Need alternative sport

eagletennis

Semi-Pro
I played tennis for only 2 years upon arriving in US.Really loved it.But after car accident when they need to put screws and plates in my forearm every time when I play tennis I get really bad tendonitis and terrible pain on the forearm.I tried many different sports even some MMA but on advice of the doctor I stoped every sport which caused me pain.Although I workout regularly I really feel need to compete in some sort of lower impact sport.Some people recommend table tennis or even pickleball because its closest to tennis.I just wanna hear some of your ideas.Thanks in advance
 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
I’m assuming it’s the vibrations that are causing you the pain in your arm? In which case alternative could be table tennis or badminton. You could also go for a sport like football (soccer if you’re American).
 

eagletennis

Semi-Pro
I’m assuming it’s the vibrations that are causing you the pain in your arm? In which case alternative could be table tennis or badminton. You could also go for a sport like football (soccer if you’re American).
Damn.Thanks never thought about badminton It seems like a lot of fun when watching them at Olympics
 

Soul

Semi-Pro
My nephews are very good and enjoy pickleball. ( I believe it is pickleball. It's one of those vegetable sports) The two of them fly around the nation playing in tournaments. They have not gotten hurt till this last week. One sprained his ankle and couldn't play for a few days. Outside of that it might be a good choice.

The only other thing that comes to mind is swimming. That is what I do for exercise often but not in a competitive way. Swimming is easy on the joints which is what I like about it.
 

hurworld

Hall of Fame
Too old for that.I am 40.
Never too old :) We are not playing the sport to earn money anyway.

Having said that, not sure what you can do or cannot do with respect to your arm. Even Badminton as suggested above would involve using your dominant arm to whip/smash. Best I can think of is football (soccer) which doesn't use your arm.

Running or swimming are two other sports but a lot less fun IMO.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Bowling? Billiards? Paintball is very fun but expensive and addictive! Target shooting(fix target, clay pigeons or competition)? Hunting?
 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
Have you tried racquetball ... more wrist less arm than tennis, no overhead serving. Still might be beyond your arm's capacity ... but might be worth finding out.
 

hurworld

Hall of Fame
If we are going to non-cardio sports, might as well include dart, pool or snooker.

There’s also winter sport you can consider like ski/snowboard. Wake boarding / kite surfing too if you are near water.
 

nvr2old

Professional
Cycling comes to mind - I love mt biking especially. Great cardio and gets you out in nature. Google sports and see what you might like.
 

sredna42

Hall of Fame
Mountain bike riding
Kayaking
Indoor climbing (though will probably hurt your arm, and is seriously bloody hard)
Spearfishing

Another sport I've been thinking of trying is archery
 

Dartagnan64

Legend
Golf has arm problems to like golfer’s elbow and shoulder ailments as well as back problems!
Those are pretty rare in golf. I've golfed my whole life and never had problems. Tennis is the sport that's hurt most of my tendons.
Golfer's elbow is actually far more common in tennis than in golf. But the term tennis elbow was already taken.

There few sports that I see 80 year olds participating in. Golf and Pickleball are the chief ones.
 

onehandbh

Legend
Have you finished the post surgery physical therapy?

You might also consider ping pong /table tennis.

If you really want to play tennis, try using a lighter racquet and with strings at a super low tension around 25 lbs.
 

dlam

Semi-Pro
My son’s into video games after not liking tennis Apparently the prize money for pros are going surpass tennis tournaments Can compete and puts less wear and tear on your joints.
 
Yea, and you'll also be competing with 50 million other kids.
Tennis? Maybe 2000. It will be 1000 times easier to be a pro tennis player
 
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