Tennis is a fun and fulfilling sport to play competitively as well as leisurely. You can stay fit and it has amazing health benefits for your mind and body. It also happens to be a great way to meet people and have fun with your friends and family.  

3 Popular Tennis Variations for Social Play

While tennis is a great social support, there are also several other variations that are a great way to meet people as well. Consider the following 3 examples of tennis variations that are great social games as well.

1) Pickleball

Pickleball is a fun game played on a badminton-sized court with a modified tennis net. It can be played indoors or outdoors, singles or doubles, and players use a paddle and a perforated plastic ball. This sport can be played competitively, but many people enjoy it socially. It’s taught in many places in junior high and high school P.E. classes.

2) Pop Tennis

POP Tennis is a twist on classic tennis gaining popularity across the US and around the world. It’s played on a shorter tennis court order solid racquet and lower compression tennis balls. Scoring is almost identical to tennis. POP tennis comes with all the great health and fitness benefits of tennis but is easier for players get the hang of due to the smaller court. It’s great fun with friends and family.

3) Racquetball

Racquetball is another variation on tennis which is fun to play competitively as well as socially. It can be played as singles or doubles and there’s even a variation for 3 called cutthroat. It’s played on a much smaller court inside a room with 4 walls and no net. The racquetball is served against the back wall and the server wins a point by winning a rally. Racquetball has many of the same health benefits as tennis and is enjoyed socially in many places.

The Social Benefits of Tennis

From doubles play to group tennis lessons, regular tennis is also a great social game you can enjoy for life. Joining a club is a great way to meet new people and find opponents and partners to play tennis with. You can also have a weekly workout partner to play with and work on techniques.  It’s a great way to build and strengthen friendships and networks.

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Play tennis and these great tennis variations for social play, fitness, and lifelong fun. Meet new people, strengthen existing friendships, and build new networks. What are you waiting for? Go pick up a racquet and get into the game!

Giammalva is your Spring area racquet club with lessons for all ages, competitive play, and plenty of opportunities for social play. Contact Us to learn more about starting lessons today.

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