## How many calories do you burn playing Tennis?

Someone weighing 180 pounds burns approximately 480 kilocalories per hour playing Tennis. Fill in the form below and calculate how many calories you burn playing Tennis or use our Calorie Calculator for other activities.

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## Racket Sports

Racket sports are games in which players use rackets to hit a ball or other object. However, this list is broader and includes sport disciplines where players use not rackets but paddles (hand-held frame with flat boards or planks instead of strings). (Wikipedia)

## Calories burned with Racket Sports (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 60 min.
Squash 7.8 669
Squashing - competition 9.5 814
Table Tennis (ping-pong) 4.4 377
Tennis 5.6 480

## How do we calculate the amount of calories burned playing Tennis?

This calculation uses the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Tennis. The MET value of Tennis = 5.6. We multiply the MET value with the person\'s body weight in kilogram. Then we multiply this with 0.0175 and the duration in minutes.

A person weighs: 180 lbs
MET value of Tennis: 5.6
Time: 30 minutes
The calorie calculation for Tennis for 30 minutes is as follows:

(180/2.20462) * 5.6 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 240

30 minutes of Tennis burns 240 kcal.