Originally Posted by floridatennisdude
I think you mis interpreted the off court fitness advice. It's the most important part of being able to recover. Having muscle, that can support joints, that get abused during tennis. Muscle stiffness recovers quicker than ligament pulls or joint inflammation.
Performance boosts and stamina are just a bonus, but aren't my overall goal in strength training. Avoiding injury is priority 1.
Yes i totally agree. Fitness is a priority for me as well... I am doing a strength routine in addition to my tennis, however I still have next-day aches and pains.
I too am confident that the extra fitness routine helps to avoid injuries and recover quicker. Perhaps without the extra training I'd be hurting even more!