We’ve got lots of reasons for playing tennis! Here’s a breakdown for how great it is for your health…

Tennis is good for your body…

1. Live longer

Playing just 3 hours per week will reduce your risk of heart disease by 56%

2. Get fit

Lose weight, burn calories. An hour of singles play can burn 580-870 calories

3. Strengthen heart, muscles and bones

Compared to other sports, tennis players have the lowest incidence of cardiovascular disease

4. Develop Hand-eye co-ordination

Playing tennis involves several skills that all contribute to good hand-eye coordination. You can improve your agility, balance, coordiantion and reaction time

Tennis is good for your life…

5. Enjoy family and friends

Tennis can be played by anyone regardless of your age or ability. It’s easy to bring a friend or find one on the courts. Tennis is one of the only sports where parents can play with their child in a team

6. Develop teamwork and become a better sport

From doubles play to team and league play, tennis develops your ability to communicate and work together

7. Improve social skills

“Tennis outperforms all other sports in developing positive personality characteristics”

Tennis is good for your brain…

8. Reduces stress

Tennis helps you deal with physical, mental, social and emotional challenges, and increases your capacity to deal with stress

9. Increase brain power

From alertness to tactical thinking, ennisenhances neural connections in your brain. Kids who play tennis regularly get better grades

10. Learn to solve problems

Tennis is a sport that is based on evaluating angles, geometry and physics to get the best result. This helps with problem-solving off the court

11. Tennis is FUN

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