Published: 25 July 2023

Game On: Why Tennis is a Winning Workout

Tennis is more than just an exciting game to watch on telly; it's a fantastic sport that offers numerous health and fitness benefits too! Whether you're just beginning to play, or are a more seasoned player, hitting the court for a game of tennis can be an incredibly enjoyable and rewarding way to stay active. So, grab your racket, find a court, and get ready to experience the health benefits of playing tennis...

Full-Body Workout:
Unlike some sports that focus on specific muscle groups, tennis offers its players a full-body workout. The rapid side-to-side movements engage the legs and glutes, while swinging the racket targets the arms, shoulders, and back muscles. The core is constantly engaged as players need to maintain good balance and stability throughout the game. So, in addition to being fun - tennis can prove to be a comprehensive workout!

Stress Relief:
Tennis can be an excellent way to relieve stress and release pent-up energy. Plus, it's great fun to let out those tennis grunts as you hit the ball! Due to the fast-paced nature of the game (combined with the fun and social aspect of playing with friends), it can have a very positive impact on mood and overall mental well-being.

Enhanced Hand-Eye Coordination:
The hand-eye coordination required in tennis can significantly improve with regular practice! Coordination is a skill that is useful both on the court and off the court, in our daily activities.

Improved Social Life:
Tennis is often played in pairs or doubles, making it a great social activity. Joining a tennis club or finding tennis partners allows you to interact with others who share a similar interest too, which often leads to new friendships and a more active social life.

Cardiovascular Health:
One of the most significant exercise benefits of playing tennis is its positive impact on cardiovascular health! Tennis is an aerobic sport that requires constant movement and quick bursts of energy. Running, lunging, and hitting the ball elevate your heart rate, improving blood circulation, and strengthening the heart muscles. Regular tennis sessions are perfect for helping to lower the risk of heart disease, improve stamina, and enhance overall cardiovascular fitness.

If you're looking to play try playing tennis, or interested in finding your nearest tennis coaching, please be sure to look at our health club locations across the UK here. We're also incredibly proud to host the ITF World Tennis Tour
W100 Shrewsbury
at The Shrewsbury Club. If you enjoy watching tennis - it's an event not to be missed! 

Published: 25 July 2023