Tennis is one of the few great games that can be enjoyed for many years by players of all ages. If your family is watching the Wimbledon Finals this month (Ladies on July 10 and Gentlemen on July 11), your children may feel inspired to take up the game themselves.
What better time to start playing tennis than while your child is young? Players enjoy social benefits, great cardio exercise, and are set up for a lifetime of fun and growth. Plus, tennis is associated with a fairly low risk of injury – especially when compared to contact sports.
When Can Children Start Playing Tennis?
When to start them? Earlier than you might expect! Some suggest that by the age of 4, many children have the necessary advanced motor coordination abilities to gain some basic exposure to the game. Around the age of 5-6, improved focus and coordination opens up more aspects of the game.
Why Play Tennis?
Jack Groppel, Ph.D., USPTA Master Professional, has an extensive list of reasons why! A few of our favorites include:
- Tennis requires alertness and tactical thinking. This helps form new connections in the brain.
- Tennis helps develop positive personality characteristics, according to Dr. Jim Gavin, author of The Exercise Habit.
- Burns fat and improves cardiovascular fitness
- Improves ability to accelerate
- Hones both fine and gross motor skills
- Contributes to bone strength and density
- Improves flexibility
- Improves hand-eye coordination
- Develops work ethic
- Helps manage stress
- Teaches teamwork
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Play It Again Sports ~ Brentwood
1701 Mallory Lane, Suite 350
Brentwood, TN 37027
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Play It Again Sports ~ Hendersonville
201 North Anderson Lane, Suite 300
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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