About Cardio Tennis
Cardio Tennis in Australia is a fun, social, group tennis-fitness program for people of all ages and abilities. It’s more about getting a great, high-energy workout than pure tennis technique.
You don’t have to be Rafael Nadal or Sam Stosur to enjoy the energising workout that is Cardio Tennis! Constant movement is the focus as a Tennis Australia qualified coach guides you through a series of fun and heart-pumping drills that cater for all abilities and fitness levels
What is Cardio Tennis?
An average a Cardio Tennis workout runs for 45 to 60 minutes and is comprised of:
- 5-10 minute warm-up
- 30-50 minute cardio tennis segment with drill-based and play-based activities
- 5-10 minute cool down
Participants wear heart rate monitors, exercise to music, use low-compression balls and a variety of equipment, including agility ladders. And, at the end of your session, you can check your stats on the heart-rate monitor to find out just how hard you worked!
Lose weight, get fit, have fun
Cardio Tennis is enjoyed best with friends – male or female. If you like exercising in a group, then you will find Cardio Tennis the perfect motivator.
Get a group of mates together or make some new friends in a fun and
As well as being social, it’s a great way to boost your fitness and lose weight. According to the Tennis Industry Association, during a Cardio Tennis session, women will burn between 1260 and 2100 kilojoules per hour, and men will burn around 2100–3360 kilojoules per hour (on average).
Six elements of a Cardio Tennis workout
A true Cardio Tennis session comprises six key components. These include:
- warm-up, cardio segment (drill-based and play-based activities) and cool down
- music – 120 to 150 beats per minute
- heart rate monitors and regular heart rate checks
- low-compression balls
- Cardio Burst activities (15-20 second aerobic activities such as agility ladders, footwork activities etc.)
- the coach (energetic, enthusiastic and engaging).
Information above is taken from Tennis Australia (2012).