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Why We Play-Let Us Count the Ways

Yeah, sure. We often say how tennis is fun. But there are many benefits to this fabulous sport. Here are the top 10 reasons to play.

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

  • Live Longer - Playing just 3 hours per week will reduce your risk of heart disease 56%.

  • Strengthen Heart, Muscles and Bones - Compared to other sports, tennis players have the lowest incidence of cardiovascular disease.

  • Develop Hand-Eye Coordination - Playing tennis involves several skills that all contribute to good hand-eye coordination. You can improve your agility, balance, coordination, reaction time and more.

  • Enjoy Family and Friends - Great for the whole family, no matter your age. With minimal equipment needed and plenty of courts nearby, it's easy to bring a friend or find one on the courts.

  • Develop Teamwork and Sportsmanship - From doubles play to team and league play, tennis develops your ability to communicate and work together.

  • Improve Social Skills - Tennis outperforms all other sports in developing positive personality characteristics.

  • Reduce Stress - Tennis helps you deal with physical, mental, social and emotional challenges, and increases your capacity to deal with stress.

  • Increase Brain Power - From alertness to tactical thinking, tennis enhances the neural connections in your brain. Kids who play tennis regularly get better grades.

  • Learn to Solve Problems - Tennis is a sport that is based on evaluating angles, geometry and physics to get the best result, which translates to better problem-solving off the court.


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