:O Hello all - I am new to this. I was diagnosed about 3 months ago with spondy 1. I am in alot of pain most of the time. I was advised that I should cease all activity. Sports activity of course. But that is like taking the air I breathe away. I love tennis, volley ball raquet ball, bike riding etc. When I was told I needed to give up all of this. I truly was floored. However, in reading all of your entries I am surprised to see so many are still so active. But tennis is my true passion. It is not as extremely contact as the sport of football but it is very high impact sport. Does anyone play tennis? How do you feel? What do you recommend. I am bordering on depression here because of this and this forum here has given me a glimpse of hope. Please advise. Anyone.