Have you played tennis before? If you have never, would you consider of trying it this summer? Whether you play it for fun or fitness, it is undeniably a great sport to maintain your health. As characterised by Bjorn Borg, a tennis match is “a thousand little sprints.” It improves your strength and agility. A good long-hour tennis session can potentially burn about 600 calories for men and 420 calories for women. Below are some tennis facts that you might not know:
People aged 18 to 34 years old who play tennis are less likely to be obese than team-sport players
Tennis strengthens tendons and ligaments in the body
Tennis is associated with a lower risk of injury
Tennis is in fact a sport for people of all ages. You’re never too old to play it! Not only does tennis improve coordination and balance, it also reduces the risk of falls. Therefore, it is also suitable for the elderly.
So what are you waiting for? Pick up your racket and challenge your friends and family for a match of tennis. When you run your way around the court, you can forget about going to the gym for a run on a treadmill. Hitting the ball is also a great arm toner – so girls, take note if you want nice, firm arms!