In celebration of National Tennis Month, tennis great Chis Evert gave three lucky kids from the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program the "World’s Tallest Tennis Lesson" on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. I'd say those kids are pretty lucky — Chris has won 18 Grand Slam singles titles and used to be the number-one-ranked female tennis player in the world. Since Chris is the national spokesperson for National Tennis Month, she is traveling across the country trying to get more people interested in the game.
If you've never played tennis, Spring is a great time to learn. And if you don't think you're any good, don't worry. I play tennis at a nearby park with racquets I bought at a thrift store. My friends and I are nowhere near great, but we have a lot of fun and get a good workout — an hour of tennis can burn up to 400 calories. If you're looking to try your hand at tennis, here're some tips to get you started:
- Tips on choosing the right racquet
- Beginner tips for novice players
- Rules of on-court etiquette
- Tennis form fundamentals