1. It’ll help you lose weight

Tennis can be such a high-intensity activity and is an excellent calorie burner. Just one hour of tennis, depending on your weight and whether you’re playing singles or doubles, will burn between 400 and 700 calories, which is more than cycling and only slightly less than running, and way more fun than both!


2. It’s good for your heart

A regular game of tennis will help you burn calories, reduce stress and lower blood pressure, all of which play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease, still the number one killer in the Canada.

3. Psychological benefits

Tennis players scored higher in vigor, optimism and self-esteem while scoring lower in depression, anger, confusion, anxiety and tension than other athletes and non-athletes according to Dr. Joan Finn and colleagues at Southern Connecticut State University

4. You’ll get some fresh air

A regular session of running round the court in the fresh air will do you the world of good. Feeling the sun on your skin is also highly beneficial to your health. Vitamin D protects us from more than 25 chronic diseases and keeps bones and teeth healthy and the most natural way to get it is from the sun.

5. Age is no barrier

Tennis is often referred to as the “sport for a lifetime” as it’s an activity that is enjoyed by men and women of almost every age.

6. It encourages companionship

The game allows you to either spend some quality time with your other half or to meet new people. With more and more people living on their own, tennis can be very effective at bringing people together. Doubles can be extremely good fun and an excellent way to interact with friends or family. Just make sure it doesn’t get too competitive!

7. It’s fun!

It sounds obvious, but tennis is an extremely enjoyable way to improve many aspects of your fitness. There are scores of people out there who would like to get fit but who find the idea of going to the gym absolutely horrific, and for them tennis could be the key to breaking the unfit habits of a lifetime. For those of you who haven’t played tennis for a while or will be picking up a racket for the first time, you might be surprised at how much fun and how addictive the sport of tennis is.

8. Low Risk

It is a sport with a great cardio workout but comparatively minimal risk of injury

9. Family Oriented

It is a great family sport. Teenagers can play Grandpa and really enjoy it. Doubles tennis can be a fun family outing.

10. Life Skills

Tennis is a skill and the process of learning and mastering such a skill has wider benefits especially for young people.