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Be Active, Be Alive serves up cardio tennis

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Cardio Tennis is a new feature in the winter Be Active, Be Alive .

A new cardio tennis activity, Bounce into Tennis, is a highlight of the Be Active Be Alive program this year, being hosted by the Bundaberg and District Junior Tennis Association.

Be Active Be Alive is a Council initiative which offers free fitness sessions.

Cardio tennis provides the opportunity for people to socialise while improving a range of skills and keeping fit.

With the club located centrally in Bundaberg South, Coach Murray Whitbread said the opportunity to be involved in the winter Be Active, Be Alive program came from recent discussions with Council.

“As a club, we realised the facility was probably being underused by the community and so we contacted council and we came to the same conclusion that being included in the Be Active, Be Alive program is a great opportunity for people to see what we are all about,” Murray said.

“The Be Active, Be Alive program shows our community how centralised our club is, how great our facilities are, and how easy it is to participate in the game of tennis in a fun way that promotes a healthy and active lifestyle.”

Murray said the sessions would teach people how to play while gaining a comprehensive understanding of the game by the end of the six weeks.

“The session runs for 45 to 60 minutes once a week for six weeks, helping you to improve your fitness, learn new skills and spend more time exercising outdoors,” he said.

“Facilitated by a qualified tennis coach, the tailored classes consist of warm up, drills, games and a cool down and by the end of the course, you will be all set to serve, rally and understand the scoring system.

“These new skills give the foundation to then continue playing tennis on a regular basis, whether in a social or competitive environment,” he said.

Tennis is a great game for everyone, as it enhances your balance skills as well as provides social interaction.

The courts, located at 69B George Street, Bundaberg South are also offering a free court hire information session for local and travellers on Thursday 7 July.

Club members, representatives from Tennis Queensland and staff from Bundaberg Regional Council’s Sport and Recreation and Community Development team will be on hand to show just how easy it is to book a court online.

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