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Why are there so many injured players????

This is really starting to piss me off. What is causing all of this????
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How can so many players get hurt in a non-contact sport?

"I think recently the style of play has definitely played a role," said Stella Sampras Webster, the women's tennis coach at UCLA. "The girls especially are physical and more aggressive in the past. I think their bodies are not up to the physicality of what they're doing.

"They are overtraining and they're playing probably too much, especially at a young age."

Even the new tour logo looks like an ankle injury waiting to happen, with a silhouetted, pony-tailed player lunging after a shot.

"When Chris Evert played and Martina [Navratilova], no one jumped off the ground to hit a ground stroke," Sampras Webster said. "Now they're so much more explosive."

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Even the new tour logo looks like an ankle injury waiting to happen, with a silhouetted, pony-tailed player lunging after a shot.
that's Venus, right?

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Tennis players always have some kind of injury. Most play but some save themselves for the slams. Most of them will be fine by the US open.
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'cuz they are too fat
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They start playing before their bodies have a chance to mature. Many of the injuries we see now are years in the making.

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Return to standard size framed racquets might be the simple answer,since the current onces are responsible for making the game so physical. But since that probably isn't a realistic option,at least not one that the tennis establishment (let alone the power players that benefit from them) would consider,playing less tournaments on hard courts might solve at least some of the problem.


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I think the schedule needs to be revamped. Make it more balanced and organized...and not so random.
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The game is physically more demanding.
You won't get away with moonballs or puffy serves.
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This is really starting to piss me off. What is causing all of this????

Mindless hard-hit groundies with bad technique.

I'm sort of glad about all this.
Maybe younger players will watch this and develop a better style.
This generation is a lost generation.
Maybe we'll have to wait until Jaz Elle Graf will wreak havoc with the women's tour one day ....
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That from a Hingis fan!

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True,but you also see a lot less serve and volleyers. Not so many touch players who use a wide variety of spins and angles. And in most matches you get four unforced errors (and after only two or three strokes at that) for every winner. So,while I agree that the game is physically (much) more demanding,it's also more one dimensional and skill-wise much LESS demanding.....Probably not a popular opinion to have,I know,but it's mine and I'm sticking to it.

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The game is physically more demanding.
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So what needs to be done? I heard that the size of racquets should change. Anyone agree?
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So what needs to be done? I heard that the size of racquets should change. Anyone agree?
As I said in my first post in this thread,yes I agree. But that will never happen,so we may as well forget about that one......Would be interesting to see so many hard hitters take a nose dive in the rankings though!

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