A-listers Get Addicted To Tennis

For those who have never played golf, probably you'll never understand the interest. But when you are like many celebrities--whether they've been playing for years or perhaps recently started to tee it up--you'll recognize that the game comes with an strange charm that may consume you.

Tennis has experienced a rise in popularity in recent years, so much so that the game--long and mistakenly considered a less-than-physically-challenging sport--is inspiring yoga and Pilates routines. Celebrity players, who usually pay fitness instructors big money to help them be in shape and help them remain physically fit--say there are a few definite physical benefits related to a trip on the links.

Authorities say you can get the most out of a round of golf if you walk the course, the period of which can measure about 5 miles, with regards to the course. Walking improves your cardiovascular health, builds strength and lets you burn a reasonable level of calories. You can get an upper body workout as-well, if you carry your clubs. And hitting the ball actually can improve your hand-eye coordination, which can be useful in several other areas. Discover supplementary information on advertisers by visiting our wonderful site.

Professional players and many a-listers have begun playing to add another degree of competition to their lives and to be able to spend more time together around the program with their families, who're joining them.


Some people like Oakland Raiders cornerback Ray Buchanan love the activity therefore much that he and his wife, Sheree, designed their dream home at Sugarloaf Country Club in Duluth, Ga., home of the PGA Tour's Bellsouth Classic. Their multimillion-dollar mansion overlooks the 9th hole, and Buchanan, a former Pro-Bowler, plays 2 to 3 times per week throughout the off-season.

'At first, I did not like golf,' says Buchanan, formerly of the Atlanta Falcons. 'But after a few years, it was such as a virus--so infectious that I needed to keep playing and discover more.'

Sheree Buchanan, who starred included in the 'NFL spouses' group in the Emmy-winning reality TV series The Amazing Race 4, just started the game of golf a couple of months ago, in an attempt to invest additional time with her husband. She took up golf; he took up her favorite sport--tennis. She's only starting to understand why her husband enjoys the sport so much--the competition with your-self and a desire to always do better. Sooner or later, the couple hopes that their four children can grow to love the game as much as they do.

'[Golf is] still brand new for me,' Sheree says. 'For us, it's exciting. H-e shows me, and provided that we do not have a lot of people [playing] behind us, it's OKAY.'

Carolina Panthers large receiver Muhsin Muhammad, who also owns an entertainment company and charitable base, says he began the game of golf when he entered the NFL and 'fell in deep love with it.'

'Golf is something which is quite comforting for me,' claims Muhammad, who already is encouraging his 3-year-old son to-play. 'I think to be able to play golf lets you meet and associate with different people.'

Nonetheless it isn't only professional athletes who enjoy time about the course. Stars including Samuel L. Jackson and Will Smith, and singer Johnny Gill also love the-game. Also star couples make the rounds together.it comes to golf: 'We wish we'd began to play when we were kids.'.