Why choose Tennis over other sports
Tennis is a game for the ages. Literally! Tennis can be played by people of all ages, from 4 years old to 94 years old, people of all ages can play the most elegant game there is. One of the main reason for it’s longevity is it’s low risk of serious injuries. Unlike most other sports that require violent physical…Read More
Tennis is a game for the ages. Literally! Tennis can be played by people of all ages, from 4 years old to 94 years old, people of all ages can play the most elegant game there is. One of the main reason for it’s longevity is it’s low risk of serious injuries. Unlike most other sports that require violent physical contact, tennis is a non contact sport that is played on opposite ends of the tennis court from your opponent. Besides some self-inflicting injuries like ankle sprains and leg strains, you can be sure you will be safe to compete to the best of your abilities for a very long time.
Tennis vs. Football:
As we mentioned above, tennis is a non-contact sport. Unlike football that comes with a high risk of concussions and other serious head injuries from head to head contact, tennis does not involve any contact to the head and therefore decreases your risk of future brain damage.
Tennis vs. Martial Arts/Boxing
Although tennis and martial arts are very similar in their individual competitive nature that involves two people against one another vying for the same result, there are obvious disadvantages to choosing to box over playing tennis. One of the biggest disadvantages to martial arts is the violence involved. Martial Arts and Boxing can lead to fight’s in school, an increase in overall negative behavior, and serious injury.
Tennis vs. Basketball
As much as we love the sport of basketball because of it’s similarities in the core athletic movements involved, there are also major height disadvantages to basketball that tennis does not have. For instance, at the college and professional levels of basketball, it is almost a requirement to be of a certain large height in order to be successful. Unless a person is supremely talented, it will be very difficult for him/her to succeed at a high level if he/she isn’t as tall as their competitors. Although a tall height can be an advantage in tennis (ex: big serves), it can also hinder an athlete’s superior movement and agility in comparison to their shorter and more nimble predecessors.
Tennis vs. Baseball
Tennis and baseball are two very different games. Although both require holding a stick and hitting a ball, the swings that both sports require to make contact are completely different. Baseball requires a downward/violent swing with the goal of hitting the ball as hard and as far as possible, while tennis requires an upward swing designed to hit with power and enough control to bring the ball back into the court. Also, we feel that tennis requires a substantial amount more quickness, agility, and an overall higher fitness level from all of its competitors. Success in tennis cannot be achieved without it. Despite a few positions, baseball’s main requirement is supreme hand eye coordination and power.
Tennis vs. Soccer
Tennis and soccer are both similar in their world-wide popularity. They are both international games that have been played across the globe for centuries. They are however very different as well. While tennis is an individual sport that places all responsibility on the athlete in competition, soccer requires the communication of 11 individual’s at a time. Depending on the type of individual participating in the sport, this can either be viewed as an advantage or disadvantage. The biggest drawback to soccer however is, like football, there is a high risk of concussions and other serious head injuries as a result of the “headers” displayed by the athletes towards the ball (this can also lead to head to head contact). Also, leg injuries from leg to leg contact are very serious and can cause severe damage. Once again, tennis does not require any physical contact what so ever and does not have a high risk of either of these happening.