Ok, it’s February and it is still winter. But let’s look at the Brightside; we still get to play tennis and exercise here at BTTC.

We are doing ourselves a favor by hitting the tennis courts and using the fitness classes. Here is some information my friend Glenn sent me via the NY Times.

Playing tennis and other sports that are social might add years to your life, according to a new epidemiological study of Danish men and women.

Cycling was the most popular activity among the Danes in the study, many of whom reported riding for four or more hours every week. Their pedaling was associated with a lengthier life span, adding an average of 3.7 years to riders’ lives, compared to sedentary Danes.

Running likewise was associated with an extra 3.2 years of life.

But these gains were notably less than playing tennis, which was linked to 9.7 added years of life, or badminton, which was linked to an extra 6.2 years, or soccer, which added almost 5 years to players’ lives.

Good news for us! So, when you feel a little sluggish and maybe want to cancel that court or skip the fitness class just try to remember your adding quality years to your life.

It may seem too hard to make it sometimes but you have to admit you are always happy you played that match or did that class when it is over.

Who wouldn’t want to live 10 extra healthy and happy years on this planet?

The BTTC Tennis Championships are just around the corner. Saturday we are holding the 1-day Doubles Championships with the Big Chili Cook Off and on Sunday the 1-day Singles with a club Potluck.


Email [email protected] if you have a chilli you want to submit!

Championships will be played. Even if you are not participating come on down and taste test the chili and cheer on the hard-working competitors.

Hope to see you There!