Have you ever thought about starting to play tennis, but then you thought that it is a boring sport where you are just running after a ball with a racket in your hand?
Tennis is way more than that. I started playing tennis when I was five years old but I also have friends who started just half a year ago, so it does not matter how old you are, when you want to start playing tennis, then just do it! Since I am playing tennis I found a lot of new friends and I am playing with my group every week a few times and we are also playing tournaments every weekend. Last summer I trained with a very good friend from my tennis club and helped children at the summer camp.
Playing tennis, in contrast to other sports, also influences mental health, because during playing, many people just start to learn and understand about courage and patience. For example when you are losing in a match, it is sometimes quite difficult not to lose patience and calm.
There are other reasons why tennis is fun to play. I asked a few people about it and this is what they answered:
So I like the fact that you are exhausted and that you have the direct fight with the opponent.
I like that tennis is a fast sport, with a lot of running and the feeling after a good session is really enjoyable.
I play it because I like the fact that tennis is a team sport and that you really work to capacity.
I like that it is always spontaneous and that it is a team and single sport.
Those are some of my favourite answers and I would agree with all of them. And all together I would just recommend everyone who is into sport and loves team sport tennis, it is just a very fun sport!