WestSide Athletics Tennis
Four Lighted and Newly Resurfaced Har Tru Courts & Three US Open Hard Courts
- Tennis is a full-body workout that can improve cardiovascular fitness, endurance, and muscle strength.
- It can have a positive impact on mental health by reducing stress, improving mood, and increasing self-confidence.
- Tennis promotes social connections and teamwork.
- It can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels.
- Tennis is a low-impact sport, making it less likely to cause injury than high-impact sports and is a great way to stay active, healthy and engaged.
Health and happiness is found on the court!
Tennis is a great sport that provides many benefits for both physical and mental health. One of the main physical benefits of playing tennis is that it is a full-body workout that can help improve cardiovascular fitness, endurance, and muscle strength. The quick movements and quick changes of direction during a match can also help improve agility and coordination. In addition to the physical benefits, tennis can also have a positive impact on mental health by reducing stress, improving mood, and increasing self-confidence.
Playing tennis also offers a social aspect, as it is often played with a partner or in a group setting. This can be a great way to make new friends and develop strong relationships with other players. The sport also promotes teamwork and cooperation, which can be beneficial in other areas of life.
Another benefit of tennis is that it can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a beginner just learning the basics or a seasoned player looking to improve your skills, there is always room for growth and progress in tennis. The sport can also be adapted to different physical abilities, making it accessible to people with disabilities or injuries.
In addition to the physical and mental benefits, tennis is also a great way to stay active and healthy. It is a low-impact sport, which means that it is less likely to cause injury than more high-impact sports such as running or soccer. It also provides a great way to burn calories and improve overall fitness.
Tennis can also be a fun and exciting way to compete. Whether you’re playing in a local tournament or competing at a high level, the sport offers a wide range of competitive opportunities for players of all ages and abilities.
In summary, tennis is a sport that offers a wide range of physical, mental and social benefits. It can help you stay active, healthy and engaged. It is accessible to all ages and skill levels, and it can be enjoyed socially, in a group or with a partner. It is also a great way to stay active, burn calories and improve overall fitness. With all these benefits, it is worth considering taking up tennis as a hobby or recreational activity.
Tennis Director and Club Manager
Richard is a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and has been a Certified Teaching Professional since 2014. Prior to his position at Westside, Richard owned and operated River City Tennis in Elizabeth City, building tennis at all ages in the Elizabeth City community. Richard was the Head Women’s Tennis Coach at Elizabeth City State University NCAA DII CIAA for four years before he turned his attention to Westside. In early 2021 he began a new role with the club helping to oversee all operations. He loves taking care of the facility, treats the Har-Tru with the utmost care, and enjoys teaching players of all ages. His wife Lindsey is often on the courts playing, and their two children are typically the artists behind the joyful chalk art around the grounds.
“The thing that I enjoy most about my job is trying to have a positive impact on someone’s day. Everything is relative, but life is tough. Time spent on the tennis court should contribute to one’s quality of life. I do what I can to make that happen.” -R
Four Lighted and Newly Resurfaced Har Tru Courts
Three US Open Hard Courts
Four USAPA Pickleball Courts
Beer and Wine Available for purchase when the poolside café is open
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