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By Peter Hoopis

If you’re looking for a fun and challenging game to play this winter, platform tennis is the perfect sport for you!

Platform tennis (sometimes just called paddle) is a fast-paced game that will get your heart rate up in no time. And since it’s an outdoor racquet sport, you’ll get to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery while you play.

Best of all, it’s a lot of fun. You’ll be laughing and joking with your friends while you hit balls back and forth across the net.

It really is the perfect cold weather sport. It’s great exercise, it’s fun, and it can be played in just about any weather.

So don’t worry that your pickleball court will soon be covered with snow, paddle is here to keep you going during the winter.

Here are 17 reasons you need to play this winter!

 

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17 Reasons to Play Platform Tennis This Winter:

 

1. It is a great way to stay active during the winter months.

Platform tennis is a great way to stay active during the winter months because it is a very physical sport. You will be working up a sweat after playing for a while, even in the winter! Platform tennis is a great way to stay active and stay in shape during the winter. This is great for all you regular tennis players!

2. It is a great social activity – playing with friends is half the fun!

Platform tennis is a great way to socialize and meet new people because it is a very social sport. You can play it with friends or family, or you can meet new people at the club or court. It is a great way to make new friends.

3. Playing can help relieve stress

Playing platform tennis can help relieve stress because it is a very fun and relaxing sport. It is a great way to escape the everyday stresses of life and relax. Playing paddle can also help improve your mood.

4.  The “After Party”

Playing platform tennis is great…and so are the parties!  You will see why this game is so much fun on and off the court!

5. You’ll get a great workout

Platform tennis is a great way to get a full-body workout. The game requires you to use your arms, legs, and core muscles, all of which will get a good workout as you play.

6. It can be played in any weather condition, so you never have to worry about the weather impacting your game.

Platform tennis can be played all year round, making it a great game for all weather conditions. All you need is some platform tennis paddles and a ball; find a platform tennis court and you’re good to go!

7. The game is easy to learn but difficult to master, so you can always be improving your skills.

Platform tennis is a relatively easy racquet sport to learn. The basic rules and scoring method are simple, and you can pick up the game quickly.

8. The game can be played at any age and skill level, so everyone can join in on the fun!

Platform Tennis can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Whether you’re young or old, you can enjoy playing this fun game.

9. You can Be on a Team

team winning

Platform tennis can be great for the team component.  You are not only competing for yourself, but you can compete for your team as well.  Some of the most fun is watching and cheering on your teammates in a match!

10. Platform tennis is relatively inexpensive to get started, so it’s a great option if you’re on a budget.

Paddle doesn’t require any expensive equipment, so it’s an affordable game. All you need is a paddle and a ball, both of which are relatively inexpensive.

11. It’s good for your heart health

heart health

Platform Tennis is an excellent way to improve your cardiovascular health. The game gets your heart pumping and helps to improve your overall heart health.

12. It improves your hand-eye coordination

Platform Tennis is a great way to improve your hand-eye coordination skills. The game requires you to hit the ball with the paddle, so you’ll need to have good hand-eye coordination in order to be successful at it.

13. Platform tennis is a great way to improve your mental health.

mental health

It is a great way to improve your mental health. The game is high-energy and will help you work up a sweat as you play.

14. Platform tennis is a great way to bond with friends or family members.

Paddle is a great way to bond with friends or family members. The game can be played with two people or as a doubles game with four people, so it’s easy to find someone to play with.

15. Platform tennis requires quick reflexes and sharp hand-eye coordination, so it’s a great way to improve your coordination skills.

Playing is a great way to improve your balance and coordination. The game requires you to hit the ball with a solid paddle, so you’ll need to have good hand-eye coordination to be successful at it.

16. The game is very competitive, so you can always test your skills against others.

Platform Tennis can be a very competitive sport. There are different levels of competition, from beginner to advanced. You can compete against others at your skill level, or you can compete in tournaments. Check out the American Platform Tennis Association for more info.

17. Playing platform tennis is just plain fun – there’s no other sport quite like it!

There are many reasons why it is so much fun. It’s high-energy and requires quick reflexes and sharp hand-eye coordination. It’s also a great way to get a workout, relieve stress, and bond with friends or family members. Plus, it can be competitive and challenging, which makes it all the more fun to play. If you’re looking for a new sport to try this winter, platform tennis is definitely the way to go!

Where Did Platform Tennis Begin?

Platform tennis is thought to have originated in 1928. It is believed that the game was first played at Fox Meadow Tennis Club.

Do You Play on a Tennis Court?

raised platform tennis court

No, platform tennis and tennis courts are not the same. Platform tennis courts are typically one third the size of a traditional tennis court and surrounded by a chicken wire fence, and the surface of a platform tennis court is different than a traditional tennis court. Oftentimes, platform tennis courts will also have heating equipment.

Is Platform Tennis and Padel Tennis the same?

No, platform tennis and padel tennis are not the same. There are a few major differences including the size of the court, the paddle, and the way you serve. Padel uses a low pressure tennis ball and platform tennis uses a spongy rubber ball.

What about Paddle Tennis? Is that the Same?

No, platform tennis and paddle tennis are not the same. While very close, there are some differences including the serve. Also, some paddle tennis is played indoor and outdoor but platform tennis is enjoyed outside on a raised platform enclosed court.

Is it Deck Tennis?

Nope. Not that either. Deck Tennis is a variation of platform tennis that is typically played on deck or patio. It originated on the deck of cargo or passenger ships played by mariners.

When Do You Typically Play?

Platform Tennis is played year-round, but it is typically most popular in the winter months. If you’re looking for a new sport to try this winter, platform tennis is definitely the way to go!

Of all the racquet sports, which is the best?

There is no one “best” racquet sport. Each sport has its own unique set of benefits and drawbacks. Some people may prefer tennis because it is a more social game, while others may prefer racquetball because it is more competitive. Pickleball has certainly surged in popularityand is so fun! We love platform tennis because of its social aspect, its competitive, and its played outdoors which forces us outside in the winter! The important thing is that you find a sport that you enjoy and that fits your lifestyle.

Summary

Platform Tennis is a great way to get a full-body workout. The game requires you to use your arms, legs, and core muscles, all of which will get a good workout as you play. You can play in any weather condition, so you never have to worry about the weather impacting your game. It’s easy to learn but difficult to master, so you can always be improving your skills. Paddle can be played at any age and skill level, so everyone can join in on the fun! Platform tennis is relatively inexpensive to get started, so it’s a great option if you’re on a budget. It’s good for your heart health and improves your hand-eye coordination skills. Platform tennis is also a great way to improve your mental health. Playing paddle is just plain fun – there’s no other sport quite like it!

Conclusion

So what are you waiting for? Grab a friend or two and find the nearest Platform tennis court today! Trust us, you won’t regret it!

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