Did you know that a recent USTA study of high school students and adolescents concluded that tennis participation by America's youth influences them in demonstrably positive ways?
Compared with non-athletes and participants in many other sports, young tennis players enjoy better grades, devote more hours to study, think more about the future, and aspire more to college and careers.
"The evidence shows that tennis participation is clearly linked with educational achievement, health and social involvement among U.S. adolescents," remarked Don Sabo, Ph.D., lead researcher.
Deborah Slaner Larkin, Executive Director of USTA Serves, added: "Hopefully, this research will encourage and promote more tennis in classes, school(s) and sports programs so that students across the country will reap these important education and health benefits."
Tennis is indeed a sport of opportunity and betterment.
For more information, see:"New Report Shows Tennis Players Make Better Grades", Tennis Now (Feb. 26, 2013)