In your mind, what is the most debilitating injury to you, and why? It doesn't have to be the one that put you out of action, more like the one that frustrate you the most. What are you doing to prevent it? There will be no bashing of people and their practices, that crap belongs in the general pro section. I'm sure minds will think alike and we can all learn from one another! For me, it'll have to be a lower back injury, and this is coming from someone who bounced back twice from shoulder surgeries. There's nothing more demoralizing than playing with a stiff lower back. You're left wondering why you can't move despite having fresh legs. Its effect on serves is obvious, however, it affects my forehand as well. Standstill forehands takes maximum effort just to produce attackable balls for my opponent, stretched forehands are downright excruciating. :shock: But ultimately, the inability to initiate that first step in any direction is beyond frustration. :evil: I'm young and I've had one memorable episode of back spasms/stiff lower back without much of a prelude. Since then, I've modified my service motion. I used to have a lot back arch in my motion, I still have some but it's greatly toned down from what it used to be. To compensate, I've introduced more knee bend so I'm still "underneath the ball". Thankfully, my legs have been indestructible so far. :twisted: I've added more core related exercises to my workout routine. Lastly, I've learned to listen to my body even before it screams bloody murder. Most importantly, after two shoulder surgeries and a lower back scare, I give myself adequate rest. So whenever I play, the vulnerable body parts (shoulder and lower back) are as fresh as possible. 3 - 4 days consecutive playing, 1 day of rest. If I go 5 - 6 days, minimum 2 days of rest. What's your story?