BY Jessica Agee-Bradshaw
Living in south Florida offers many ways to maintain your mental and physical well-being. Playing tennis is a great way thousands of people have found to do this. Tennis is the ideal sport for any age and fitness level as the game can be picked up at any time because it is low impact and doesn’t depend on the player’s strength.
Playing tennis gets your mind and body moving. It requires the cooperation of the whole body – feet get you into the right position, arms and hands position the racquet to make contact with the ball and the torso and legs provide the power to send the ball flying over the net. All these factors come together every time you hit the tennis ball making tennis a real workout – running, swinging, reaching and pivoting. Tennis also requires your brain to be creative and involves planning, tactical thinking, agility and the coordination of many different parts of the body. Tennis is truly a whole body sport.
Many health benefits can be obtained through playing tennis including decreasing the risk of heart attack. By lowering blood pressure, maintaining a healthy body weight, lowering cholesterol, reducing stress and being physically active one reduces the risk of heart disease. Why not combine healthy habits with meeting people, being active and having fun playing tennis?
For information on how to start playing tennis visit http://irmsltennis.net/
About the author, Jessica Agee-Bradshaw lives in Palm City FL and is the USTA Local League Contractor for Region 6 – Indian River/Martin/St. Lucie Counties. She began playing tennis in 2001 in Atlanta where she captained teams for ALTA women’s leagues and USTA mixed doubles leagues and involved with Pre-Collegiate tennis teams. She was the Secretary for the Tri-County Women’s Tennis Association and afterwards President.
Please feel free to contact Jessica through the above website or email; firstname.lastname@example.org regarding local tennis opportunities.
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