Smash for your health - Beach Tennis
Funded by The “Youth Initiatives” project of the Youth Board of Cyprus, Active Zone Outdoor organized a sports day in order to promote the sport of beach tennis to young people. The context of the activity was divided into two parts: During the first part, young people participated in a fast-paced training session with main goal to improve practical skills of the sport. The second part was a mini beach tennis tournament among the participants.
The impact of the activity on the participants is considered to be particularly enhanced, as the young people were given the opportunity to get to know the sport and play under the supervision of coaches in a completely new sport with which they by themselves could be active through out the year. At the same time, exercising next to the beach has resulted in improved mental health of young people as it leads to the release of endorphins which help in reducing stress.