Whether you play football, basketball or any other game, you must have feel relaxed after you are done playing. Why is it so? Because, sports have a good and positive impact on our brain which makes our mind relax. The same thing also applies to tennis. Tennis is a game which involves running, jumping, sprinting, sideways and lateral movements around the court. These things not only help you to maintain your shape but also help you in developing some very good attributes.

Scientists believe that when exercising, chemicals called endorphins are produced in the brain and released into the body. Endorphins are thought to relieve stress and pain naturally, giving one a euphoric and invigorating feeling. A popular opinion is that exercise may create a distraction and provide an outlet from everyday sources of stress, therefore positively enhancing one’s mental condition. Also, another thought is that muscle tension tends to be reduced after a good exercise session and this can promote a feeling of relaxation and calmness.

Following are some psychological advantages of tennis:

Helps you in alleviating stress

One of the obvious benefits of tennis is it helps you in releasing your daily stress. Human brain is the most complex thing in the world and it gets stressed with our daily routine and working. One of the best ways to remove our daily stress is to have some sort of exercise and as mentioned earlier, tennis is a great way of doing exercise. Playing tennis will help you to release your stress and makes you feel more relaxed.

Makes you confident

Tennis is a game of movements. You have to be on your feet every time until the point is done. Thus involving your lower body and upper body all along the way, giving you a strong and athletic figure, which in turn makes you confident about your personality.

Makes you good at decision making

Imagine you are playing tennis, how much of your muscles are involved in hitting one shot? Hundreds of them. From your hands to feet, your whole body is involved in shot making. How many small decisions you take while hitting on shot? Many of them. This include where to hit the ball, how to change the direction, where to run, where to sprint, what shot to hit are some of few. Thus, making you good at decision making.

Increase mental alertness

If you play tennis, there is one thing for sure that you can’t be relax until the ball is out of the court. It makes you to be involved until the point is done. Thus making your mind alert every time. Since exercise is a great way to alleviate stress and increase energy levels, a regular exercise routine will enhance mental alertness and can improve overall mental health.

Makes you feel better and great

Sports have this unique benefit of making you feel better and enhancing your mood. After playing you will feel great overall. The psychological benefits greatly contribute to this overall great feeling. The combination of increased self-confidence, minimizing  stress, better moods, less depression and increased mental health in addition to all of the physical benefits should make anyone feel great.

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