Tennis is a very popular sport in the UK, with thousands of kids and adults taking up the sport every year and calling it a regular hobby. With this in mind it may be worth looking into tennis lessons for your child. They have many benefits for people of all ages, and more than just the physical and mental benefits. Here are some things you could consider first before taking your child down to your nearest tennis court.
Your child’s interest in the sport
One big thing is your child’s awareness of tennis and how much it may benefit them. If they have shown a keen interest in tennis then it’ll no doubt be something you can get your child into. Head down to an open day or community event where your child can try out tennis with others, or alternatively look at getting a small tennis set to practice in the garden before fully committing to lessons.
Your child’s desired commitment
Picking up lessons regularly means your child needs to be committed to this new part in their schedule. Lessons can be expensive and so you can help you and your wallet by pursuing free taster sessions or events that your child’s friends are interested in. Take that time to really see if your child is going to make the effort to pick up lessons every week.
Your child’s skill set
Some kids just aren’t suited to particular sports, but you won’t know that until they try them for the first time. Thankfully many schools offer extra-curricular activities to help your child figure out what their new hobbies could be. Helping your child figure out their likes and dislikes will help them make a better decision later on. Your child is also more likely to stay on to continue learning their chosen activity. If that happens to be tennis, then we’re on to a winner.