Josh Basha on the “Basha Tennis” website has a good article on how tennis helps make us more fit (Click HERE).
Here is a little preview:
While many people tend to think of tennis as an upper-body sport, the truth is that few sports compare to tennis in terms of the number of muscle groups used. Tennis puts almost every muscle group in your body to work, and the amount of energy exerted during a match can easily burn up to 300 calories in 30 minutes.
Working those Legs
Tennis is a great all around cardiovascular workout that helps strengthen muscles in the arms, core, and legs.
Pay attention the next time you play tennis to how often you are actually standing still – chances are, it’s not for more than a few seconds at a time.
Great Core Exercise
Often referred to as your “core” muscles, the muscles in your lower back and stomach are what controls your agility and balance.
The article also has good suggestions for improving your strength and conditioning.