Posted by Robert Carroll 10:52am Oct 24
A very special thanks to Susan Kelly for providing this list.
Compiled by the Tennis Industry Association
No. 10: A Longer Life
Scientists and doctors around the world point to tennis as one of the healthiest activities that you can participate in because it delivers overall physical, mental and emotional gains. It will add years to your life.
No. 9: A Happier Life
Of all the activities to try, why should you play tennis? It's more than a great way to stay active. The folks at the Tennis Industry Association share the top 10 reasons why you should start (or keep) playing tennis.
No. 8: It's Social
Tennis engages your mind and body at the same time, unlike a traditional workout at the gym. Because tennis players are more confident, healthier, less stressed and more socially interactive, they're just plain happier.
No. 7: The Whole Family Can Participate
o matter the age, gender, ethnicity, ability level or fitness level, tennis is perfect for families to play together. Few sports can offer the opportunities for families that tennis can.
No. 6: Tennis Teaches Life Lessons
Participants, particularly youngsters, develop a work ethic, learn sportsmanship, accept responsibility, manage mistakes, enhance discipline, learn to compete, cope with pressure and adversity, develop healthy habits, learn teamwork and more.
No. 5: Tennis Be Anything You Want it To Be
Looking for competition, social play, team camaraderie, a good workout, time with family or friends, tournaments and national championships? Tennis has all of that, and more. The sport can be anything you want or need it to be.
No. 4: It's Fun
At every level of the game and at every age, from 10 and Under Tennis through the most super-senior leagues, players have fun while a getting a great workout.
No. 3: It Develops Your Mind
Tennis requires alertness, tactical thinking and problem solving, and evidence suggests it may generate new connections between nerves, promoting a lifetime of continued development of the brain.
No. 2: Fitness
The constant movement and action in tennis will burn calories, build muscle, increase bone strength, improve flexibility, fine-tune coordination and enhance overall health and fitness.
No. 1: It's a Sport You Can Play Your Whole Life
Scientists and doctors around the world point to tennis as one of the healthiest activities that you can participate in because it delivers overall physical, mental and emotional gains. It will add years to your life