Updated: Oct 26, 2021
Most people are well aware that participation in sports is linked to physical and health benefits in adolescence, however recent data shows that tennis is also linked to a child’s school performance, social behavior, lower rates of suspension from school, and contribute to adolescent health.
Monitoring the Future (MTF), a highly respected, federally funded survey, researchers compared the education and health profiles of tennis players specifically, with other high school athletes, as well as with high school students who do not participate in sports.
The study confirmed that the majority of adolescent tennis players score better than most other athletes and all non-athletes on education, social behavior.
The detailed study can be read here. Additionally, those benefits also cross all socioeconomic levels.