Originally Posted by Overdrive
That's somewhat of an asinine question.
There are other activities besides tennis and swimming to stay fit.
If someone asked you why you are playing tennis and you say "to stay fit", I don't think they will have much respect for you.
I guess me and the OP may be the Rodney Dangerfields of the board!
I don't see anything wrong with playing a sport, any sport, as a means to fitness. Not everyone is playing a sport, dare I say hardly anyone at all, for anything other than some form of recreation.
Of course, those who make their living playing professionally would be the exception. All others....are playing for "fun". Fun is in quotes to allow for different definitions of that word.