THE AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF TENNIS
Although we love tennis for tennis sake....that is not the only reason to learn and play this sport.
Research shows that there are all kinds of benefits that one can enjoy. Here are a few!
GOOD GRADES Tennis requires alertness and tactical thinking, which may generate new connections between nerves in the brain, promoting a lifetime of continued brain development. 48% of youth tennis players have an “A” average and spend more time studying.
LESS RISKY BEHAVIORS Youth players report less drinking and cigarette smoking.
STRATEGIC PROBLEM SOLVING Tennis players use geometry and physics principles to evaluate angles to get the best result. This application of knowledge improves problem-solving off the court.
COLLEGE BOUND 81% of youth tennis players say they will attend college.
PHYSICALLY ACTIVE Kids who play tennis are less likely to be overweight. They are more likely to gain physical skills that can keep them active for a lifetime.
SELF-CONFIDENCE Tennis players exhibit higher self-esteem and optimism than other athletes or non-athletes. Tennis players show lower tension, anger, and depression, too.
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TENNIS INDUSTRY UNITED Endorsed by the USTA Sports Science Committee. 2013 USTA Study-Foundation Pluim, B. M., Staal, J. B., Marks, B. L., Miller, S., & Miley, D. (2007). Health benefits of tennis. British journal of sports medicine, 41(11), 760–768. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsm.2006.034967 Kovacs, M., Pluim, B., Groppel, J., Crespo, M., Roetert, E.P., Hainline, B. et al. (2016). Journal of Medicine and Science in Tennis. December. © 2021 USTA. All rights reserved.