Why Play Tennis?
Whether you are five, fifty five or eighty five, tennis is the sport for you and better still, it is the sport for life. Tennis is a safe non contact sport that does not need to rely on expensive equipment. It can be practised alone or played with 2,3 or 4 people and it is one of the easiest sports to participate in.
Unlike many other sports, tennis is gender neutral and gives equal opportunities for male and female to participate, enjoy and achieve! Whatever your age, gender or physical ability tennis is the perfect sport for you!
Tennis is one of the most widely played sports in the world. (The International Tennis Federation has 211 National Tennis Associations). Apart from the various professional and amateur tournaments, it is also an Olympic and Commonwealth games sport.
Introducing people to Tennis in New Zealand will contribute to a healthier, more active population, for everyone!
Why not get into tennis right now?
Tennis is the perfect sport for a healthy body and a healthy mind. Research (Tennis Australia) has indicated that playing an average one hour of singles tennis is the equivalent of burning 600 calories for men and 420 calories for women.
The National Heart Foundation recommends at least 30 minutes of continuous physical activity per day for adults and at least 60 minutes for children. Tennis is the perfect vehicle to achieve this and receive the following health benefits:
- Lower your blood pressure
- Improve your cholesterol levels
- Control your blood sugar levels
- Reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes
- Help you maintain a healthy weight
- Help you sleep better and feel better
- And it's fun!!!
Source: National Heart Foundation 2007