Playing additional sports may lead to reduced tennis injuries

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  1. snoopy

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    Maybe rather than play tennis only, for 9 hours a day, 6 days a week, a developing player should consider basketball, soccer, and air hockey/table tennis?
     
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    Baseball/football would help a lot with developing a natural throwing motion.
     
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    How about tap dancing for footwork?
     
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    Basketball and soccer for footwork.
     
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    chess for your gameplan...?
     
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    Snowboarding for quads and core strength/stamina.
     
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    That natural throwing motion is best developed when one is much younger. Then again, it does not necessarily transfer. I have always thrown a ball much better with my right arm than my left. OTOH, my lefty tennis serve is much better than my righty serve. Throwing a tennis racket is somewhat different than throwing a ball.
     
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    I find that I throw a football or baseball much further than I throw my tennis racket.
     
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