Health Benefits of Playing Tennis


Tennis has been scientifically proven to be one of the healthiest activities in which you can participate activities in which you can participate according to Dr. Jack Groppel, the co-founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute.

Here are a few good reasons why you should consider playing tennis regularly.



• Competitive tennis burns more calories than aerobics, inline skating or cycling.

• Tennis also improves one’s anaerobic fitness because short, intense bursts of activity are followed by rest, which helps muscles use oxygen efficiently.

• One’s reaction time, ability to accelerate, speed, coordination, agility dynamic balance, and bone strength and eye-hand coordination are all improved when playing tennis.


• When compared to other athletes and non-athletes, tennis players scored higher in vigor, optimism and self-esteem, and lower in depression, anger, confusion, anxiety and tension.

• Tennis players develop discipline, a work ethic and problem solving. They also learn how to manage stress, accept responsibility and recover from mistakes quickly.

• Tennis is known for its social environment. Players develop communication and social skills, learn sportsmanship and teamwork, and experience feelings of employment and healthy competition.


• According to studies, those who play tennis three hours a week, at a moderate intensity, cut their risk of death in half from any cause. In addition, it may also generate new connections between nerves in the brain, promoting a lifetime of continuing development of the brain.


Tennis is truly a sport for a lifetime!


Originally from PRO Pulse September-October 2016



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