RACKET SPORTS All Year Around A Super Fun Way To Keep Fit

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Once the fabulous time and festivities are over, there is suddenly less to celebrate in the New Year. If the idea of slogging away on the treadmill puts you off exercise altogether, why not tackle the feelings of tiredness and sluggishness with something new, exciting and refreshing? Like racket sports?

At Hereford Whitecross Club, we offer Squash, Tennis, Squash 57 (formerly Racketball) and Table Tennis. All these sports can be played at any standard, from complete beginner, to seasoned pro. Best of all, it’s fun, it’s social, and certainly very motivating to keep you going well beyond getting fit or losing weight!

Squash, the great calorie burner
Squash is considered to be amongst the biggest calorie burners due to its speed and intensity. An hour of play can burn up to a whopping 1000 calories! It is explosive and a full body workout with lunges, lateral movement, core work, and shoulder movements all heavily practised. Great for anyone already fit, or trying to get fitter.

Super fun Squash 57
If you are looking for something slightly less gruelling, Squash 57 could be right up your street. It has all the same principles as Squash, but it’s a slower game. The ball bounces higher, giving you more time to react, and the rackets are slightly bigger, meaning you don’t have to be quite so accurate with the position of the ball. Squash 57 is a super fun game, and perfect for friends who want to get fit together. The added bonus is that it is played inside (like Squash) on a perfectly heated court, so you really work up a sweat too.

Tennis all year around
Tennis has always been a very popular sport, but would you believe it; more people tend to play in the winter at our club, than in the summer! Floodlit Tennis is available until 10pm every night of the week, so on a crisp and sunny winter’s day, seize the opportunity to get out in the fresh air and enjoy a game of singles or doubles with some friends.

Table Tennis, the game for everyone
Table Tennis is fast, fun and easy for everyone to play, making it a great all-round sport. Table Tennis can be intense and really get the heart pumping, but also a fantastic way to stay fit if you are less mobile or returning from injury. The game will improve your cardiovascular fitness and endurance levels. You can play singles or doubles in Table Tennis, making it harder or easier.

Four fantastic sports, all great fun, are waiting for you to keep you fit.


At the only independent premier racket sports club in the county!
For more information please contact Amy Hill who will be happy to help.


Hereford Squash, Tennis & Racketball Centre offers group social sessions, individual coaching as well as group coaching, and leagues – find out more on our website: clubspark.lta.org.uk/herefordsquashtenniscentre
Address: Sollars Close, Whitecross Road, Hereford HR4 0LX Tel: 01432 276 389
Email: info@herefordsquashtennis.co.uk Facebook: @herefordsquashtenniscentre

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