Channel your inner Cameron Norrie and get fit Wimbledon-style

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IT’S that time of year again when we all become obsessed with tennis thanks to Wimbledon.

Tennis is a brilliant sport that can improve your reflexes, reduce stress and is great for meeting new friends.

You can burn, on average, about 350-500kcal per hour.

WIMBLEDON has issued a warning after a greedy coach pocketed 27 yoghurts to use up his daily food allowance. But officials were forced to take action after players and their teams were “getting their money’s worth” by using up their allowanced on treats to take home.

Here, Jane Atkinson looks at the sport we will be obsessed with for the next week…

It was established by the former England tennis player with an emphasis on racquet sports and that’s still at the heart of the company.

Across their clubs they have got 850 match-quality courts, of all different surfaces, both indoors and outdoors.

You can hire them and have private or group coaching with LTA-qualified coaches from three years old.

It’s not a cheap club but if you want to get into racquet sports it’s unbeatable.

They even do Cardio Tennis classes on the courts for a full body workout.

If you want to get into tennis, it’s an unbeatable club.  

GET THE GEAR

If you’re going to get into it you may as well look the part.

New activewear brand Pokita was founded by two players during lockdown who spotted a gap in the market for eco-friendly tennis wear.

They have a range of separates in eye-catching prints. I tried their skorts – a mix of shorts and a skirt.

They are really comfortable with a high waist and little silicone dots inside to stop them riding up.

Made from recycled polyester and spandex for a four-way stretch.

I loved the fact they have a ball pocket and a phone pocket too.

Available in black leopard, cornflower dalmatian, red leopard and white. In sizes XS-XL. £50, 

ELECTROLYTES

When you see the players sipping bright coloured liquid during breaks they’re drinking electrolyte drinks that prevent cramping and muscle fatigue, hydrate and contribute to brain and nerve function.

The four main electrolytes lost during sweating are sodium, potassium, chloride and magnesium.

Phizz is a rehydration drink with multivitamins that contains these electrolytes and is available in orange and a new apple and blackcurrant flavour.

Good for tiredness, hangovers, flights, travel and hot weather too! £7.99 for 20 tablets. 

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