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Want To Improve In Tennis? Try Another Sport!

February 25, 2018

Many of us have heard of coaches advocating for their young athletes to play other sports.  I recently read an article that gives this similar opinion by NBA superstar Steph Curry.  He advocates for playing other sports for many reasons in which we will get into soon but let's stop for a minute and give a different perspective on this.  Instead of saying kids should play multi-sports, why not adults?  This will be the premise for this blog as I dive into the many benefits you would get from playing another sport outside of tennis.  Let's get started!

 

Movement, Endurance and Hand Eye Coordination

To me, an athlete is someone who knows how to use their body efficiently and effectively to perform motor skills.  If you struggle in other sports, it is possible your movement isn't up to par which can impact your tennis game without you knowing it.  Other sports allow you to work on your movement which is the most important part of tennis.  Playing sports like soccer, ultimate frisbee or basketball are great for tennis.  Being fit is also essential to tennis.  There are  sports that allow you to build up your endurance on the court such as running and swimming.  Lastly, to be consistently hitting the ball with the center of your racquet, you need to have solid hand-eye coordination.  Sports such as racquetball, pickleba