Sock refuses to give up tennis despite recent pickleball success

Jack Sock won titles on his pickleball debut and seems to be naturally good at the sport but he refuses to give up on his first love of tennis he admits.

"Tennis is still the goal. I definitely have some time to spend there and still want to accomplish some things, but I’ll dabble in some pickleball as well. I just think it’s a blast. It’s a lot less stressful than tennis and there’s a lot less impact on your body."

"I don’t mind not beating up my body at times and tennis has been a love of mine for my entire life and blessed me in so many ways, but I’m not going to be able to do it forever. Pickleball is an exciting way for me to be able to keep competing."

Sock also believes that his tennis past can also help him in the new discipline and especially on the doubles court.

"Obviously the eye-hand coordination from so many years playing tennis can only help. I guess the experience of playing in front of people in pressure situations should too. Personally, a huge draw to pickle for me was that the sport kind of revolves around what I feel comfortable doing on the tennis court, especially while playing doubles."

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