Masters Tennis program available in the Tampa Bay Area

Published:   |   Updated: April 18, 2014 at 06:02 AM
Clearwater -

Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness program, an exercise program created exclusively for older adults, is now offering Masters Tennis in the Tampa Bay area.

Beginning this month, SilverSneakers members will have access to private group tennis instruction at no additional cost.

Class schedules can be found on the websites of these local sports facilities:

• Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex, 1000 Edenville Ave. in Clearwater. Visit

• Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Rd. in Largo. Visit

• St. Pete Beach Recreation Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. in St Pete Beach. Visit

The classes, developed by the United States Tennis Association Florida, are designed specifically with older adults in mind. It is played on a 60-foot modified court with a lower compression tennis ball. Players can use standard or shorter racquets.

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