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Question What does means "proper tennis"?

Is there an "inappropriate tennis"??

If so, what are the characteristics that differentiate one from another?

Is there any sense to translate moral concepts into the professional sports world?

IMO "proper tennis" is which one it allows you to beat your opponent within the rules...

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Re: What does mean "proper tennis"?

ok let's start..

these are some terms u will see while on MTF, i will explain what each of them means.

proper tennis - attacking tennis
moonballing - playing with topspin (rather than its true meaning, as seen on the WTA)
green clay - wimbledon grass
blue clay - the surface of hardcourt tournaments won by nadal
the pig, pocahontas, nadull (forgot anything?) - rafael nadal

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Re: What does mean "proper tennis"?

i believe refraining from exposing certain parts of ones anatomy during play constitutes proper tennis...

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Re: What does mean "proper tennis"?

It just ain't Cricket.
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Re: What does mean "proper tennis"?

Do you mean real tennis?




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i believe refraining from exposing certain parts of ones anatomy during play consitutes proper tennis...
ummm, that is true. And I also consider quite appropriate not cry as a babe after losing a match

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i like that poshies

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Do you mean real tennis?
What means real tennis? Is there an "unreal tennis"?

All these concepts seems to me a bunch of excuses for frustrated losers. Professional tennis changes over the time as we can see in your pics and the sole purpose is, has been and always will be only one: to win. No more empty concepts.

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What mean real tennis? Is there an unreal tennis?
no, there is a plebeian tennis.

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The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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IMO "proper tennis" is which one it allows you to beat your opponent within the rules...
correct. poor the idiots who plump for "balletic" tennis aka pansy tennis and bash Nadal's effective tennis as they aren't even able to cite a single regulation that states tennis should be played "balletically".

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Real tennis is when you can play an almost exclusively baseline game but still have people thinking you are an all court player. It's easier today than it used to be considering the current relative points of comparison.
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Is there an "inappropriate tennis"??

If so, what are the characteristics that differentiate one from another?

Is there any sense to translate moral concepts into the professional sports world?

IMO "proper tennis" is which one it allows you to beat your opponent within the rules...
The opposte of proper behaviour is improper behavior, not inappropriate behavior.
Improper behaviour is behaviour not in accordance to ATP ot ITF rules.

Inappropriate behaviour is out of place to some poeple's sensibilites &
could include crying if you lose an ATP match (Federer).
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Re: What does mean "proper tennis"?

proper tennis:

1-Follow the rules!
2-Have proper technique
3-Be an educated gentleman

now do i need to remind again what's wrong with today's tennis?

justin bieber is not the best in history.
funk was better than rap.
techno not better than classic rock.

numbers are not everything.
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2-Have proper technique
3-Be an educated gentleman
now do i need to remind again what's wrong with today's tennis?
who r u dude? atp chairman? ha ha, what's the official definition of 'proper technique'?

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