Other sports

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  1. PlayerOnLI

    PlayerOnLI New User

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    Hi All,

    New to the forums. I'm a frequent visitor to the hockey "warehouse" forums and I've got to say there is quite a big difference in the number of people that post here as do there...i.e. lots of tennis players around.

    I've been scanning the forums a bit and can see that the posters on here are avid players/fans and very knowledgable about their sport. Having played for about 20+ years myself, I feel I've found a new home. :)

    I'm curious what other sports are you all playing besides tennis. Is tennis your primary sport?

    Tennis
    Ice Hockey <-- Spending more time playing hockey recently
     
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  2. SystemicAnomaly

    SystemicAnomaly G.O.A.T.

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    I still play a fair amount of badminton but have had to cut back quite a bit cuz of rotator problems. Badminton is considerably more stressful to my shoulder than tennis. -- pulling the arm back quickly for overhead shots is the primary problem. A couple of my buddies with shoulder problems still play tennis but have given up on the badminton for the same reason.

    Still try to play badminton once or twice a week cuz it's a great workout. It also helps my tennis game -- quickness at the net, overhead smashes (& serves), touch shots, deception, and creative shot-making in emergency situations.
     
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  3. Topaz

    Topaz Legend

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    Tennis is my primary sport, but I also run and do shorter races...anywhere from 5k to 10 miles.
     
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  4. Venetian

    Venetian Professional

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    I run and lift. Lifting relates to sports to I figure it's valid.
     
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  5. AznRamenDude

    AznRamenDude Rookie

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    badminton for me too. i also play table tennis.
     
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  6. mdjenders

    mdjenders Professional

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    table tennis. playing table tennis at a fairly high level really dials in my footwork, leg strength, and reflexes.
     
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  7. njjohan

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    Roller skating, Basketball, Field Hockey, Squash... All play second fiddle to tennis, but I will try for the school basketball team next year seeing as tennis won't start till spring and there aren't many tournaments in winter.
     
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  8. tbini87

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    i like to play just about any sport that i can... but right now tennis is primary. tennis only takes one other player so it pretty easy to get out for a hit. basketball, baseball (softball), volleyball, football all take more players and isn't easy to do. every once in a while we get some buddies together and play some football. also play some 2 on 2 beach volleyball, but it is mostly tennis these days.
     
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  9. Gmedlo

    Gmedlo Professional

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    Tennis
    Soccer
    Badminton
    Weight lifting
    Baseball
    Track


    Tennis is the only one I play competitively now, just HS soccer/track.
     
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  10. swimntennis

    swimntennis Guest

    I used to play soccer, but swimming took over that. I swam competitively a lot (5 times a week) for about 6 years, but I kind of burned out. I took up tennis last year and am enjoying it so much. I still swim though, just not as much. :)
     
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  11. forzainter

    forzainter Semi-Pro

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    I play football (soccer), that is becoming my main sport it seems now, as I am playing a 5 a side all year league during my last year of school and I don't really have anyone to play tennis with. I also lift weights, play table tennis, used to play rugby.
     
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  12. BullDogTennis

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    tennis and football(american)
     
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  13. DrumWizOHBD

    DrumWizOHBD Rookie

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    Drumming <---it's a sport, right? well, iguess not a competive one..but you've got to be in shape, just the same.

    Rollerblading
    Running
    skiing
    driving to work
    Always wanted to play hockey, but my pop was a figure skater, so i got to do that instead:-? but i just rollerblade these days...not much ice where i live
     
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  14. LawnChairGeneral

    LawnChairGeneral Rookie

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    No golfers out there? I thought tennis and golf went hand-in-hand as the "life-long" sports.

    I golf, ski, and play volleyball. They are all pretty interchangable. I credit golf to helping me with my 2HBH and my overhand serve/spike in volleyball translates well to the tennis court. Skiing helps with endurance and bending at the waist/knees.

    Tennis is my primary sport though... 4-5 times a week.
     
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  15. PlayerOnLI

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    Never had any desire to play golf...until recently.

    My son started taking a youth golf clinic this summer and having seen how much fun he's having has sparked some interest. :)
     
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