5 Misconceptions About Tennis


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Whether you’re new to tennis or you’ve been playing the sport for years, there are several common misconceptions that often label the sport. Here’s five common misconceptions of Tennis debunked. Misconception #1 Tennis is expensive While it’s true that club fees and new equipment prices can add up, the truth about tennis is that it can be played just about anywhere. Whether you’re playing on a top rated court or in your own backyard, you will still reap the many physical benefits tennis has to offer. Elite offers “savings time” rates for court time during the indoor season and free court time during the summer. Misconception #2 Tennis is too serious Sure the match may be taken seriously, but the general atmosphere of the sport is that of friends gathering to enjoy a day of active fun. Elite offers leagues and drill groups that maintain a more fun atmosphere. Misconception #3 The mentality of tennis is too intense The pressure is definitely on during the match, but otherwise it’s just another day on the courts with your friends and teammates. Misconception #4 Technique should come naturally to people This absurd statement implies that you shouldn’t have to think about what you’re doing in your game, it will come instinctively. The truth is that there are important fundamentals in tennis technique that have to be taught and consciously ingrained in practice to have in your own game. Misconception #5 Genetics and “natural born talent” make good players This simply isn’t the case. That statement implies that you either “have it or you don’t.” Anyone can improve his or her game through practice and training. It takes hard work and dedication, but it certainly can be done. Tennis is a sport that anyone can excel in, with practice and determination. So get out on that court and have some FUN!