10. You can play tennis year round. The fact that it’s winter and there’s snow on the ground doesn’t mean you can’t play tennis. Although you have to pay for it, indoor tennis is becoming more and more popular and gives you the opportunity to play all year even if you live in a climate that has cold winters. Playing year round simply isn’t an option for most other sports.
9. Tennis is both an individual sport and a team sport. Some people prefer to be in full control and don’t want to depend on teammates. Others enjoy having a teammate to share the challenge with, and some prefer a mix. Because tennis can be played as singles or doubles, the choice is yours.
8. Tennis is inexpensive. It doesn’t cost much for a tennis racket and balls and nearly all towns and cities have public tennis courts that you can play on for free or a small fee. Of course it can get expensive if you join exclusive country clubs, buy high-end equipment, and take lessons every week, but if you think about it as an investment in your life as a skill that will give you a lifetime of joy, happiness and friendships all over the world then its not very expensive at all.
7. Tennis is excellent exercise. For girls and women it provides great muscle toning, full body exercise, cardio and provides a lot of many small sprint intervals. For older women it helps with maintaining bone density and muscle strength. Therefor reducing deterioration of the muscles and bones.
6. Tennis can provide serious competition even as an adult. Some people are very competitive and need an outlet for it. With most sports, serious competition ends after high school or college, but with tennis, you can compete far into your old age. It’s a sport you can play forever as long as you look after your health. Most cities have organized leagues. I’ve travelled all over the country and the world to play tennis and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
5. Tennis provides camaraderie. It’s amazing how many new friends’ I’ve made as a result of playing tennis. Between functions, events, and leagues, it is very easy to meet new people.
4. Tennis is an outlet for athleticism. Although you don’t need much athletic ability to enjoy tennis, the higher levels of the game certainly require it. Advanced tennis is a very physically demanding activity that requires a lot of skill. If you enjoy putting your athletic ability to the test, tennis is a great way to do it.
3. Tennis is mentally challenging. Some sports don’t require much thinking and can get pretty boring as a result. While you can play tennis mindlessly if you wish, there is also a great deal of room for strategy. In fact, many people compare the strategic aspects of tennis to chess. It’s a great way to challenge both your physical and mental abilities at the same time.
2. Tennis is a lifelong sport. Many sports are too dangerous or demanding to play after your twenties or thirties but you can play tennis as long as you’re able to walk and move your arm. If you look after your body you will be able to play well into your 90’s! You may not be able to hit some of the exciting shots you hit in your younger days, but that’s certainly better than not being able to play at all! Finally, the best reason in my opinion to play tennis is:
1. The pursuit. Tennis is such a complex game that there’s always room for improvement. Finding ways to get better at something, particularly something you enjoy, adds a lot of excitement to your life. With tennis, there’s always something to work on or something new to learn. Whether it’s your fitness, your technique, or your strategy, there are plenty of challenges to chase after. Give tennis a try and you just may find yourself with a new hobby and some extra excitement to look forward to. So what are you waiting for? Join Girls Tennis Academy…we would love to have you part of our community.