A Sport For A Lifetime….A Game About Life!

If you’re looking for a fun way to stay in shape, you might want to consider taking up tennis.  Not only is the sport a great way to reduce stress and anxiety, boost your confidence, and strengthen your social skills, but it’s also an activity that the whole family can enjoy together.

Whether true or not, the story about Bjorn Borg’s tranquil cardiac tissue underscores an important point about tennis: playing it on a regular basis is good for your heart. It’s also good for the body and mind. In fact, playing tennis on a regular basis produces physical and psychological benefits.

You’ll burn a lot of calories playing tennis (400 calories an hour, on average!), and you’ll experience a number of other physical health benefits, including:

  • Improved aerobic fitness
  • Lower body fat percentage
  • Stronger bones
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduced risk of heart disease
  • Improved balance and agility

Perhaps most importantly tennis is a sport that you can continue playing for a lifetime. If you don’t believe me, just look at some of those in their 60s, 70s, and 80s who regularly get together at various locations around the area (i.e. Forestmeadows) to play tennis.

Tennis is more than a game that you play…. it is a reflection of your life. I believe students should train and play in such a way that symbolizes who they are, how they behave, and what they stand for. As in life, tennis is full of adversity and challenges and it’s how you respond to these variables that will help define your success both on and off the court. Along with the proper physical and fundamental aspects of the game, you will also learn the necessary mental and emotional strategies necessary to manage the challenges you will face on the court.

 

In tennis, you are your toughest opponent”
~Boris Becker
You cannot always control winning or losing, but you can always control effort and attitude”
~Everett Teague