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The Benefits of Playing Tennis
Tennis provides its players with numerous physical, social and mental health benefits.
Physical benefits of tennis
Did you know, playing tennis just 3 hours per week can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by 56%? Or, as one long term study shows, tennis players add 9.7 years to their life over sedentary individuals?
Playing tennis has a wide range of health benefits that make it an ideal physical activity for anyone, at any age.
BENEFITS FOR YOUTH PLAYERS
Tennis is a sport for life, with many benefits beyond health and physical activity.
- Promotes teamwork
- Social skills and sportsmanship
- Coordination, agility and balance
- Strategic thinking and problem solving
BENEFITS FOR ADULTS & SENIORS
Anyone at any age can learn tennis and enjoy incredible benefits.
- Stronger bones
- Reduces stress
- Cardiovascular fitness
- Weight loss
- New relationships within communities
ADVOCATE FOR TENNIS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Help make tennis thrive locally. Download these health benefits materials to help you illustrate why investing in tennis can lead to a healthier community.
TENNIS SIZED RIGHT
Learn about how we’ve modified courts and equipment to make learning tennis easy and fun.
TENNIS AND COVID-19
Before heading to the courts, it is important for tennis players, of all ages and at all levels, to follow local, regional and federal regulations from government and health agencies. In conjunction with these advisories, the USTA has provided its recommended guidelines for both individual players and tennis facilities and programming.