Tennis gives a good cardiovascular workout and weightbearing exercise and burns approximately 300 calories per hour. Keeps most of the main muscle groups trim and active – but is particularly good for strengthening shoulders, biceps and triceps, and quadriceps. To minimise the risk of injury, warm up slowly and thoroughly. It should be combined with yoga, Pilates or stretching because it can shorten muscles. A vigorous game of tennis can have huge emotional benefits, leading to a more positive body image, fewer phobias, reduced anxiety, less anger and lower levels
of depression.