A few words about tennis

 

Have you ever wondered why there is the expression “tennis is a lifetime sport”? We have listed below the reasons for this to help you answer this question.

Have you ever wondered why there is the expression “tennis is a lifetime sport”? We have listed below the reasons for this to help you answer this question.

Let’s see some of these interesting statistics with reference to tennis…

  • People who play tennis three hours per week with moderate intensity cut the risk of death from any cause in half according to Dr. Ralph Paffenbarger, who studied more than 10.000 individuals for 20 years.
  • Tennis players score higher in vigor, optimism and self esteem and lower in depression, anger, confusion and tension than other athletes and non athletes according to Dr. Joan Finn and her team at Southern Connecticut State University.

Tennis requires alertness and tactical thinking which means that it can generate new connections between the nerves in the brain promoting a lifetime of continuing brain development as claimed by scientists of the University of Illinois.

  • Tennis gives you a more positive outlook on life compared to most other sports and promotes the development of positive personality traits according to Dr. Jim Gavin, author of the book “The Exercise Habit”.
  • Studies on calorie burning in sports show that competitive tennis burns more calories than aerobics or cycling.