Apart from building muscles, tennis burns fat and strengthens muscle and keep a person very fit. When a person plays tennis it helps in concentration, movement and also helps in getting rid of the toxins by body by sweating.
The exact number of calories one burns while playing a two-hour singles tennis game depends on the gender, weight and the intensity of playing. According to the American Dietetic Association estimation, recreational players can burn 600 to 1,320 calories per two-hour singles sessions while competitive players can burn between 768 to 1,728 calories. During resting period also athletes move, jog or squat so that they do not lose the focus and rhythm.
Tennis is a friendly and good play for cardiovascular system. According to Consumer Reports issue, when compared to hiking, golf, swimming or rowing, Tennis helps to burn more number of calories and this could be the reason people who play tennis on regular basis look slim and fit!
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