Top 10 Benefits of Playing Tennis

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   Sportama   |    23 November 2022


Tennis is perhaps the most popular game after soccer having millions of fans and players from every nook and corner of the world. Due to it's back and forth action, tennis keeps its viewers on the edge of their seats at all times. There are immense benefits of tennis as it helps your body, mind and health issues in check and provides you with entertainment and fun too. Below are the top 10 most important benefits of playing tennis regularly:

  1. Low Body Fat and Lipid Profile.

    Those who play tennis regularly tend to lose excessive amount of body fat making them lean, strong and fit. It also keeps their lipid profile in check, never allowing cholesterol to cross the limit. This greatly decrease the chances of severe and fatal disease like hypertension, stoke, myocardial infarction which is commonly known as heart attack and other severe cardiovascular problems. This helps you lead an entertaining and stress and disease free life.
  2. Agility, Flexibility and Improved Balance.

    Due to constantly moving and running around the court, increased stretching of the body and frequent change of direction with respect to the direction of the ball; tennis improves your balance and co-ordination. Not only that, tennis also makes you agile and flexible due to the above mentioned activities.
  3. Better Immune System.

    Tennis improves the health of the entire body, giving you a better and more powerful immune system. It also increases the body musculature, bone mass and bone density and hence prevent osteoporosis.
  4. Better and Healthy Personality.

    Tennis helps make new connections in brain, thereby improving your intellect and decision making power. Those who regularly play tennis also tend to have low levels of depression and high levels of self esteem. It also promotes healthy growth of the mind and provides you with a better control on your emotions, making your anger levels go down. Overall, tennis has a positive impact on your life and your personality.
  5. Improved Body Co-ordination.

    Tennis helps improve the entire body co-ordination due to its fast paced, back and forth action. It helps develop a better hand-eye co ordination level. It also improves your major and minor movements of the body, providing you with a higher degree of control over these movements.
  6. Improved Discipline and Social Skills.

    Tennis makes you more disciplined as you have to learn to practice every day at the right time for the right amount of hours and reach the venue of the game at precisely the scheduled time. Tennis helps you in achieving a better degree of socialization as you have to interact with different players, match referees and the crowd and audience.
  7. Better and Strategic Mind.

    Tennis provides you with an opportunity to learn how to make strategies and implement them without hesitation as you constantly have to do so in the game. It helps your mind grow and makes you see the possibilities and opportunities which may be considered un-reachable and out of the box. It helps you realize that nothing is impossible if you have the ability, the passion and the confidence and let you execute your strategies and implement new ideas without any hesitation.
  8. Proper Dietary Habits.

    Tennis makes you develop a proper dietary plan and abide by it under all circumstances. It makes you plan your every meal and how often you should consume meals and the time interval between them. This not only makes you fit for the game and perform better but it also helps improve your health and your fitness which is essential to lead a better life. Developing a nutritional plan for you and having proper dietary habits not only has short term benefits, but it will also maintain your long term fitness.
  9. Improved Aerobic and Anaerobic Health.

    Tennis helps you in having better aerobic health as it increases you oxygen in take while playing, making your heart race and better pumping of the blood in all the muscles. It also aids in the development of numerous capillaries and capillary beds within the muscles so that your muscles can have a greater blood supply and flow. This helps in your muscles perform at a higher level and fatigue at a slower rate. It also helps in maintaining anaerobic health which makes the muscles use oxygen in a better way and provide quick energy spurts. movements.
  10. Having Fun.

    Let's face it; tennis is entertaining both for the players and the viewers. It teaches you to have fun while having a proper working schedule, co-ordinate diet and exercise plans and learn from your mistakes, abilities and the surroundings. All these facts prove the tennis is perhaps the healthiest activity you can indulge yourself in. It makes you a fitter, happier and better human being in all aspects of life.

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