With the addition of a new coach in January, ZSC Academy's tennis programme is thriving and ready to welcome even more players to fall in love with this lifelong game. Tennis is a sport that requires tremendous fitness at elite levels, but also fits into a social lifestyle for those only looking to have fun.

For children, there are spaces open for ages 3 to 8, conveniently timed at 3:00 p.m. and 3:45 p.m., right as school lets out. This time is ideal for many families, freeing up the rest of the evening to be spent together. At this age, kids are using scaled down equipment, slower-speed balls and a huge dose of fun to learn coordination and technique that will serve them well as they grow older.

For older children with promising talent, High Performance Squad does have limited spaces available. This group is meant to develop athletes to their peak potential, ideal for kids who have a knack and passion for tennis.

Ladies are not left out either, with weekday programming for women expanding. Ladies Mornings bring a social and motivating atmosphere to the courts in a feminine-fuelled environment. These programmes balance fun and fitness, often followed by a chat and coffee in Costa.

For everyone, private lessons are available after 9:00 p.m. There's no need to stress about rushing around for dinner, putting the kids down or leaving work on-the-dot to make this time, and it offers a great way to wind down at the end of the day.

To arrange lessons email zscacademy@zsc.ae or call 02 403 4222.