Tuesday, October 25, 2011

34 Reasons to Play Tennis

From "Tennis - for the Health of It!" (A USPTA Initiative with Jack Groppel, Ph.D.)

There are 34 powerful and compelling reasons to play tennis, according to an initiative by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), "Tennis - for the Health of It!"

Noted tennis researcher and USPTA Master Professional Jack Groppel, Ph.D. writes: "According to world-renowned scientists from a variety of disciplines, there is no doubt that tennis can improve your overall health, including your mental and physical fitness."

Among the documented benefits are:
*Tennis players who play 3 hours a week at moderate intensity cut their risk of death from any cause in half.
*Tennis players score higher in vigor, optimism and self-esteem, and lower in depression, anger and anxiety.
*Tennis players benefit from a lifetime of brain development since the game requires alertness and tactical thinking.

Check out all the 34 reasons to play tennis with the USPTA!


1 comment:

  1. Gary, I'm not even sure where to begin with this. What you have unearthed here is the culmination of what I have been professing for 30 years. TENNIS IS FOR A LIFETIME! Why do parents in this country line up to have kids participate in limited-life sports, like football, when they would be doing their child the favor of a lifetime by suggesting tennis as either an addition or an alternative to these very short-lived sports. Next year I will have been playing tennis for 40 years and I am not anywhere near done. Thanks Gary.
    There is nothing "armchair" about tennis. That is what keeps me healthy both physically and mentally.