I am a 23 yr old male who for years enjoyed playing tennis and basketball at a fairly high competitive level. In the past 3-4 years I've been dealing with chronically sprained ankles...all occuring while playing basketball...quite severe i may add. Throughout this time, I never wore ankle braces. As a result of my last ankle sprain, I finally decided to give in...and I began wearing the ASO ankle braces. However, I gave up basketball and focused exclusively on tennis...being that all my sprains occured in the act of jumping while playing basketball. Now that my ankle is feeling much better...I'm starting to get the ich to play basketball again. However, I really enjoy playing tennis...and I hate the prospect of perhaps being on the shelf for 3-4months. My question to you guys is: do you think wearing the ankle braces while playing basketball could perhaps solve my ankle sprain issues? Or should I just stay away from playing basketball? I'm getting fairly serious about tennis...and basketball seems like such a great cross training workout for tennis. Tennis involves a lot of quick and explosive movements. however, basketball requires so much more runniing and jumping. I'm thinking my tennis would really benefit from basketball. Your thoughts and opinions?