A quote here from David Epstein's 'Range - How generalists triumph in a specialized world':
They (successful adapters) 'traveled on an eight lane highway', he wrote, rather than down a single-lane one-way street. They had range. The successful adapters were excellent at taking knowledge from one pursuit and applying it creatively to another, and at avoiding cognitive entrenchment.
A simple example of this is to use other sports to develop skills and problem solving abilities that we can transfer across onto the tennis court and visa versa. The time-honoured, world-wide game of 'tennis football' is a great example.
I've always enjoyed coaching footballers to play tennis - they come with a higher sense of orientation around and behind the ball, having to appreciate on the football pitch how a ball might behave, where it's going to land, and where do I need to position by body on balance to be able to control it and send it on. A classic 'receiving and sending' sport.
View this post on Instagram
Tennis Football is played around the 🌍 as a great warm-up or even part of an extended work-out. Plenty of transfers onto the tennis court including reading of and getting behind the ball, footwork, agility and competitiveness! Why don’t you put down the tennis racket today and pick up some skills demanded by another sport/activity? @everyballtennis @haltonuk @prov3_halton #tennisdrills #tennisfootball #crosstrain #football #health #everyball #keepgoing #stayhomestaysafe #gettingitdone