For a weekend workout that feels like play, tennis is your game. The competitive element of tennis keeps you challenged, while the constant back-and-forth movement gives your legs a workout. With more than 160,000 public courts in the U.S., finding a place to play shouldn’t be hard.
Physical benefits: Tennis improves flexibility in the joints, particularly in the hips and the shoulder used to serve. It also develops and tones your muscles, especially the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, arms, shoulders and upper back. While all players will enhance their cardiovascular fitness, the workout becomes more intense as skill improves, in large part because it takes longer to play each point.
- Tennis is a non-impact sport.
- It is a great way to meet people and spend time with friends.
- Tennis helps reduce stress.
- It can be a great workout and lots of fun.
With the abundance of indoor and outdoor courts, you can play tennis in any weather and any season. Your hand-eye coordination, balance and agility will improve. Tennis is also a very social sport: You can play with up to three other people at a time or sign up for round-robin tournaments.