Game. Set. Match. Why you should play tennis!

At Merchant of Tennis we believe tennis is one of the greatest sports around. To our #MerchantExperts there is nothing better than a classic serve and volley or ripping a forehand down the line to win the match. On our social channels we asked the tennis community about why they #PlayTennis, here are some of the responses we received: 

Tennis is an amazing sport for many reasons: it is a great for family participation, it’s a social sport, there are excellent health benefits and most importantly fun.

Family Sport 

Trying to organize a sport that matches each member’s interests and abilities can be difficult. The great thing about tennis is that no matter your age or skill level it is a fun and friendly sport that families can enjoy together.  You can follow our guidelines for kids and adults to match the right equipment to each person’s skill level. This encourages development and will help you keep the whole family engaged.


Health Benefits 

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, physical activity plays an important role in the health, well-being and quality of life of Canadians. People who are physically active live longer, healthier lives. Active people are more productive, and more likely to avoid illness and injury. Tennis is not only a great work out for your body, but a great work out for you brain. It's a double threat!   

Physical Reasons:

Aerobic Fitness – Running round the tennis court helps burn fat and improves your cardiovascular fitness.   

Flexibility – Reaching for tennis balls on the court helps improve your overall flexibility.

Coordination – Tennis require the cooperation of your whole body all at once which improves your hand eye coordination.

Psychological Reasons:

Work Ethic – Practice makes perfect on the court; continuing to master the skill and meet your goals helps reinforce the value of hard work.   

Stress Relief – Tennis is great for physical activity and being physically active is proven to better help you manage stress.

Social Skills – To play doubles well you and your partner need to communicate effectively; being able to communicate with others helps improve your social skills.


Social Sport

Tennis is not only a great sport for the whole family, but it is also a great community sport. Your local club provides you with opportunities to other tennis enthusiasts, find new hitting partners and learn about your neighbourhood, and get a deeper sense of your surroundings. They often hold social events and tournaments to encourage players to come together and celebrate their love for the sport.


Ready yet?

Even if you have never tried tennis before it is something that can have a positive impact on your life in multiple ways. It can be a great pastime that your family can enjoy together. You might see the positive impact that it can have on your health and be encouraged to keep playing. You might also make some new friends on the tennis court. Our #MerchantExperts agree that tennis is a lifetime sport. 

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Matt on May 09 2016 at 03:09AM

Yes, Playing tennis regularly increases the aerobic as well as anaerobic fitness.

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