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The Benefits on Court

June 25, 2008

By MARIE TURBILL; JOANNE WELFORD

SOME of the health benefits of taking up a racket include: Tennis helps aerobic fitness by burning fat and improving cardiovascular fitness.

It improves anaerobic fitness by offering short, intense bursts of activity followed by rest which helps muscles use oxygen efficiently.

Tennis can help improve general body co-ordination.

Agility is improved as players are forced to change direction as many as five times in 10 seconds during a typical tennis point.

The game promotes hand-eye co-ordination as you constantly judge the timing between the on-coming ball and the proper contact point

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