No matter what your level or ability, tennis can be a highly competitive and sociable sport for all. But have you ever thought about the positive health and fitness implications it’s having on you whilst you’re having so much fun?
For many tennis players, tennis is not just their sport, but their workout! The potential calories burned in an hour of running around the court are enough to compete with other intensive workouts like running or boxing.
A high-speed game of singles can typically burn between 500-900 calories, comparable to an hour running at 5 miles per hour. But aside from the sole physical benefits, the competitive aspect engages the player’s mind with tactical intentions, planning and executing different game plans.
It can be easy to forget you’re exercising at all!