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Why Tennis is still the intelligent choice for your child!

ekt-girlOf course we are biased. We love tennis, but every once in a while it is worth reminding ourselves that those that don’t yet play may not see tennis as we do. Here are our top 10 (in no particular order) but please add to the thread with your thoughts too!

  1. It’s a Brain Game – Tennis teaches you to solve problems, stay focused and maintain control of your emotions. Tennis throws you lots of little problems to solve from playing on different surfaces to different opponent. Every point provides another little challenge.
  2. Grow as a Person – Tennis outperforms many sports when it comes to developing positive mental traits including optimism, self-esteem, confidence and spontaneity. Kids who play tennis are also show to perform higher at school with kids scoring higher in studies than even active children who play other sports (Tennis Serves)
  3. Stand on Your Own Feet – When it comes down to it you will have to learn to be responsible for what you do on court. At every level until you reach the pros you will have to fairly call the lines and the score, you will need to work on your game in practice and come ready to get the most from your time on court.
  4. When the Going Gets Tough – Tennis helps you to deal with adversity and because you are always playing against someone it teaches you to deal with situations that are not totally under your control. Add the weather and different surfaces and you will learn to cope with everything that is thrown at you.
  5. Get in Shape – tennis is truly one of the most athletic sports in the world. You will get stronger, faster and more flexible. But before that sounds like a lot of work, remember you can play at any intensity that you want.
  6. It’s a Whole Body Thing – A true combination or fine motor skills and gross motor skills, upper and lower body, tennis is a whole body thing. Studies have shown increases in bone density and a unique combination or aerobic and anaerobic demands making tennis one of the most balanced sports in the world.
  7. Get on the Team – Although singles may be the most common version of tennis seen on the tv screen, tennis is a great team sport. Most people will play for their club team, school or that other great version of the game – DOUBLES! Tennis is great way to meet new people and make friends at any age.
  8. Lean on a Pro – Unlike many sports tennis is taught in most places by qualified and trained coaches. Many have not just studied the game but also how players learn, move and grow. Having a Teaching Professional in your corner can really help your to get the most from your game and keep you on the right track.
  9. Express yourself – Tennis is a game that can be played the way you like. You can play creatively in lots of different ways. Looking at the stars of tennis around the world you can see so many different ways to play and be you.
  10. Long Live Tennis – no matter what your age you can play. Modified versions make it easy to play when you are learning but also when the engine starts to slow down! It’s a great sport for the whole family to play together too, helping everyone to develop social skills.

Mike will be a speaker at the Evolution II Conference Layfayette, Lousiana Oct 20th – 22nd 


  • Horacio Rodriguez Molaro
    March 19, 2016

    Great article Mike congratulations I bring you something and sorry for my English

    1 A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE if you do not know the person just saying you like playing tennis? and they play, they can spend unforgettable moments with that person regardless of different religious costumbres.creencias, lifestyles, languages.

    12 LITTLE PEOPLE TO PLAY to play with one achieved in other sports need, 21 football players and hockey, volleyball players and 11


  • Zoltan
    March 20, 2016

    Very nice article, thank you Mike.
    Just came to my mind, another benefit of tennis is the constant training and movement of the eyes. By looking at the ball all the time, the eye muscles have to zoom in and out, which strengthens vision and avoids glasses hopefully.

    • Ronald Pothuizen
      March 21, 2016

      Thanks for your comment and nice words. I am not sure if playing tennis avoids glasses. But maybe there is some research somewhere about this topic.

  • alan buck morrison
    March 23, 2016

    Hi fellow Tennis Players – the articles words make total sense – life throws some curved balls sometimes & basics learned from playing tennis certainly assist – great reading.

  • ICC T20 world cup 2016
    March 26, 2016

    Superb, what a blog it is! This web site presents valuable facts to us, keep it up.

    • Ronald Pothuizen
      March 29, 2016

      Thank you for your kind words. If you want to help us you can always share our posts.

  • Stewart Lees
    March 28, 2016

    Always enjoy your words of wisdom…. always inspiring….keep ’em coming please?
    Regards and Happy Easter from sunny Cornwall.



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