Have you heard the names of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic? Obviously. You can follow their live tennis scores anywhere online. Anyone that starts to play tennis in this age must have heard the names of these players commonly known as the Big 3. But the question is, have these players always there at the top? No. They were also junior players who started as beginners and with time they have become the greats of tennis. That what your kid can become, one of the greats.
So, you have decided tennis as the next big sport for your kid or your child has started to develop an interest in tennis, then what are the things he should keep in mind. Let’s have a look;
Tennis equipment and tennis gear
First thing first. Get familiar with the tennis equipment and tennis gear. What things will your kid will be needing as you are taking him to a tennis court for the very first time. Tennis equipment that includes; racquets, balls, strings, grips, tennis shock absorbers, in case your child doesn’t like the ping sound of vibrations, and tennis gear that includes; shirts, shorts, shoes, cap, towel, and some energy drinks.
Know the dimensions and rules of tennis
Get familiar with the tennis court dimensions and rules of tennis because sooner or later you’ll be playing your first match for which you must know about these two things.
Tennis is a physical sport with many benefits
Unlike other games, tennis is a sport where you need your whole body to make a shot. From mind to eyes to shoulders to arms to hands to core to thighs to legs to feet, your kid will be healthy and strong in each of the body parts.
It will grow your child physically and mentally
Tennis requires a lot of running, jumping, quick movements, and use of your entire body. Tennis builds all the muscles in the body. The game helps your kid’s body to tone in good shape. Mental strength is one of the major factors you develop in sports and tennis is a game that can put you in tough situations in every minute of the game. It helps to make you mentally strong.
Apart from these benefits, because of the nature of the game, your kid will have a better immune system, hand-to-eye coordination, improved muscular and bone strength, and the game will also teach to be disciplined as well as many psychological benefits. The aspects which will not only be helpful in tennis but also practical and social life.
Yes, you can become great
And in the last, yes your child can become great in tennis. With passion, dedication, and hard work, nothing is possible. Just think of all the great players, they once started their careers as beginners and gradually reached the pinnacle of the sport. Tennis has now become very competitive but it has also the potential for great careers and who knows that your child might become a superstar in the future.