Tennis is absolutely one of the best total-body workouts you can get. In fact, it can be a high-intensity interval training workout that burns between 400 and 1,000+ calories per hour! And no, you do not have to be Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer or Maria Sharapova to accomplish this! Every player has their own “levels” of play and what they like to do on a tennis court. Some players opt for strictly cardio-tennis programs, while others like to play matches and practice. It is all specific to what you like and what you will have the most fun doing. While you’re playing, giving all-effort is a must, making it the all-encompassing fitness game!
Tennis play uses nearly every muscle in the body, this includes your lower body, upper body, and core. It is also a game of speed, coordination, focus and thinking. Playing tennis two to three times a week also boosts your stamina, coordination, bone density, flexibility, balance, speed, and agility. Who could argue with these benefits?
This leads into why tennis is a sport that requires a broad fitness regimen. Workout routines designed for tennis need to incorporate training of all kinds including strength, speed, agility, flexibility and endurance. Your NexGen fitness private personal trainer can help you design just such a program.