Tennis is a very health sport and often you will see tennis players as one of the fittest guys. What’s the reason? It’s the nature of the game. From upper body to lower body, each and every part of the body is utilized in making one shot. Tennis involves running, jumping, sprinting, sideways movement, lateral movement, ball striking, easy enough to make a player healthy, fit and strong.

Out of numerous health benefits of playing tennis, few are:

Tennis is a whole-body workout

Choose one thing, going to gym or going to play tennis. In which activity you’ll sweat more. It’s tennis. Tennis is a complete workout for the whole body. . Running around the court exercises leg muscles, while playing a shot exerts the core and upper body. Your overall muscle workout should be well balanced

Tennis is good for your body

As tennis is a good form of exercise, your body will get in good shape. By playing just a few months, you’ll see a definite change in your body. Your fitness will improve, your working ability will improve and you’ll find yourself in a new regime.

Improves flexibility

Tennis makes your body flexible. Every time the ball is hit, your whole body is involved. The feet have balance; the arms stretch and use power to get the ball across the net. Hand-eye coordination to hit the ball is required, for accurately anticipating the stroke.

Improves aerobic and anaerobic health

Tennis increases your oxygen intake, which gets the heart rate up. Faster breathing from running delivers more oxygen to the brain. Anaerobic health is developed by the quick spurts of energy for explosive power and quick, reactive movements.

Improves your focus and social life

To master the skills of playing tennis takes perseverance, time and a lot of practice. This brings discipline and dedication to the game. Social skills are required to interact with different opponents and handling winning and losing, takes good sportsmanship.

Cardiovascular Benefits

Tennis is a great exercise. Playing regularly will burn calories, build muscles, improve reflexes and benefit cardiovascular health. Regular exercise greatly reduces your risk of heart disease.

Improves agility

Due to the nature of the game, tennis players need to move quickly and in random directions when playing. This movement builds up agility such that a player is able to move over a distance in a short time and still be accurate in striking the ball.

Improves coordination

Your body has to be in perfect synchronization in order to hit the shot. The reading of the ball, the backswing of the racket, the hitting of the ball, your court movement all need to be perfectly aligned. If you miss even by the barest of the margins, you’ll end up mishitting the ball. According to science, playing tennis aids the mind in stimulating the development of tactical strategy, concentration and also mental alertness.

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