Originally Posted by steenkash
I need an activity besides my studies to stay fit, as they have closed down the swimming pool near my house. But there is a tennis court and I wish to play, but I don't want to come in and embarrass myself. I am a big tennis follower, but never got around to playing. I been the geek that just analyses players and matches.
BQ: I am also short 5ft 7.
Find somebody your level and begin playing with a sponge ball or low compression balls. You'll have so much fun keeping the ball in play that you'll get plenty of exercise and you'll eventually graduate to real tennis balls.
P.S. I started playing when I was 40.