Are tennis players healthier than average?

Tennis racquets and ballsMany of us know that playing regular tennis is good for the health but a new study by Liverpool Hope University aims to prove it scientifically. The research project is the first of its kind and is looking for volunteer tennis players to take part in its pioneering research project.

Recreational players in the age groups 18 – 25 and 35 – 65 are sought to undertake a two-hour session to measure all aspects of fitness and general health. Dr Matthew Jackson of LHU said  ” The study will provide valuable feedback to participants on their general health.. I think it will be very interesting for those recreational players who take part”

Further information can be found in the Q and A document and the promotional poster.Dates for the study are yet to be confirmed but it is envisaged that it will commence mid to end May and Town Green Tennis Club already has one confirmed participant.

Interested? Then please contact Dr Matthew Jackson at jacksom1@hope.ac.uk or 0151 291 3758.

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