It seems like the major benefits of sliding are that you get to some balls you wouldn’t reach + it appears to be easier to then change direction and go back in the other direction for the next shot.
But the flip side would seem to be the potential for twisting an ankle.
So if you are a “senior” tennis player, should you try to learn how to slide… or better to accept your game where it is and not risk the injury?
Speaking of “seniors,” check out some of the great comments on Larry Turville’s survey about using the names “Masters” and “Grandmasters” in an earlier post. And also Larry’s later reply on the very interesting concept of “block seeding” in USTA tournaments. More to come on that topic later.
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