In beautiful Southern California, the beckoning call of the tennis court is a year-round affair, which is so very tempting for many of us. Tennis is a fantastic sport with numerous health benefits. It is a full-body workout that increases heart and lung (aerobic) capacity, and it decreases the resting heart rate and blood pressure. Playing tennis also improves muscle tone, strength, endurance, flexibility of the skeletal body, and bone density. Mental acuity and overall mood are heightened and improved by vigorous play on the courts in the beautiful outdoors.