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Cardio Tennis

Cardio Tennis is a series of tennis-based drills and activities played to up-tempo music on a tennis court. It does not require tennis skills, but is all about keeping your heart rate up, burning calories and having fun. Whether the ball goes in or out is irrelevant as the main purpose is to get fit.

Cardio Tennis includes a warm-up, cardio workout, and cool down phases. If you are looking for a great new way to get in shape and to burn calories, why not try Cardio Tennis?

There are drills for absolute beginners through to advanced players, all of which provide you with a great cardio workout while improving skill. Cardio Tennis is more fun than working out in a gym or other forms of exercise.

The session takes place on a tennis court and is run by our qualified tennis coach. The main purpose of the session is to provide you with an enjoyable work out. It’s not about forehands and backhands, it’s about getting in to your appropriate cardio zone and getting a great workout.

Music is played during the session to help create a high energy atmosphere and add motivation. Participants are advised to wear heart rate monitors so they can see if they are working hard enough (or too hard). The heart rate monitors also provide an accurate summary of the session including how many calories have been burned.

Cardio Tennis is a great way to improve your fitness whilst playing a game you love. Based around tennis drills, you will run, hit and smash your way through calories in this high intensity workout.

Come along and try out a session and see for yourself.

Club Coach

My name is Ryan Trickey and I’m the new Head Coach at Swanage Tennis Club. I’ve been in the coaching industry now for nearly 16 years coaching internationally from the U.S. to Australia. I have also coached around the U.K. most noticeably in Oxfordshire, Dorset and Hampshire. In my coaching career I have worked with all ages and ability levels from beginners to top ranked national ranked players.

I began my playing background as young as 3 years of age at St.Leonards & St.Ives Tennis Club. Since then, I reached Dorset champion at age 9, national schools tennis at 16 years old and went on to further education at Roehampton University Studying Sport & Exercise Sciences. Here, I became first team coach for 2 years taking them to the regional finals.

I have very high hopes for Swanage Tennis Club and know that everyone that comes through the doors at Swanage will have some place in the programme. I pride myself on ensuring that I can meet the needs and goals of every player I coach and encourage all to play the game. We encourage all ages levels and abilities to take part and hope everyone has fun on the programme.

If you have any questions or have any feedback on the previous coaching programme or have sessions you would like to see in the programme, then please don’t hesitate to contact me here and I’ll do my best to ensure your needs are met.

If you're interested, download the enrolment form here

I really look forward to meeting you and coaching you in the near future.