August is the heart of pro tennis season, and with plenty of inspiration available, there’s no better time to introduce a child to the sport. With plenty of action and scope for practice hand-eye coordination, tennis is a wonderful sport. Many communities and schools have courts that are open to the public for free, but if you’ve got space and a passion for the sport, Realtor.com has some solid advice for building a court of your own, so you and your family can easily pop outside to play any time you like.
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Biking with a group can improve your safety, up your efficiency and speed and just be plain old fun. If you’re looking for folks to pedal with, Map My Ride can help you connect. They’ve also got tools to help you map out smart routes for your skill level, training tools, challenges and groups.
Safety, speed and comfort on a bike start before you even take it home. If you’re in the market for a new bike, or if you’re thinking about getting into biking as a serious sport, you want to be sure that you bike fits you properly. The pros at Bicycling.com explain how to choose a proper fit to make sure your biking experience gets off to a smooth start.
Enjoying a safe and satisfying bike ride is easier when your equipment is in good repair. Fortunately, maintaining your bike well is not a difficult skill to pick up. Top 10 Bike Fixes has a great list of basic repairs with detailed instructions on how to do them. Here are a few to start with:
It’s a glorious day to be out on a bike, so grab your family and hit the road or a local biking trail! Before you go, make sure you’re familiar with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s guidelines for a safe outing
Summer is the prefect time to get your bike on. If you’re newer to riding, Bicycling.com has some excellent tips for helping you safely make the move from low-key recreational biking to biking that will give you a serious workout.
Cooking a fish you’ve just caught yourself only gets better when you have a chance to cook it over a fire after a great day of enjoying the outdoors. If you’re not already an expert woodsman, Earth Easy has great advice on how to build a solid fire you can safely cook over. Once you get the coals going, try our Baked Fish, Spinach and Tomatoes in Foil Packets for an easy, delicious meal.