You could live a long healthy life if you started playing tennis at least 3 hours a week, as a matter of fact, you could cut your chance of a premature death in half! It’s a great cardiovascular activity that can burn up to 750 calories per hour.
Most importantly, you will feel better. It has been discovered that tennis players measure lower levels of anxiety, tension and depression than other athletes. They tend to be more optimistic and have a higher self-esteem.
The social aspect of tennis has a positive effect on your mind and spirit. A chance to get together with friends and team members, it helps to build self-esteem and optimism. But don’t let the cute tennis dresses fool you about this competitive sport. It has the capacity to burn more calories than inline skating, golf, or cycling.
If you’ve never played tennis before, you might want to seek out lessons from a tennis professional. You’ll need a tennis racket, tennis balls, tennis shoes, attire that’s easy to move around in and of course, a tennis court to play on.
When purchasing a tennis racket, make sure the grip fits your hand correctly. Hold out the hand that you will use to hold the racket, palm side up. Measure from the crease to the tip of the ring finger to get the measurement around the handle.
Scoring works a bit differently in tennis than other sports. The scoring starts at 15, the next point is 30, then 40. The next point is called game point or set point and it’s the winning point.
You may have heard tennis players talking about 30-love or love-30 that translates to 30-0, or 0-30, depending on which player is serving. The server’s score is announced first followed by the opponent’s.
If a game reaches a tie at 40 it is called deuce. The next person to score has server advantage and only needs one more point to win. If they don’t make this point the game goes back to deuce.
So, there you go, a brief lesson in tennis and some great reasons to take up the sport. And it hasn’t been completely proven, but tennis could make you smarter. Since tennis requires alertness and tactical thinking, it may generate new connections between nerves in the brain and thus promote a lifetime of continuing development of the brain, reported scientists at the University of Illinois.
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