Here are just a few reasons why having access to free tennis courts is a good idea. It keeps children away from the television, encourages exercise, helps clear the mind ready for studying and helps build self confidence. Our community tennis courts are so important for young people who perhaps feel they are not yet ready to join a tennis club or they can't afford the membership fees. That's why I am determined that we should protect facilities that are so important for our community. Please support our tennis courts by signing this petition: https://www.change.org/p/epsom-and-ewell-borough-council-save-epsom-s-alexandra-recreation-ground-tennis-courts
The more people who sign the petition the easier it will be for Epsom and Ewell Borough Council to bid for funding to pay for the work. Let's help them save our community tennis courts!
People who participate in tennis 3 hours per week (at moderately vigorous intensity) cut their risk of death in half from any cause, according to physician Ralph Paffenbarger who studied over 10,000 people over a period of 20 years.
Tennis players scored higher in vigor, optimism and self-esteem while scoring lower in depression, anger, confusion, anxiety and tension than other athletes and non-athletes according to Dr. Joan Finn and colleagues at Southern Connecticut State University.
Tennis requires alertness and tactical thinking, it may generate new connections between nerves in the brain and thus promote a lifetime of continuing development of the brain, reported scientists at the University of Illinois.
Tennis outperforms golf, inline skating and most other sports in developing positive personality characteristics according to Dr. Jim Gavin, author of The Exercise Habit.
Competitive tennis burns more calories than aerobics, inline skating, or cycling, according to studies on caloric expenditures.
Tennis is a great way of keeping healthy and saving on expensive NHS bills!