Humans have been playing some form of tennis since the Middle Ages and the game has been a hit ever since. The rules are relatively simple. The equipment needed is minimal and, while you can spend a small fortune on the best racquet and shoes, you can also get into the game without taking out a second mortgage. In fact, the biggest challenge you’re likely to encounter is finding an open court. Unless, of course, you live in a Taylor Morrison community with tennis facilities. This blog post gives you an overview of several of our communities that include tennis courts as a residential amenity. But first, let’s warm up by looking at all the great reasons to get your game on.
It’s Good for You
Lots of things are “good for you” but tennis has the added advantage of being fun at the same time. According to Health Benefits of Tennis: Why Play Tennis? by Jack L. Groppel, Ph.D. tennis is one of the best sports you can play. A 20-year study of more than 10,000 people found that those who played 3 hours per week at a moderately vigorous intensity cut their risk of death from any cause in half. Played competitively, tennis burns more calories than aerobics, inline skating or cycling. But you don’t have to play like Roger Federer or Serena Williams. You can benefit from any level of play at any age.
Tennis Builds Strong, Healthy Bodies
- You can’t beat tennis for its aerobic benefits.
- You use plenty of muscles playing tennis including the all-important one, your heart.
- It can help control cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
- It’s improves your coordination, balance, flexibility and agility.
- It exposes you to natural Vitamin D from the sun, which helps your body regulate calcium absorption and protect you from osteoporosis. Just remember to wear your sunscreen!
- You can benefit from any level of play at any age.
Tennis Has Brain Benefits
- Tennis, like most work outs, helps to increase serotonin, a feel-good neurotransmitter in your brain. It’s a safe, natural way to elevate your mood.
- It helps you manage stress.
Tennis Builds Life Skills
- Healthy competition teaches you to win and lose gracefully.
- It’s a great way for to learn teamwork and good sportsmanship.
- It’s a social activity–the real kind where you interact with real people in the real world.
Find a Community. Find a Court.
Top-notch recreational amenities are sought-after perks that come with many new Taylor Morrison homes. We’re highlighting our tennis-friendly communities in Florida, Texas, Georgia and North Carolina. Or check out all of our communities and start your new home search here.
Perfect Your Forehand in Florida
People wait all year to vacation here. Why not call Florida home and enjoy a year-long holiday that includes plenty of tennis in the Florida sun? We have eight Southwest Florida communities that boast exceptional tennis facilities.
- Esplanade Golf & Country Club at Lakewood Ranch and Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch Garden Condos
These companion communities share signature Esplanade amenities that rival a world-class resort and are all accessible by golf cart! Sports courts include tennis, bocce ball and pickleball. When you’re not playing, relax at the full-service Bahama Bar or Koquina Sand Spa.
- Legacy Estates at Esplanade on Palmer Ranch
Live the good life in a Sarasota community with premier resort-style amenities and luxuriously appointed homes. Plans include a fitness center, pool and spa, and Har-Tru Clay tennis courts–a cross-training dream come true.
- Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples and Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples Coach Homes
These companion communities in Naples, Florida community offer single-family and coach homes along with the full complement of signature Esplanade recreational amenities. The full-service tennis center includes Har-Tru lighted courts and pro shop. Courts and services are being phased in development progresses.
- Fiddlers Creek and Oyster Harbor at Fiddlers Creek
Located within an impressive Naples, Florida master-plan, these communities share the showpiece 54,000-square-foot clubhouse, resort-style aquatic complex, two private restaurants and six Har-Tru tennis courts. Plans also call for a state-of-the-art Tennis Center, which will offer membership benefits.
Grand Slam It in Georgia
If tennis is your passion, you can indulge it daily. Choose from three beautiful new Georgia communities with resort-inspired amenities and close-to-everything locations.
- The Springs at Rockhouse
Enjoy affordable luxury in the popular Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville and get the added benefit of resort-style amenities. Pool, tennis courts and more, bring neighbors together and turn them into friends.
- Highlands at Sawnee Mountain
Come home to a peaceful Cumming, GA enclave. When you aren’t boating on nearby Lake Lanier you can experience the pleasures of resort-style amenities that include swimming pool, cabana and tennis courts
- Sterling on the Lake
Find new Georgia homes in picturesque Flowery Branch and an active lifestyle, too. Community recreational amenities include basketball and tennis courts.
Find Your North Carolina Sweet Spot
Doubles or singles? Either way, we’ve got the new North Carolina homes you’re looking for in choice Charlotte and Raleigh locations.
- Townes at Woodcreek
Live at the top of your game in a vacation-inspired community in the Raleigh suburb of Apex. Active lifestyle amenities for all ages include basketball and tennis courts.
- Chapel Cove The Reserve
Discover this suburban retreat in Charlotte not far from the shores of Lake Wylie and find a life filled with fun. Tennis courts, pool and a network of trails that connect you to friends and a community clubhouse are a few of the action-packed amenities.
Take It to the Net in Texas
Live Texas your way in a new Taylor Morrison home in Austin, Dallas or Houston. These new communities have something for every lifestyle and tennis, too!
Austin’s premier master-planned community in Leander has planned amenities for relaxing, socializing and getting fit. Along with tennis courts, there will be a pool, fitness room, clubhouse, playing fields, shaded decks, open-air pavilion and fire pit.
- Crystal Falls Grand View, Crystal Falls Crystal Coves and Crystal Falls The Plateau
There are dozens of reasons you’ll love life in these beautiful Crystal Falls communities in Leander. But if you’re the outdoor sort, the recreational amenities will definitely wow you. There are tennis courts, disc golf, a junior Olympic pool, a play park and fishing pond to name just a few.
- Sweetwater at Light Farms
Easy going or active, new Sweetwater coming soon to Celine near Dallas will have something for everybody and every mood. Planned amenities will include tennis, swimming, volleyball, trails and clubhouse.
- Avalon at Riverstone 55s Patio Series
Recreational possibilities abound at this new Sugar Land community near Houston. Work up a sweat on one of 12 tennis courts, work out in the fitness center, then cool off in one of two pools. There’s a clubhouse, 2-acre park and 5-acre dog park, too.
Get Outside & Play
Are you inspired to grab you racquet and hit the court? Good for you! Even if you’re never seeded, you’ll still reap the rewards of fresh air and fun with friends. And what’s not to LOVE about that?