Our most popular and signature program is what the AFTC is all about — health, fun, and fitness.
Cardio tennis has become known as the third way to play tennis. This calorie-burning, agility- and skill-building, fast-paced class gets you so motivated that you want to do more! Players work at their own pace and there is no pressure to compete.
Our cardio classes focus on developing skills, correct footwork patterns, and game strategies. Monitoring your steps keeps you moving throughout the class
What is Cardio Tennis? Cardio Tennis is a fun group activity featuring drills to give players of all abilities an ultimate, high-energy workout. Cardio Tennis includes a warm-up, cardio workout, and cool-down. If you want to find a healthy, new way to get in shape and to burn calories, you should try Cardio Tennis.
What are the major benefits of Cardio Tennis? Participants consistently elevate their heart rates into their aerobic training zone. You can burn more calories than playing singles or doubles tennis. You get short cycles of high-intensity workout and periods of rest similar to interval training. It is a fun group activity where players of all abilities enjoy tennis together. While you are playing tennis, the primary focus is on getting a great workout.
Why is Cardio Tennis better than other forms of exercise? While other activities give you a great workout, Cardio Tennis challenges you in so many ways. Running, moving sideways, stretching, and more. Your heart rate also goes through high-intensity segments followed by a short period of recovery. This is very similar to interval training. One of the major benefits is the social aspect of Cardio Tennis. Players in Cardio Tennis socialize and have fun! You are not confined to a boring machine like many other fitness activities.
How does one know he or she is getting a good workout? In our programs, participants burn more calories during a Cardio Tennis session than by playing singles or doubles. They also spend more time in the aerobic zone. Players can check their heart rates either with self-checks or by wearing a heart rate monitor. Cardio Tennis gets a person's heart rate up and it stays there for virtually the entire time.
Is the program used widely? There are almost 2000 facilities offering Cardio Tennis throughout North America and Cardio Tennis is also offered in 30 countries.
Is Cardio Tennis good for beginners? Cardio Tennis is an excellent way for beginners to get into the game and have a fun workout - all at the same time. Because an integral part of the Cardio Tennis program includes using cardio balls (red, orange and green lower compression tennis balls), true beginners can begin to play immediately and even be on the same court with players of more advanced ability levels.
Is Cardio Tennis Safe? Cardio Tennis is a very safe and healthy workout. The three segments of warm-up, cardio, and cool-down, as well as the skill of the coach and the use of cardio balls makes it much safer than playing with regular yellow tennis balls.
**Tuesday's night class is an introductory class for players new to the cardio tennis.
We realize many people work flex/shift hours or travel and are not able to sign up for a regular time each week. We offer two options:
Sign up for a full session and secure your spot. If you are not able to attend a class, call to see if a spot is available at another time.
Buy a coupon book of 10 punches for $150 and have the flexibility to attend any of the cardio classes. Coupons are valid for the current session. You must call in advance to see if space is available. No drop-ins accepted unless there is an open spot.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday: 8:30am - 10:00pm
Friday to Sunday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
If no courts are booked, we may close early.
The Abony Family Tennis Centre will be closed until further notice.