According to the Mental Health Foundation, it is estimated that 1 in 6 people will have experienced a common mental health problem within the last week.

In a recent study based on the UK population, it was found that almost two thirds of people reported experiencing a mental health problem at once stage in their lifetime.

With only a small minority of people (13%) reporting to be living with high levels of good mental health, we take a look at how tennis can help to improve your mental welfare.


Physical activity has been linked strongly with an improved state of mental health. When we exercise, chemicals known as ‘endorphins’ are released in our brain, it is these endorphins that help us to achieve a good night’s sleep, improve our focus and concentration, boost our levels of self-esteem and above all they raise our mood and make us feel better.

So whether you have had a good day or a bad day, if you need to let off some steam or if you simply want a reason to get outside and enjoy the sunshine then why not pick up a racket and join us on court for some tennis!

Here at Tennis Oxford, we are running coaching sessions for all ages and ability levels, so if you want to sharpen up your groundstrokes, put some punch into your volleys and fine-tune your serves then why not book onto a session today?