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Playing tennis is good for all ages
Why do we choose Tennis?
It is known as the sport for a lifetime, and for good reason. Tennis presents a unique gateway for a child to develop lifelong foundational skills that they will use well into adulthood, and even into old age. Tennis is one of the few sports that can be enjoyed by all ages, making it a great option for families.
The benefits are limitless, with such a diverse and varied mix of components in this well rounded sport. Tennis incorporates speed, agility, strength and a laundry list of other ideal physical traits. It utilizes balance and flexibility. It encourages quick thinking, relies on hand eye coordination and is a challenging mentally as it is physically.
On top of all this, tennis encourages children to develop a strong work ethic, and the sports one on one (or two on two) dynamic promotes accountability and acceptance of one’s mistakes, which helps develop mental toughness and self reliance.
Tennis, more so than other sports, can even help boost a child’s performance at school. Tennis may seem simple in nature, but it is actually a complex and mentally demanding sport. Even reaching an intermediate level in tennis can help a child improve their focus and concentration immensely. Stress management is another aspect taught in tennis that can be applied to school work.
If these reasons aren’t enough reason to be sold on tennis, consider this: It is, above all else, a tremendous amount of fun. What this means for your child is that, although they will be developing positive skills and attributes, they may not even notice.
Tennis is not a chore, like homework. It’s a game, and a fun one at that! We may be a little bit biased towards the sport of a lifetime, we’ll give you that, but there is just something inherently pleasing about whacking a ball with a racquet. It feels good! Don’t believe us? Grab a ball, a racquet and try it yourself! Better yet, try it with your children. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
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