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.