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Hi All. I come from a tennis background, having played at a high level since I was about 12. I'm now 32 and headed for my second knee operation in 15 months. I tore the meniscal cartlidge in my right knee, and now my left. So I'm seriously thinking about making the switch to table tennis. BUT, is table tennis any easier on your knees? The tennis serve puts a lot of pressure on my knees, and obviously you don't run as far during a table tennis match. But I don't want to swap if TT is just as tough. Both times I injured my knees I was running backwards for a smash - something you don't do in tt. Any advice welcome.
Update: Saw the surgeon yesterday, and my competitive tennis days are over unfortunately, so he encouraged a switch to table tennis. But is it any easier on your body, especially knees?
I don't know that it is easier on the knees but it a sport that you can play with bad knees. I mean that you will be able to adjust your game so that you don't have to move as much whereas in Tennis there is no option.
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