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Tennis News - by Bruce Payne

     Nice to see everyone streaming back to Citrus Hills, and just in the nick of time. Doris Pritt has been working for months with the USTA coordinator to see if there was enough interest in our district for a 7.0, 70 and over league. When Doris first broached the subject, I told her I could see no reason why such a league did not already exist. I thought their season would start in January and run concurrent to the 65 and over leagues on a different weekday.  But Doris came to see me a few weeks ago and said the possibility was good for a 70 and over season late this year. Apparently, there is interest in Ocala, The Villages, Harbor Hills and On Top of the World. Thanks to Doris for sticking with it. It’s refreshing to see what a single motivated person can accomplish. More on this is coming in December.
     Also due by December are the NTRP year-end ratings. Those ratings determine the level of competition for which USTA players qualify in 2020. As soon as those ratings are published our team captains will shore up their rosters for the new season starting in January.

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The Best Sport for a Longer Life? Try Tennis

Tennis is one of the most popular individual sports in the world. In tennis the player uses a racquet to hit a ball over a net into the opponents court. The ball must be kept in play and can only bounce one time on the court surface before the opponent must strike the ball back over the net. The standard ball is made up of felt over hollow rubber. Tennis is often played with one player per side (singles) or with two players per side (doubles). An early version of Tennis started out in the 16th century in France where players would yell "tenez" when starting a game giving the game the name Tennis. Later the game would be refined in England in the 19th century as lawn tennis to more resemble the sport we play today. Tennis Competition Tennis is played by people over the world as a great form of exorcize and recreation. There are also many levels of professional play in tournaments around the world. There are four top tournaments called the Grand Slam Tournaments. These are Wimbledon, the US Open, The Australian Open, and the French Open. Millions of people watch these tournaments making tennis a great spectator sport as well. Recently, tennis was added to the Olympics as an official sport. Tennis is a sport that has transcended age groups and is enjoyed by young kids as well as senior citizens.

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Tennis is one of the most popular individual sports in the world. In tennis the player uses a racquet to hit a ball over a net into the opponents court. The ball must be kept in play and can only bounce one time on the court surface before the opponent must strike the ball back over the net. The standard ball is made up of felt over hollow rubber. Tennis is often played with one player per side (singles) or with two players per side (doubles). An early version of Tennis started out in the 16th century in France where players would yell "tenez" when starting a game giving the game the name Tennis. Later the game would be refined in England in the 19th century as lawn tennis to more resemble the sport we play today. Tennis Competition Tennis is played by people over the world as a great form of exorcize and recreation. There are also many levels of professional play in tournaments around the world. There are four top tournaments called the Grand Slam Tournaments. These are Wimbledon, the US Open, The Australian Open, and the French Open. Millions of people watch these tournaments making tennis a great spectator sport as well. Recently, tennis was added to the Olympics as an official sport. Tennis is a sport that has transcended age groups and is enjoyed by young kids as well as senior citizens.

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Tennis is one of the most popular individual sports in the world. In tennis the player uses a racquet to hit a ball over a net into the opponents court. The ball must be kept in play and can only bounce one time on the court surface before the opponent must strike the ball back over the net. The standard ball is made up of felt over hollow rubber. Tennis is often played with one player per side (singles) or with two players per side (doubles). An early version of Tennis started out in the 16th century in France where players would yell "tenez" when starting a game giving the game the name Tennis. Later the game would be refined in England in the 19th century as lawn tennis to more resemble the sport we play today. Tennis Competition Tennis is played by people over the world as a great form of exorcize and recreation. There are also many levels of professional play in tournaments around the world. There are four top tournaments called the Grand Slam Tournaments. These are Wimbledon, the US Open, The Australian Open, and the French Open. Millions of people watch these tournaments making tennis a great spectator sport as well. Recently, tennis was added to the Olympics as an official sport.

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   People who played tennis, badminton or soccer tended to live longer than those who cycled, swam or jogged.

   Playing tennis and other sports that are social might add years to your life, according to a new epidemiological study of Danish men and women.

   The study found that adults who reported frequently participating in tennis or other racket and team sports lived longer than people who were sedentary. But they also lived longer than people who took part in reliably healthy but often solitary activities such as jogging, swimming and cycling.

   The results raise interesting questions about the role that social interactions might play in augmenting the benefits of exercise.

   At this point, no one doubts that being physically active improves our health and can extend our longevity. Multiple, recent epidemiological studies have pinpointed links between regular exercise and longer lives in men and women.

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