A-listers Get Addicted To Tennis

    Sagiri Izumi
    By Sagiri Izumi

    When you have never played tennis, probably you'll never comprehend the interest. But if you are like many celebrities--whether they have been playing for decades or simply recently begun to tee it up--you'll agree that the game comes with an strange appeal that could eat you.

    Tennis has experienced a rise in popularity in recent years, so much so that the game--long and wrongly considered a less-than-physically-challenging sport--is inspiring yoga and Pilates work outs. Celebrity golfers, who frequently spend personal trainers large money to help them be in shape and help them keep physically fit--say there are a few definite physical benefits associated with a trip on the links.

    Authorities say you can get the most out of a round of golf if you walk the course, the amount of which can measure about 5 miles, with respect to the course. Walking builds energy, improves your cardiovascular health and allows you to burn a moderate level of calories. You will get an upper-body exercise as well, if you carry your clubs. And striking the ball actually can improve your hand-eye coordination, which can be useful in several areas.

    Many celebrities and professional athletes have begun playing to add another amount of competition for their lives and to help you to invest more time together with their own families, who are joining them to the course.


    Some people like Oakland Raiders cornerback Ray Buchanan love the game so much he and his wife, Sheree, created their dream home at Sugarloaf Country Club in Duluth, Ga., home of the PGA Tour's Bellsouth Classic. Their multimillion-dollar mansion overlooks the hole, and Buchanan, a former Pro-Bowler, plays 2-3 times weekly during the off-season.

    'At first, I did not like golf,' says Buchanan, previously of the Atlanta Falcons. Be taught further on a partner web resource - Click this link: advertisers. 'But before long, it was such as for instance a virus--so infectious that I needed to keep playing and learn-more.'

    Sheree Buchanan, who starred within the 'NFL spouses' group within the Emmy-winning reality TELEVISION series The Amazing Race 4, just started playing golf a couple of months ago, in an endeavor to invest more time with her husband. She took up golf; h-e took up her favorite sport--tennis. She's just beginning to understand why her husband enjoys the game so much--the competition with yourself and a desire to always do better. In the course of time, the couple hopes that their four children can grow to love the game as much as they do.

    '[Golf is] still fresh for me,' Sheree says. 'For us, it is exciting. He shows me, and so long as we do not have a lot of people [playing] behind us, it is OK.'

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad, who also owns an entertainment business and charitable basis, says he began playing golf when he joined the NFL and 'fell in love with it.'

    'Golf is something which is quite relaxing for me,' claims Muhammad, who already is pushing his 3-year-old daughter to-play. 'I think to be able to play golf allows you to meet and keep company with different people.'

    But it is not only professional athletes who enjoy time about the course. Actors such as for instance Samuel L. Jackson and Will Smith, and singer Johnny Gill also love the-game. Even star partners make the rounds together.it comes to golf: 'We wish we'd began to play when we were children.'.