The Health Benefits of Tennis

By Courts & Greens - January 13th, 2017 in Sports

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The Health Benefits of Tennis

A tennis match requires players to move side to side, up and back and at differing speeds to test a variety of muscles in your legs. And the inherent movements in a typical match help to improve forearm strength, back muscles and core development.

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Tactical – Brain Development Health Benefits

Tennis is based on geometry and physics, and can help develop tactical thinking similar to playing a game of chess. Since a large proponent of playing tennis involves alertness and tactical thinking to develop shot patterns, the sport helps to generate new connections between nerves in the brain.

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Played over the course of many years, tennis can help improve or maintain brain development, keeping you alert and sharp well into your golden years.


The more you play tennis, the more you develop the fine motor skills required in ball striking, gauging distance and personal coordination.

Tennis tests your balance, speed, footwork and hand-eye coordination through a variety of techniques and movements. The better you become on the courts, you can also expect these attributes improve other aspects of your life.


The Southern Connecticut State University tested the psychological benefits of several sports. Among non-athletes, tennis players scored higher in self-esteem, vigor and optimism. However, they scored lower for factors such as confusion, tension, anxiety and depression.

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Regularly playing tennis can help keep you motivated on your professional path. Also, playing tennis help you overcome obstacles that you may encounter in your personal life.

Other sports may provide differing levels of health benefitsswimming for upper body, running for leg strength and soccer for tactical reasoningbut none of them combine them in such an efficient package as the sport of tennis.

All of these health benefits make tennis one of the most beneficial sports you can play, physically, mentally and emotionally.

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