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Health Benefits of Playing Tennis

Returning a shot takes mental and physical agility.

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Playing tennis gets you moving -- and moving is good for the body and the mind. One of the great things about tennis is that it's a sport that can be played at nearly any age and at any skill level. Because it's a low-impact sport and it's not dependent on the strength of the player, young and old alike pick it up easily [source: Better Health Channel].

Whether you play competitively, for your health or just for fun, tennis has great benefits for the mind and body. Here we'll share five ways that taking up a racquet and hitting the court can have positive impacts on your health.

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