For those looking for a safe and easy way to get fit in the new year, look no further than tennis.
Recreational tennis has continued to thrive across the U.S. as participation has skyrocketed since the start of the pandemic. In addition, there are numerous health benefits to tennis as multiple studies have documented that playing tennis regularly improves overall health and leads to a longer life.
The USTA National Campus offers many options for those looking for a new fitness routine, including its popular “Cardio Tennis” programs. Cardio Tennis is a heart-pumping combination of tennis drills and a cardio workout allowing players to improve both their fitness and their tennis skills.
New in 2022, the campus is introducing a new cardio class called “Cardio Fit” to go along with Cardio Move, formerly Cardio Tennis, as well as Novice Cardio for beginning players.
Another new, exciting addition to the campus programming portfolio is the hiring of renowned tennis movement expert David Bailey. He will be joining the USTA National Campus team in January and will be part of regular campus programming in addition to offering his own classes and clinics.
Bailey has spent more than 30 years studying the footwork and movement patterns of the top tennis professionals. Based on his extensive research, he has developed a progressive and cutting-edge teaching method that addresses a complex and misunderstood aspect of the game: movement and footwork.
Bailey has consulted with and trained players from across the globe and is a regular presenter at coaching conferences and clinics. He has worked with top professional players, including Monica Seles, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Johanna Konta.
Bailey’s programs and clinics will be available at the USTA National Campus starting in January. For those wanting to learn more about Bailey and his “Bailey Method,” please visit www.baileytennisfootwork.com.
As always, the full complement of USTA National Campus programming will be available in the coming year, with a wide variety of adult and youth programs available.
In addition, the new pickleball and padel courts are in full swing and available for classes or drop-in play.
To register for all USTA National Campus programming, please visit www.ustanationalcampus.com.