Let off Steam Through these Racket Sports

By: Marie Claire Lagrisola
Let off Steam Through these Racket Sports

This Easter break may be a time for you to get back into shape! Tired of the home workouts you have been doing for the past two years since the pandemic began which affected all the people around the world? How about trying some racket sports like tennis, table tennis and paddle tennis to up the ante of your physical game at courts that are just a stretch away from your Crown Asia house and lot for sale?

Read on to know about the popular racket sports that you and your family can try, and why you must do so!


A perfect sport to remain healthy

Racket sports is an aerobic exercise, so, like all exercises of this type and many sports out there, doing it in a moderate way will help you strengthen and keep your heart young. In addition, it will help you to feel fit and fatigue less in your daily activities. In general, racket sports engage muscles throughout your upper and lower body, which challenges your heart. During a match, you do frequent, short bursts of high-intensity activity interspersed with less vigorous movements — a perfect example of interval training.


Racket sports can also help you maintain healthy body weight and reduce your resting blood pressure. Racket sports do have some muscle strengthening benefits both to the upper body and arms and legs. It can also improve your coordination, balance, and general mobility. Isn’t this a long list of health benefits for a racket sport? It is indeed a well-rounded sport when it comes to health pros!

It’s a pandemic-friendly game roster


Additionally, racket sports are in fact allowed during the global pandemic, of course, with precaution. In the Philippines, racket sports are now totally allowed to be played. In actuality, tennis tournaments even for age-groupers (10 years old and below to 18 years old) are actually commencing, the latest one being a Unified Tennis Philippines (UTP)’s spearheaded junior tournament in Santa Rosa City. Other tournaments that are also part of the Cebuana Lhuillier Tennis Tour are San Pablo City, Laguna, Ormoc City, Leyte, Pulilan Town, Bulacan, and Bais City, Negros Oriental! Perhaps, your children can join! There are many courts nearby the strategic location of your Crown Asia house and lot for sale so perhaps you have already dropped by one and tried the sport in the past. If you have not, we got you covered! Let us discuss tennis.

Tennis is more than a sport; it is a lifestyle

There is something extra special with tennis that we cannot quite pinpoint. Perhaps it is the fact that tennis players are one of the most well-paid athletes ever meaning, aside from basketball and soccer, this sport is indeed highly appreciated by billions of people. While basketball’s Michael Jordan reigns as the highest-paid athlete in the men’s category, Roger Federer, coined as the Greatest of All Time in the roster of tennis and paddling tennis balls across the court is not far behind with the rank of 10th on this list with $1.12 billion of earnings. Whereas the highest-paid female athlete is, guess what? A tennis player. Specifically, Naomi Osaka, a fellow Asian star, who whopped $57.3 million in prize money and endorsements over the last year.


Aside from this fact, icons (take note, not tennis icons but ICONS) play this sport. Serena Williams is not only known to be one of kind of a tennis player but also adored to be a feminist and black icon. This 40-year-old mom is famous for revolutionizing women’s tennis with her powerful style of playing tennis and for winning more Grand Slam singles titles (23) than any other woman or man during the open era. Additionally, her unshakeable self-belief is a big part of what makes Williams so inspiring. Whether she’s subverting stiff sporting dress codes, helping to build schools in Jamaica, or speaking out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, the player never fails to impress – both on and off the court.

Play with the icons of using tennis rackets


Many Filipino icons play tennis, too which is arguably the most popular racket sports. Beauty queen Gloria Diaz is known to always be seen at the Manila Polo Club playing doubles with fellow tennis fanatics. The gorgeous twins of Zoren Legaspi and Carmina Villaroel, Cassy and Mavy, both play tennis as well. Zoren used to be their coach (and a pretty good tennis player, in fact) when his twins used to join age group tennis tournaments. Of course, we all know that there is a stereotype of tennis that it is a rich-people sport where successful and rich men would be seen to play tennis with their trophy wives as their partners in doubles. Indeed, a lot of successful people play tennis during their free time but still, this sport is free to anyone! Especially you, fellow successful and well-deserved bunch with your lovely Crown Asia house and lot for sale.

Try other racket sports as well!

Padel is a racket sport and typically played in doubles on an enclosed court roughly 25% slightly smaller than the size of a tennis court. Scoring is the same as normal tennis and the balls used are similar but with a little less pressure. The main differences are that the court has walls and the balls can be played off them in a similar way as in the game of squash and that solid, string-less bats are used. Yup! You read that right. You can totally use the walls to your advantage when playing this sport! Very interesting, isn’t it? Another difference is that the height of the ball being served must be at or below the waist level, not the usual high toss of the ball people do in tennis.


Compared to tennis, a study says that the padel is simpler and gives us more pleasure from the first moment we pick up a racquet. Tennis is more technical, requires a higher level of physical condition, and presents an additional point of difficulty. In addition, you have to do several pieces of training and matches to be able to play at an average level.

Squash all things negative with squash

If you want to keep things indoors (which is totally fine, by the way), whether you want to get your squash thrill back or pick up a racket for the first time, you’ll find squash an exciting, indoor court-based game for all ages and abilities. All you need is a ball, a racket, a friend and a wall. Yup! You do not necessarily need a court! You can play in your room, or perhaps in your garage if it is big enough!


Squash games last around 40 minutes so can fit into busy lifestyles and is a great family activity. Squash is a great upper and lower body workout, strengthening muscles and burning up to 800 calories per hour.

Through these racquet sports, by the time Easter breaks end, you are indeed a whole new person: physical, emotional, and mental-wise since these rackets sports other sports are all things healthy and great.

There are other racket sports such as table tennis using ping pong balls, badminton, and beach tennis or you can try venturing into other sports as well!

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