Health Benefits of Playing Tennis

Holding an MD from the Yerevan State Medical Institute, Dr. Aramais Paronyan maintains memberships in the Armenian Medical Society and the World Armenian Congress. Dr. Aramais Paronyan supports the construction of churches in Armenia, his home country, and also enjoys other interests, including fishing and playing tennis.

Requiring endurance, quick reactions, and tactical thinking, the game of tennis offers numerous health benefits. In terms of brain development, a player must remain alert at all times and understand how physics and geometry figure in setting up shot patterns. This stimulates the brain, creating new connections, which, according to a study conducted by the University of Illinois, results in a lifetime of continuing development.

Physical benefits also come from playing tennis, such as improved cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength, which is derived from constant movement of the arms, legs, and upper body in a variety of directions at different speeds. Swinging through shots exercises the core, the back, and the forearms, while sprinting toward a ball from one side of the court to the other and from the baseline to the net and back encourages muscle development in the legs. In addition, this kind of activity creates enhanced bone density.