Why You Should Play Tennis
When was the last time you picked up a tennis racquet? Maybe you like watching the pros at the US Open and that’s where it ends or maybe you play with friends every now and again. Tennis is a great full-body workout that we are huge advocates for at Sportsclub, being a favorite pastime of Sportsclub members since 1975.
We’re here to tell you the benefits of tennis to motivate and encourage you to make it a part of your weekly routine. Once you do, you won’t look back.
Increases Aerobic Capacities
Tennis is a great cardio workout, which raises your heart rate and utilizes oxygen so that exercise becomes easier, you live longer, and helps you to stay active later in life with less chance of getting a chronic illness. A 15-30 minute game of tennis is enough to reap the cardio benefits, so is the perfect option for time-conscious people.
Decreases Stress Levels
A full-body workout like tennis can help to lower cortisol, the stress hormone, and also releases feel-good endorphins. You will finish your session with an improved mood and better concentration. You may also find yourself sleeping better which in turn will help to regulate stress hormones.
Improves Range of Motion
With all the big, wide, repetitive movements that come with playing a game of tennis, such as swinging, extending, and striking, this is one of the best forms of activity for improving your range of motion. This is important because it helps to increase muscle strength, lubricates joints, increases blood flow, and stretches your body. Remember to stretch properly before and after playing tennis in a warm-up and a cool-down to help prevent injury and let sore muscles recover quicker.
Improves Reaction Times
Tennis can be fast-paced and requires a lot of thinking and movement at the same time. This is great for improving your reaction times. Whether you are a professional athlete or spend most of your time sitting in an office, reaction times play an important part in every day life in keeping you safe.
Lowers Body Fat
As a form of cardio, tennis is a great sport to play to lose weight. Some people find typical cardio exercises boring or intimidating which is why tennis is a great option. It’s fun, easy, and isn’t stressful to play.
If you are looking for strategies to aid weight loss, we recommend talking to one of our professional personal trainers who are fully qualified to plan a nutritional and workout schedule that is customized to your specific needs.
Provides an Encouraging Community
It’s very difficult to play a game of tennis on your own. Research has found that social interaction can lead to a decrease in cancer, blood pressure, heart disease, and more! Tennis is one of the best social sports that can be played, and with our Sportsclub tennis club socials and events, it’s the perfect place to socialize off court too.
Join Sportsclub Tennis
At Sportsclub, we invite all levels of ability, from novice to expert to meet with one of our tennis pros that will find the best program fit for you. We provide year-round tennis programs from tiny-tot tennis through to adult leagues. Private, group lessons, and clinics are also available throughout the year. Experience all the benefits of playing tennis at Sportsclub. Join Sportsclub today, you’ll fit right in!