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Tennis: Game Point on Multiple Sclerosis

Posted: April 26, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I first started to play tennis back in the summer of 2009, when I first heard the name and story of Sue Burke. Sue Burke is not just any tennis player though. Sue was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis just like I was in 2006. The story of Sue Burke is what actually made me start to play sport of tennis.

Sue is a world class tennis coach who coached the American women's team at one of the highest venues in the world. Sue was an American women's Pan American Games coach in Argentina. The fact that she is still active in the sport though is the reason I decided to give tennis a try, and I fell in love with the sport.

This is the reason I will bring you my top ten benefits for playing tennis with multiple sclerosis.

Benefit number one

Tennis is not a sport that requires constant energy like football, basketball, and hockey. This means that I do get short periods of rest in between the speed and agility that playing tennis does require. This allows me to play a complete game on my good days.

Benefit number two

Do to my multiple sclerosis I had a period of time where I was fighting to regain my reflexes, and my reaction times. These are things that my doctor regularly checks up on when I go to my appointments. I have been able to regain both my reflexes and reaction time through the sport of tennis.

Benefit number three

Tennis much like swimming has been responsible for giving me back my balance. The stop and go motions of playing tennis is the reason I can move better today than I could six years ago, when I was first being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Benefit number four

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