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Arjen:
I'm off to collage next year and I'm considering to try boxing. I was wondering if anyone has experiance with playing boxing (and tennis at the same time).
Tennis will definitely stay my primairy sport so I would like to know your thoughts on whether playing boxing will hurt someone's tennis (outside of getting injuries) and how big are the chances to get an injury with boxing, and does playing tennis next to boxing improve your chance of getting an injury during either of these sports?

I hope you will share your views on this :)

Tennis4you:
Well you are certainly prone to get hurt in boxing, but that should be fun!  I did jiu jitsu in college along with tennis.  Loved it!

FLAG3264:
Other than getting hurt, it can probably help with exlposive foot movement and reaction speed.

HarryWild:
In boxing; you have to develop a punch, combinations, fakes and learn to protect yourself against getting hit!  If you do not have the right stomach muscles or in bad shape; it only takes one punch to bring you down.  Getting hit in the head will do the same if it is a direct and a strong punch.  Jabs will make you dizzy and a combination may bring you down too.  Just make sure you are not hit so hard that you fall backwards to the ground; land on your head.  You will either end up in the hospital or in bed for a couple of days if not a week.  This is very rare but it does happen if it a punch that knock you out in the air before you land on the ground.  It is fun to spare; but a real bout is very scary since it is a real bout and each of you are trying to pretty much destroy the other.  It is very, very tiresome 3 minutes.

Tennis4you:

--- Quote from: HarryWild on March 26, 2011, 02:40:00 AM ---In boxing; you have to develop a punch, combinations, fakes and learn to protect yourself against getting hit!  If you do not have the right stomach muscles or in bad shape; it only takes one punch to bring you down.  Getting hit in the head will do the same if it is a direct and a strong punch.  Jabs will make you dizzy and a combination may bring you down too.  Just make sure you are not hit so hard that you fall backwards to the ground; land on your head.  You will either end up in the hospital or in bed for a couple of days if not a week.  This is very rare but it does happen if it a punch that knock you out in the air before you land on the ground.  It is fun to spare; but a real bout is very scary since it is a real bout and each of you are trying to pretty much destroy the other.  It is very, very tiresome 3 minutes.

--- End quote ---

I did some sparring in college for Jiu Jitsu and it was rough.  I was in great shape too and it can wear you out with the quickness.

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