Overview



Tennis is a sport that can be enjoyed by players of all ages. As we struggle to overcome the current obesity epidemic and the problems of a sedentary lifestyle prevalent in the western world, tennis, if played regularly, has the ability to confer health benefits in a number of different areas:

  • Reduction in the risk of heart disease e.g. atherosclerosis and heart attacks

  • Improved level of fitness

  • Efficient means of controlling body weight

  • Positive effect on cholesterol and other harmful fats

  • Blood sugar control in type II diabetics

  • Muscle, tendon and ligament strengthening

  • Enhanced bone density and reduced the risk of osteoporosis

  • Lower injury risk compared to most other sports

  • Positive psychological benefits, e.g. improved concentration and sense of wellbeing

  • Overall improvement in quality of life

  • Improved co-ordination and balance, which can reduce the risk of falls

  • Enhancement of social skills and teamwork

    These benefits have been shown through a number of well controlled scientific studies and demonstrate the broad appeal of tennis as a sport, with the ability to enhance the global fitness and wellbeing of individuals of all ages.

    So why are you waiting? Pick up a racket and ball today!