Step 1 - Attend a Training Course
Each year, the Tennis Industry Associaton arranges Cardio Tennis Training courses throughout the country and internationally for tennis and fitness professionals to become licensed Cardio Tennis Professionals. The typical training course is 7 hours long and covers everything you need to know from top to bottom about running a successful Cardio Tennis program. To find a training course in your area, visit our "Training Courses" page on this website or click the button below.
Step 2 - Become Part of the Instructors Network
Cardio Tennis is a registered trademark and brand, therefore to use the name and deliver the product under the Cardio Tennis brand, you must become part of the Cardio Tennis Instructors Network. CTINs (as we like to call them) get access to resources, drills and games, and marketing materials to help make your program a success. Becoming part of the Instructors Network is quick and easy! We look forwarding to having you as a part of our Cardio Tennis delivery system!
Why Offer Cardio Tennis - Consumers Want It!
The Sport and Fitness Participation Report from the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) states; today’s Physically Active Americans Want ‘Better Return’ From Their ‘Exercise Investment’. Three of the top 5 findings include:
- Consumers want Group Exercise: It’s Motivating & Has Social Appeal. Class-oriented fitness activities -- like high-impact aerobics, low-impact aerobics, and step aerobics – continue to have solid participation gains. Group exercise classes provide an economically attractive and psychologically uplifting environment that inspires people to perspire, alongside friends and colleagues.
- Consumers want Tennis: It Has Social, Fitness, & Competitive Appeal. Since 2000, tennis participation has jumped 31%. Whether it’s singles or doubles, played indoors or outdoor, traditional or Cardio, people are falling in ‘love’ with tennis again.
- Since 2008, six activities have had statistically significant, double-digit growth in participation. They are Cardio Tennis (41.8%), cardio kickboxing (20.1%), snowshoeing (17.4%), bow hunting (13.5%), yoga (13.2%), and table tennis (12.2%).
It is Game Improving
Even though Cardio Tennis is non-instructional players tennis skills improve dramatically through continuous movement, repetition, playing in realistic situations, and dealing with emergency situations. IT ATTRACTS NEW CONSUMERS TO THE GAME Appeals to the fitness/active market -This is where the “new” players will come from It is FUN and gives you a great workout –it doesn’t matter how or where you hit the ball If 15 contestants on the Biggest Loser averaging 300-400 lbs each can do it (with smiles on their faces) ANYONE CAN DO IT!!
Incredible Health Benefits of Cardio Tennis
- Participants are able to achieve their effective heart rate zones with ease because of the fun factor.
- You can burn more calories than singles or doubles and many other fitness options.
- Provides an interval training scenario which is the most effective way to achieve heart health and fitness.
- It is a fun group activity where players of all ability levels enjoy tennis together
- While you are “playing” tennis the primary focus is on getting a great workout.
- Fights the obesity crisis and offers a better fitness option for those not motivated to go to a workout gym.
About Cardio Tennis
Cardio Tennis is a fun group activity for anyone at any playing level looking for a fun way to burn calories & interact with others outside of the gym.
Cardio Tennis is a high energy fitness activity that combines the best features of the sport of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, delivering the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout.