Tennis is a Social Distancing Sport

tennis social distancing sport

Most sports like football, basketball, hockey, and soccer involve physical contact among players. Obviously that’s something you want to avoid during a global pandemic. If you’re looking to play sports and stay active, now is the perfect time to start playing tennis – the ideal social distancing sport.

The Ideal Social Distancing Sport

Social distancing and tennis have always gone hand-in-hand. Leading up to the US Open Tennis Championships, USTA CEO Michael Dowse has described tennis as “the ideal social distancing sport.” Social distancing can be easily achieved (players spread 6 feet apart), especially during singles play, because tennis doesn’t require direct person-to-person contact.

Unlike typical contact sports, in tennis opponents are spread out across the court from one another. Furthermore, the net serves as a barrier between players. Doubles play is still possible, but partners should coordinate with one another so that physical distancing can be maintained and physical contact should be avoided (such as high-fiving, chest bumps, etc.).

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Toddler Swim Lessons in Chicago | Why Parents Should Swim with Their Child

Toddler Swim Lessons in Chicago

Getting your toddler comfortable in the water is a great first step to learn how to swim. While it’s never too late to learn how to swim, the more comfortable they are in the water at a young age, the easier it will become later on. Discover how toddler swim lessons in Chicago can help your child learn to swim!

Swimming With Your Child

The ability to swim is an essential safety skill – no question about it. But some children have an innate fear or aversion to water. Exposure and proper instruction at a young age is a great way to overcome those feelings. One of the best ways to get your child acclimated to the water is by swimming with them A LOT. Make family swimming a regular activity and before you know it, your child will not only become comfortable swimming, they’ll get good at it, too.

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6 Kid Friendly Activities in Chicago

Need to get your kids out of the house this summer? There are plenty of kid friendly activities in Chicago to choose from! Here at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness, we’ve come up with a fun lineup of activities to keep kids active, engaged, and creative.

Saturday Playdates

Drop the kids off for an afternoon playdate every Saturday at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness-Lincoln Park! Our team of camp counselors will organize group games, crafts, sing songs, enjoy a snack, and more! Busy parents can take time for themselves to work out, run errands, or just relax. We will keep the kids busy with competitions, time on the playground, and group projects. This is a drop-off program and appropriate for ages 3.5-10 years old. We require all kids that attend our Saturday Playdates be potty trained. One playdate per Child per Month is included in our family membership.

Family Performance on the Roof Series

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In the Loop with LSF – Illinois Center 7/22/20

Family Rooftop Movie Night

Kids Events & Programs

Family Rooftop Movie Night continuing into August!Join us for a relaxing night with the whole family while we watch some great family movies on a big screen on the rooftop. Food and beverages are available for purchase during the event.

How to Train Your Dragon on Tuesday, July 28th, starting at 7pm will be open to everyone in the community.

Reservations are required, please RSVP to or visit the MyLSF App for registration. Stay tuned for the August movie line-up as reservations will be open to LSF members and first-time guests only in the month of August.

Join us for the kickoff of our Summer Basketball Academy on July 25th!Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join this great program as it starts on Saturday, July 25th, and runs until August 15th. Kids Basketball is for 4 to 6-year-old children from 9:00am to 9:45am Youth Basketball is for 7 to 10-year-old children from 10:00am … Continue reading

In the Loop with LSF – Lincoln Park 7/22/20

Taco Tuesday Popup Event

Club Happenings

Summer is NOT Canceled! We Repeat….Summer is NOT Cancelled!Just because we have new limitations and guidelines for public health, does not mean we can’t still have fun this summer — we just have to do it a little differently! So, join us for all sorts of fun activities for adults and kids alike. Our upcoming events include an Amazing Race family scavenger hunt on Saturday, a kids’ Saturday Playdate, Ben’s Bubble Show on Sunday, a Rooftop Family Campout, and a Taco Tuesday Pop Up event, featuring guest chefs! All members are welcome to attend events at either Lakeshore Sport & Fitness location. To check the upcoming events and to register, go to the MyLSF app > Programs > Events or MyLSF app > Programs > Children’s Programs > Special Events.

1320 Market Now Open1320 Market is now open for Smoothies, Drinks, and Grab and Go. Get more convenience pre- or post-workout!

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