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Top reasons why you should play sports with couples

Sports bring a lot of benefits for players, including mental, fitness, health or spirit. Therefore, more and more people like playing sports in daily life as a good habit.

Sport has two main types: for individual player such as swimming, skating, skiing and for team or couples such as volleyball, soccer, scuba diving so on. In this article, we share experiences why you should play sport with your couple. It’s a good way to maintain your habit gradually.

Following it to promote your motion and enjoy activities fast and effectively.

4/ It’s a good chance to improve positive feeling

In process to practice sport, you can be in trouble about speed, pose or time of arrangement. Sure that there are some difficult poses impacting on your mind whether you can continue to follow up or not.

If you play it by yourself, you are easy to give up because you are affected by laziness and negative thought in mind. However, a couple can wake up your mind to forget laziness and continue sharing your difficulties. As a good result, you have more power to continue to exercise.

In addition, you also have a mindset for positive feeling.

5/ It can help you to increase this game at a higher level

When playing with couples, you are comfortable to share weakness and strength about this sport without feeling shy or worried.

It’s natural to practice and enjoy it. Thank to sharing and instruction from partner, your level can be improved at a higher skills. It looks a good result for your hard working.

According to some styles, playing sports with partner can help players to open and adapt this game faster and more effectively. Players also are more interested to join it in a long time.

Top reasons why you should play sports with couples

Physical fitness plays an important role in our life. It brings benefits for own health, mental, well-being as well improvement romantic relationships.

According to reports, playing sports with couples are easy to reach good benefits as expectation. So, why you don’t grab your partner and invite her or him to play together. In this article, we share top reasons why you should practice sport with couples. It’s more meaningful so you should be do it alone.

Following our evidences to have more power for enjoying sports.

1/ Increase happiness and closer in relationship

One study in lab shows that couples feel more satisfied and loved with their partner when they do sport together. They usually feel positive and happy during their time with couple. It looks positive effect.

Some experts said that doing sports with partner can increase physiological arousal, romantic attraction and happiness. So, it’s better to run, dance or have a date at the gym together. Your relationship will be improved better and happier.

2/ Improve the efficiency

Your partner can be a fantastic way to boost your mood and capacity powerfully. It’s already proven by evidences.

Once your partner appears, you have intentionally to focus on practice without being ignored by other outside factors. His or her presence will influence to your awareness about good achievements because you want to show that you can do it well.

3/ Make partner fall in love with you more

When exercise together, you and your partner have symptoms of physiological which is the thrill of romantic attraction. It’s a good phenomenon because you and your partner will fall in love each other more.

It’s explained easily that hard practice then you have the same feeling about physiologies such as sweaty hands, shortness of breath or thirty. All makes the same feeling and mood.

Top sports you can play in your couple

Playing sports with partner will make more motivation to maintain it during a long time. As study, when you play sport alone, you are easy to give up it because of some personal reasons such as tiredness, bad mood or urgent jobs. However, when you practice it in couple, you tend to try the best to follow it with your partner. Therefore, someone prefers to play sports in a couple.

In this article, we continue to share top great sports to play with couple. It is good recommendations if you are finding any sport for your team.

3/ Boxing

Although boxing is an old sport which already has a long history, it has come back as new workout when you take it with your partner together. As a new trend, someone like joining fitness classes such boxing to improve stronger muscles.

Boxing is a good workout exercise to reduce stress as well build up muscle stronger and endurably. You and your couple will use punching bags then take turn to hit and kick it powerfully by punches. There are many kinds of punches to warm up all parts in body like crossover jabs, kicks.

During boxing class, you and your partner can talk and share other stories. It’s easy to forget tiredness from boxing.

4/ Cycling

Cycling is a great exercise for couple. This pastime is popular with many couples because it’s easy to learn how to ride a bike. It’s not simple that you only ride on normal roads, you can try your effort to overcome mountain or hill, slopes. This time you will choose a proper cycle to go on it. Riding a bike is a joy trip because you can discover the landscape or breath fresh air. It’s also better to practice your legs and lower back

Top sports you can play in your couple

Playing sport is an important role in the human lives. We feel stronger, healthier and better when we practice sports daily. For someone, they only prefer to play sports with one partner. It’s more difficult to join when they only connect with one person.

In this article, we will recommend some sports you can play in your couple. If you are concerning it, following our notices.

1/ Running

In general, running is the simplest form of exercise. It doesn’t require other complicated skills as well you can be flexible it, depending on your free time. Couples can be roommate or your husband/ wife are easy to wake up, put on running clothes and run some circles around your house. Or after working, you can take advantage of going to school to pickup your kids to run in couple. The fact that, it is convenient for someone busy with tasks and housework but still try to do exercise.

Although it is a simple sport, it still brings healthy and mental benefits for runners. So, it is one of the most favorite sports for everyone.

2/ Golf

If you are a patient person, you can choose golf to play with your partner. Assure that your relationship can be improved better after practice it. It is an understanding team sport.

It can be played by all couples under any age because you don’t need to run and run like a crazy person to waste energy. You only walk slightly and hut balls together. It is a peaceful game but it also requires professional skills such as moving ball correctly or sharing information to your partner. Due to more complicated skills about knowledge, your brain and your eye are improved better when you are old. This is the reason why the older you are, the more favorite you prefer to golf.

India – The birthplace of doubles tennis legend (Part 2)

Mirza’s record shows that India has succeeded with a doubles strategy to make a breakthrough in the competitive professional tennis world. Before her, the second most populous country in the world had the duo become the phenomenon of male tennis such as Mahesh Bhupati – Leander Paes, only inferior to the Bryan brothers of the United States (16 championship doubles).

With Bhupati (now 41), Paes (42) won 3 men’s doubles championships from 1999 to 2001 in a total of 8 Grand Slam doubles titles (both lost 4 other major finals). Buhpati won another men’s doubles championship with M. Mirnyi in the US Open in 2002. For the doubles, Buhpati (1.85 m tall) won 8/12 Grand Slam finals – a much higher rate than compatriot Paes, who only won 7/15 finals.

Despite this, Paes (1.78 m tall) is the closest person to be crowned in the mixed doubles when paired with Hingis winning the Australian Open final. Hingis – Paes also have a chance to win when finalists at Wimbledon 2015 night 12-7, met A. Peya (Austria)/T.Babos (Hungary). The secret of Paes’ success, the player who has partnered with more than 100 others, is to find a partner who can compensate for each other’s weaknesses.

Not only finding success in their careers, the three top Indian players mentioned above also contribute to the training of the next generation, although no small challenge. Mirza has its own academy. Bhupati sponsors a number of young talents – notably Sumit Nagal, who reached the young men’s final at Wimbledon 2015.

Then, Nagal followed the advice of his senior to study in Germany at the University Schuettler Waske tennis. He recently won the ITF Youth Group 1 championship at Offenbach (Germany) and last week won his first title at the Futures tournament in Hyderabad – India.

Above are just some of many double tennis legends that come from India. Hopefully, the article is informative for you!

The Most Famous Sports Couples Of All-Time (Part 4)

Greg Norman & Chris Everta
Chris Evert was America’s tennis sweetheart during the 80’s, ranked number one female tennis player from 1974-78 and 1980-81 thanks to her achievements of winning a total of 18 Grand Slam titles during her illustrious career. Her 34 Grand Slam finals appearances are the most recorded in tennis history, in which 7 individual French Open titles. She never lost in the first or second round of any Grand Slam tournament.
Greg Norman is one of the greatest golfers of all-time named as the Australia Great White Shark. He was world #1 for 331 weeks, winning a total of 91 international golf tournaments, including 20 PGA tour events. Norman was inducted to the World Hall of Fame in 2001 with the highest percentage of votes that no other golfer to date achieved.

They left their long time spouses to marry each other in a sunset ceremony in the Bahamas back in 2008. Living together 15 months later before they split.

Nomar Garciapara & Mia Hamm
Mia Hamm was forwarder for the United States women’s soccer team from 1987-2004, winning two Olympic Gold medals and two World Cup titles, being FIFA World Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002 and is one of two women to be included in the FIFA 100 list. Hamm was a founding member of the Women’s United Soccer Association and the franchise Washington Freedom from 2001-2003.
The AL Rookie of the Year in 1997, Nomar Garciapara was famous for his being shortstop of the Boston Red Sox. Garciapara is one of thirteen Major League players to get two grand slams in one game and the only player to achieve it in his home stadium.
The couple met in 1998 during a celebrity soccer shootout where she beat him. Hamm was married to before getting a divorce in 2001 then they dated and married in 2003 during a ceremony attended by a few hundred guests in Goleta, California. Mia gave birth to twins Ava Caroline and Grace Isabella in 2007, a baby boy named Garrett Anthony in 2012. 

Effective tips to apply when playing doubles tennis (Part 1)

Doubles tennis requires players to have tactics and coordinate with each other smoothly. When playing this sport, before the match, 2 members of each team need to agree on tactics. Here are the tennis tactics that members should refer to to bring the tone and fit on the pitch.

1. Summary of strategies in tennis doubles

Grid access

This is a tactic where you can get points directly from the net balls. When you play a game that overwhelms the match, it is possible to make shots on the opponent’s leg. To hit volley easily, you need to approach the net. This will make the opponent reflexes in time and easy to eat points.

Move between the grid sides

Moving from side to side will put a lot of pressure on the opponent’s duo. Because players are not allowed to hit the ball on the net, the players often try to change the direction of the ball more diverse. It will help you find points easily and can eat points directly.

Hit the ball into the position of the foot of the person near the net

Hitting the ball down to the lower knee from the ankle usually causes difficulty for the opponent. They will not promptly reflect or if the ball is supported, the ball also bounces. Then you just need to be mentally prepared to be able to have an effective ball hunt. A strong to spin or a slight volley to the opponent’s leg can also help you easily score points the first time.

Attack deep into the yard

When you perform the tennis ball movements, you should choose the end of the field as a finishing point. When the ball is at the back of the field, it will cause the opponent to step back and then you will have time to find yourself the appropriate standing.

Moreover, the shots from the back of the court will greatly reduce the force. So you can easily prevent. To score, you should use your dominant hand to hit the ball towards the back of the field.

Most Famous Sports Couples Of All-Time (Part 3)

Tiger Woods & Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn was America’s ski racing queen, winning the World Cup championships four times, and the first female American to win an Olympic gold medal in downhill in the 2010 Winter Olympics. She made an all-time record being one of only six women to win World Cup races in all five categories of Alpine Skiing.
Tiger Woods is the world’s highest earning athlete and no. 1 golfer for the most part of the 2000 decade. Woods started and dominated the sport at an early age. He turned pro at very young age – 20 and less than a year later, he won his first major in the 1997 Masters tournament. 
Lindsey and Tiger were the couple received lots of publicity. She split from her spouse in 2011 and announced she was dating Tiger via Facebook in 2013. They were together for three years but in 2016, they announced their separation claiming that due to their respective hectic schedules.

Sasha Vujacic & Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova was the beautiful queen of tennis, the heir to Anna Kournikova’s throne. She is the only Russian tennis player to win all Grand Slam events and ranked as the world’s no.1 tennis player on five different occasions. She was the highest earning female players of her generation for 11 consecutive years.

Sasha Vujacic was well-known for his championship time with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Slovenian shooting guard was called the ‘Machine’ due to his shooting prowess and ability to score points in a hurry. Vujacic is best known for hitting the two free throws that iced Game 7 of the NBA Finals in 2010 against the Boston Celtics. After playing in Europe and a couple of NBA teams, Vujacic has been playing for NY since 2015.

Vujacic and Sharapova had a long and serious relationship with an engagement in 2010. Unfortunately, they broke up in the spring of 2012.

India – The birthplace of doubles tennis legend (Part 1)

Indian tennis queen Sania Mirza dawned on July 12, creating a new chapter in the country’s doubles history: Becoming the first Indian female tennis player to win the Grand Slam women’s doubles after posting quang at Wimbledon 2015 with Martina Hingis.

With this title, Hingis attracted attention because she was 34 years old, re-appeared recently and it was the first Wimbledon women’s doubles championship in 17 years of the former Miss Switzerland. However, with Indian and Asian tennis, Mirza’s glory is more proud. It can be said that Sania Mirza is one of the greatest female tennis player in India.

In the final, the Mirza / Hingis pair spectacularly came back to beat Russian pair E. Makarova / E. Vesnina 5-7, 7-6, 7-5 although the game was decided to be 2-5! This is a huge disappointment for 2 Russian female players after the beginning of the year, they also lost to Italian pair S. Errani / R. Vinci in the deciding match of the 2015 Australian Open final despite leading 5-2.

Mirza’s double championship helped Asian tennis leave a mark at Wimbledon after the players were eliminated in the singles. Ever since Li Na put down the racket, Asian tennis at the Grand Slams has only expected K.Nishikori but the Japanese star gave up early due to injury.

In fact, Mirza has previously won the Grand Slam three times in the mixed doubles, twice with famous countryman Mahesh Bhupati (Australia Open 2009, France Open 2012) and once with Brazil’s Bruno Soares in the US Expansion 2014. This legendary double tennis athlete and Hingis from April 2015 have risen to rank one of the world women’s doubles.

The special is Mirza’s Wimbledon women’s championship up to 12 years after the 28-year-old began her professional career and 12 years after winning the young women’s doubles championship also at the Grand Slam on the 2003 pitch. (with A. Kleybanova – Russia). These are great achievements of such a legendary double tennis athlete.

Most Famous Sports Couples Of All-Time (Part 2)

Sergio Garcia & Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis took tennis world by surprise in the 1990’s when she set many ‘youngest-ever’ records. She became the world number one during 210 weeks and achieved a total of 22 grand slam titles of which there were 5 singles titles. Hingis temporary retired in 2002 after a series of ligament injuries then made a comeback in 2006 to become a champion of doubles and mixed doubles. Hingis was voted Forbes’ top earning female athlete from 1997-2001.

Sergio Garcia was Europe’s challenge to Tiger Woods. Although he never made to the #1 ranking, Garcia was on the Top 10 over 400 weeks. The Spanish golfer won 30 international golf titles, including the 2008 Players Championship and the 2017 Masters. According to Forbes, Garcia has earned over $45M throughoit his career.

Hingis was called as the ‘Black Widow’ because the careers of her former partners and tennis players such as Magnus Norman, Julian Alonso and Ivo Hueberger went south after their broke up. The Swiss Miss and El Nino were popular young sports stars in the 90’s. They were briefly date in 2002 but split in 2003. Garcia’s career didn’t go downhill though. He became the world number 2 after they split.

Adam Scott & Ana Ivanovic
Retired Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic was one of the hottest player on tour, making appearance in various magazines like FHM, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, etc. She was voted the #1 female tennis player in the world in 2008 thanks to a runner-up finish in the 2007 French Open, and champion title the following year to catapult to the top of the rankings. Her struggles after 2008 are noticeable and she eventually retired in 2016.

Adam Scott is the first Australian to win a prestigious grand slam Masters Tournament in 2013. He was voted golf’s top ranked player from May to August 2014 due to remarkable achievements of the Players Championships in 2004, the 2011 WGC Bridgestone Invitational and the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship.
Ivanovic and Scott were dating in 2009 for 18 months before they split in 2010. They kept in touch and would later come back together in 2011 but split for a final time in 2013.