Starting a new activity can be kind of intimidating – especially if it’s something as social as tennis. New people. New places. It’s all very new. In fact, plenty of people feel so intimidated, they let it stop them from ever becoming involved in the sport. Well, we’re here to tell you there’s no reason to feel nervous. Tennis is an amazing sport and there are so many reasons to start playing. The good news is, there is plenty of ways to start playing as well:

Find a friend and some public courts.
Playing tennis doesn’t have to mean anything more than smacking some balls around with a close friend on a public (free) court. It costs nothing – aside from the cost of a racket – and it’s a great way to get introduced to the sport.

Get a coach.
If you’re serious about playing tennis, it might be wise to start investing some time into finding a coach. Your coach will help you learn the rules of the game, perfect your form and build your confidence.

Join a club and join some social leagues.
This is a great way to make new friends who are also interested in tennis. It’s also great if you’re the type that thrives on competition. You can visit this throwback 30 Thoughts from 30Fifteen blog post if you’re curious what it’s like to start tennis at a new club.

Sign up for Cardio Tennis.
If you’re more interested in the fitness benefits of tennis, you might want to consider Cardio Tennis. It’s high energy, a full body workout, and is available for players of all skill levels, all while learning new tennis skills, and having some fun!

Join one of our meet ups.
That’s right. 30Fifteen is going to start offering tennis meet ups to share our love for the sport, so keep an eye on the blog and our socials for updates. All levels are welcome.
Already play tennis? Let us know how you were first introduced to it in the comments. And if you’ve never played, what about tennis has peaked your interest?