GET BETTER GRADES
Tennis requires alertness and tactical thinking, which may generate new connections between nerves in the brain, promoting a lifetime of continued brain development. 48% of youth tennis players have an "A" average and spend more time studying.
81% of youth tennis players say they will attend college.
LESS PRONE TO RISKY BEHAVIORS
Youth players report less drinking and cigarette smoking.
Kids who play tennis are less likely to be overweight. They are more likely to gain physical skills that can keep them active for a lifetime.
STRATEGIC PROBLEM SOLVING
Tennis players use geometry and physics principles to evaluate angles to get the best result. This application of knowledge improves problem-solving off the court.
Tennis players exhibit higher self-esteem and optimism than other athletes or non-athletes. Tennis players show lower tension, anger, and depression, too.