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!