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Like skiing, tennis emphasizes anaerobic fitness. Jumps and sudden direction changes build the agility, reflexes and plyometric power you need to navigate a mountain. Bursts of running and an athletic stance strengthen your lower body, while wielding a racket tones your upper body and core muscles. Be careful, though: Your torso gets a lot more action in tennis than it should in skiing. Don’t carry that extraneous motion back to the slopes.
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Insider’s Tip Tennis rivals yoga and espionage for the strange positions you can find yourself in. That means flexibility is a must. To ward off injury both on the court and on the hill, maintain a full-body stretching routine throughout the summer. To get started, visit skimag.com and type in the keyword “stretching.”