Walking tennis evolved from the increased demand for walking sports. Walking tennis is the slowest part of the game; it’s tennis, but at a pedestrian’s pace. You can play tennis at any age, and Walking Tennis offers an easy way for seniors to keep their bodies and minds active – while still enjoying the camaraderie of the tennis community.
A Game for Everyone to Enjoy
Walking tennis is the slowest part of a great game; this is tennis, but some rules have changed along the way. The game is designed to be played by anyone regardless of age or fitness level. From those who have given up the game they love due to injury to those who think they hung up the tennis racket years ago, there is sure to be a game for everyone.
Walking tennis is a great way to get fitter and support your overall health by helping to improve mobility, flexibility, and balance. By joining a chat, you can meet like-minded people and make new friends while working!
Walking Tennis Rules – Two Formats One Game
Walking Tennis is an adapted version of tennis. we have developed TWO formats of the game.
- Walking Tennis 1
- Walking Tennis 2
Walking Tennis 1 Rules
- Played on a badminton size court.
- Played with Red Ball.
- Two bounces permitted but only the first bounce must land within the court.
- The point starts with an underarm serve.
- Conventional tennis scoring normally applies(however do be flexible and use a
- The scoring system that is appropriate for the situation), but with a sudden death point
- at deuce.
- Maximum racket length 21”
Walking Tennis 2 Rules
- Played on a full-size tennis court
- Played with an orange ball
- Two bounces are permitted but both bounces have to land within the
- designated court(singles court for singles and doubles court for doubles).
- Overarm serves permitted with second bounce court restriction not applying in
- the single-game format(that is the second bounce can bounce within the doubles
- Conventional -tennis scoring applies, but sudden death point at deuce.
Benefits of Walking Tennis
The benefits of walking tennis include all aspects of the biopsychosocial model, i.e. it can help participants emotionally, physically, and socially.
Psychologically, there is a positive relationship between the frequency of playing tennis and better performance in areas such as working memory and basic knowledge. Tennis, as a form of exercise, also improves brain function due to increased production, thereby increasing the ability of neurons to connect. Exercise can improve your mood, and walking tennis does just that. Exercise may be effective in preventing depression through its effects on the hippocampus and cell proliferation in this area.
Physically, along with the mental changes mentioned, physical changes will be observed on all levels. By developing the control or development of strength, balance, coordination, power, agility, movement, and stability.
From a social aspect, this obviously carries over to mental health by creating new friendships that give understanding to those involved.
What are the best Tennis Shoes for walking?
Ryka Devotion Plus 3 is our women’s best overall pick because it’s lightweight, durable, and has a comfortable fit. The Brooks Glycerin GTS 19 is our best men’s pick for its support and built-in blister protection.