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Too Much Tennis

Is your tennis game good enough to make you the next Roger Federer or Maria Sharapova? Keep that racket swinging, but don't practice too hard cuz it could mean an early end to your tennis career.

Tennis - Injuries on the Court

Research shows many young tennis players are training and playing too much - and getting hurt because of it. Your muscles and joints are still developing when you're a kid and you can really hurt yourself if you work those parts of your body too hard. Players who focus just on tennis so they can be the next superstar don't have any time to play other sports. That means muscles in other areas of their bodies don't get a chance to develop properly. A four-year study of boys and girls playing at USTA youth tennis tournaments found that young players' backs, shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, calves and ankles are getting injured more than ever. This is from spending too many hours a day swinging a racket in practice and then spending even more time hitting balls during week-long tournaments.

Tennis - Preventing Tennis Injuries

Warming up your muscles is crucial to preventing tennis injuries. It increases blood flow and oxygen to your muscles, and increases the range of motion of your joints to reduce the risk of muscle tears. So warm up with a light jog and stretching exercises for 15 to 30 minutes. After a game of tennis, you've gotta cool down to gradually lower your heart rate and reduce the risk of sore muscles. You can cool down the same way you warm up - with a light jog followed by stretching. In addition to warm ups and cool downs, make sure you drink plenty of water and stock up on carbs and protein.

Tennis - Bottom Line

It's always fun to play your favorite sport, whether it's tennis, basketball or skateboarding. But when you're a kid, you should be trying lots of different things. It's not healthy to only eat pizza and pop every day, you wouldn't want to just listen to Chris Brown for the rest of your life - and you shouldn't put all your effort into playing just one sport. It's more likely you'll get hurt rather than become the next superstar.

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Dear Dish-It In The Forums

rainbowpoptart
Yes, purely for the fact that you should not "hate" your sister (or anyone, for that matter).  I'm guessing by "get in trouble for her", you mean she does something wrong and the blame is all put on you? Yeah, little siblings tend to do that a lot. My brother did for the longest time, until my parents found out how much a liar he is. She, hopefully, will grow out of this eventually. Either that, or your parent[s]/guardian[s] will eventually see through her. You lose your friends to her? By this do you mean your friends want to hang out with her and they want you to tag along and you don't? Or do you mean your friends chose your sister over you? If it's the latter, then perhaps you shouldn't have ever referred to those people as friends. You'll find friends who'll prefer you over your sister, I'm sure of it. The only thing I can tell you to do is try to get along with your sister. Every group of siblings has their cats and dogs moment in life, but they grow out of it (most of the time; there are, of course, circumstances where it doesn't work out that way). Please be grateful for your sister, even if you two fight a lot. You never know how much you need something until it's gone.
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liddielover
i hate my little sister because i get introuble for her and lose my friends to her.is that wrong?
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skylar245
skylar245 posted in Friends:
"rainbowpoptart" wrote: "skylar245" wrote: Teacher said to wait for the Bus Driver and the counselor, she just talks to me and doesn't tell The Princible Then maybe try telling the principal yourself, and you should also report that the driver, teacher, and counselor haven't done anything to help you. If that fails, tell another trusted adult, like your mother. I'm sure someone you're close to would do their best to get justice. This is a major problem and it's a shame no one's done anything to help. ​No one listens to me anyway but my friends
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rainbowpoptart
rainbowpoptart posted in Friends:
"skylar245" wrote:Teacher said to wait for the Bus Driver and the counselor, she just talks to me and doesn't tell The Princible Then maybe try telling the principal yourself, and you should also report that the driver, teacher, and counselor haven't done anything to help you. If that fails, tell another trusted adult, like your mother. I'm sure someone you're close to would do their best to get justice. This is a major problem and it's a shame no one's done anything to help.
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skylar245
skylar245 posted in Friends:
"rainbowpoptart" wrote: "skylar245" wrote: My bus driver does NOTHING about it EVEN IF HE SEE'S IT! he only wrote the two girls up but not the girl that hit me Then report them to a teacher or the school counselor. Behaviour like that is not acceptable in the slightest. ​Teacher said to wait for the Bus Driver and the counselor, she just talks to me and doesn't tell The Princible
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