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National Tennis Month in Winston-Salem


Looking for a way to get active this summer? Tennis is the perfect sport! You can play at any age and any level, AND it’s safe and easy to learn. We are hosting FREE tennis events around the Winston-Salem area for kids, adults and families to pick up a racquet and try tennis in the month of May!

All ages are welcome. Did you play when you were younger and want to get back in the game? We have an event for you. Do you want to get a good workout while playing tennis and having fun?! Check out of Beginner and Intermediate Clinic at Tanglewood Park! Let’s Tennis!


How to participate:


Mark your calendars…May is National Tennis Month! Celebrate with Winston-Salem Tennis with one of the following *FREE events to choose from! Registration is required!


ADULT


On Wednesday May 8, new, beginner and intermediate tennis players are invited to spend the evening at the Tanglewood Tennis Center for a night of free tennis clinics. This fun, social event will begin at 6:30. When registering, you will be prompted to sign-in or create a free USTA account.

Calling all USTA 4.5 Men and Women! On Friday, May 10, Winston-Salem Tennis will be hosting a social doubles event starting at 6:30. A modified version of Fast 4 Tennis will be used. So, find a partner and come out and play from 6:30-8:30. A great way to meet other 4.5 players in the region. Prizes will be awarded and food will be provided. A maximum of 12 teams/24 players.



YOUTH


Young Folks Tennis is the signature program for Winston-Salem Tennis that began over 50 years ago to introduce the game of tennis to youngsters in our community. Young Folks Tennis in May is a FREE 4 week lesson for youth ages 6-14 with little to no experience playing tennis. Hosted by Serve First Racquet Sports at Hanes Park on Tuesday Nights at 6:15. May 7, 14, 21, 28.


ABILITIES TENNIS


On Saturday, May 11, athletes with intellectual disabilities are invited to come to Taylor Tennis Center for an hour of fun games. Each abilities athlete will partner with a non-abilities athlete at various carnival type game stations that focus on tennis skills. Food and drinks will be provided.




Tennis is goooooood for you!


The past three years have seen participation in the sport skyrocket: According to the Physical Activity Council’s latest participation report, a whopping 23.6 million Americans served, returned and scored in 2022 – up 33% since 2020. 

 

“Tennis is the ideal sport for individuals and families of all ages and abilities, with extensive health and wellness benefits,” said Brian Hainline, Chairman of the Board and President, USTA.

 

According to multiple sources and studies, tennis has been shown to have a significant positive impact on the health of participants. Included in the effects: Tennis players on average lived an additional 9.7 years longer than sedentary individuals; the 9.7 additional years for tennis players ranked highest among all sports included within the study, beating out soccer by 5 years (4.7), cycling by 6 years (3.7), swimming by 6.3 years (3.4) and jogging by 6.5 years (3.2); participation in racquet sports improves your cardiovascular fitness; it reduces stress; and can help you form new, social relationships.

 

So what are you waiting for? Come grab a racquet, a ball, a friend and hit your nearest public court. 


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