Victory by Andy Murray inspires kids to pick up a racket and start playing tennis say Health Clubs at Home

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Andy Murray’s recent victory has been an inspiration to a nation. Now courts all over the UK are booked up and the next generation step up to the challenge. Courts such as Warrington Tennis Club have seen a rise in Tennis Bookings by 30%.

Andy Murray lifts the trophy

Andy Murray lifts the trophy

It promotes self-growth in order to defeat opponents and also dedication in order to reach the fitness levels needed to play the game

Andy Murray has been under a lot of pressure to perform at a major competition such as a Grand Slam. Until now he hasn’t had much in the way of success. But now all that has changed with this recent victory. The benefits for Murray are obvious. But what about the benefits to the countries he represents?

Over the past few days court bookings have rocketed and instructors have been booked up. This kind of reaction is very positive, and shows that kids still look up to sports stars for inspiration. Tennis is also a fantastic sport for kids to get into. It works on many different components of fitness, from stamina to flexibility.

The problem is that physical education lessons are not enough to really impact fitness. With children under 16 also not being allowed to go to the gym, because of the serious risks to health and development, it becomes difficult for kids to watch their own fitness levels. Even working out in small home gyms can be a risk, products like adjustable dumbbells offer lower weight, but supervision is always recommended.

That is why competitive sports like tennis are a fantastic hobby. It promotes self-growth in order to defeat opponents and also dedication in order to reach the fitness levels needed to play the game. The main area that needs to be worked on is stamina, which can be increased in many safe, low impact ways such as commercial treadmills, which offer sprung decks.

Howard Braband is the MD for Health Clubs at Home. He has worked in the health and fitness industry for many years and understands that kids need sports like tennis to grow socially, physically and mentally. ‘Tennis is one of those all round sports that I have always promoted as perfect for developing a love of health and fitness. It involves tactical play mixed with stamina and really challenges anyone who picks up a racket. But in the same way it can be played by anyone, and the difficulty levels can easily be controlled to help build confidence and perfect techniques. If anyone wants their children to start playing a sport, tennis is one of the main ones that I would recommend’.

With local courts being booked up, it shows that it is a sport that has really got people up and got them involved. This is what competitive sport should be about; promoting a healthy lifestyle and inspiring the next generation of superstars.

If you are looking to improve your fitness for a sport or just need to tone up, then call Health Clubs at Home now on Freephone: 0845 86 99 298 or visit to see the huge selection of equipment available.

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