D., past President of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
According to research data from Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, the average 155-pound person burns more calories per hour playing tennis (493), than while participating in low-impact aerobics (352), riding a stationary bicycle (387), golfing when walking the course (281), hiking (422), playing softball or baseball (352), playing volleyball (281) or lifting weights (422).
According to a theory developed by Jim Gavin, Ph.D., author of "The Exercise Habit," tennis players have the highest potential for enhancing sociability, mental focus, competitiveness, adventurousness, spontaneity, creativity, and assertiveness when compared with golfers, weightlifters, runners, inline skaters, and downhill skiers.
Lifetime Tennis Facilities and Services
- 3 indoor Plexi-Pave hard courts with indirect lighting
- 4 outdoor lighted Har-Tru clay courts
- Full service locker facilities
- Pro Shop offering apparel and equipment sale as well as racquet re-stringing
- Individual private and group lessons for both adult and junior players of all levels
- Adult and junior instructional clinics for players of all levels
- Playmate Ball Machine rental (by the hour, month, or year - indoor only)
To see our Court Reservation Policies, General Rules, Rates and Hours please view our printable Information Sheet.
- Contract Tennis Program (26 week winter season, indoor only)
- Junior Development Program (includes lessons, clinics, conditioning, league, and tournament play)
- Adult Development Program (includes lessons, clinics, conditioning, league, and tournament play)
- Cardio Tennis: Fast paced drill and games based tennis "workout" class
- Special Populations Program (includes Special Olympics Tennis and Wheelchair Tennis)
- Social Events (round robin mixers and "themed" events)
- Tournaments (adult and junior, open and closed)
- Student Racquet Membership (for high school tennis team players)