Friday Finds: Holiday Tunes for Your Tennis Workout

In the winter months it can be tough to motivate yourself to go to a tennis workout. But instead of being a Grinch, put yourself in a good mood by creating an upbeat holiday playlist perfect for a one-hour tennis lesson. Check out our suggestions below, or create your own from your favorite selection of seasonal songs!

Warm-up (5 min)

Colbie Caillat, Winter Wonderland (3 min)

Start your lesson off right with this happy melody.

Michael Bublé, Let it Snow (2 min)

Bublé’s upbeat version of the song will get your feet moving.


Baseline drills (15 min)

The Cheetah Girls, Marshmallow World (3 min)

The most up-tempo cover of this song will set the pace for your lesson.

Kelly Clarkson, Run Run Rudolph (2:30 min)

This rendition of the Chuck Berry classic is perfect for those side-to-side baseline drills.


Gloria Estefan, Love on Layaway (4:30 min)

You can’t help but move listening to this Latin-inspired holiday hit.

NSYNC, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays (4 min)

A boy-band serenade will keep you in the holiday spirit as you sprint.

Volley drills (10 min)

Karmin, Sleigh Ride (3 min)

Pop your forehand volley along to this poppy cover.

Barenaked Ladies, Elf’s Lament (3:30 min)

This catchy tune includes the lyric “It’s folly when you volley for position.”

Vince Guaraldi Trio, Linus and Lucy (3 min)

Perfect your footwork to the jazzy “Charlie Brown Christmas” soundtrack.


Serving practice (10 min)

Justin Bieber, Mistletoe (3 min)

Work on your form with this slower pop track.

Kevin Ross, This Is My Wish (2:30)

This power ballad will help you put some power behind your serve.

Various Artists, Do They Know It’s Christmas? (4 min)

Get into the giving spirit by buying the song that will donate profits toward fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


Live-ball drills (20 min)

Mannheim Steamroller, Carol of the Bells (4 min)

It’s like the holiday version of “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble.”

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Wizards in Winter (3 min)

Smash your serves and returns while listening to this rock track.

Mariah Carey, All I Want for Christmas Is You (4 min)

This is bound to be stuck in your head long after your lesson ends.


The Four Seasons, December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) (3:30)

Not exactly a holiday song, but one that eulogizes December. You’ll want to dance in between points listening to this.

Relient K, Angels We Have Heard on High (2 min)

A Christmas carol with a rock twist will get you ready to play points.

Cascada, Jingle Bell Rock (3 min)

Push through the final minutes of a lesson with this dance anthem.


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