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View Poll Results: Do you actually play tennis?
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post #1 of 107 (permalink) Old 09-19-2006, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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How many of you actually play tennis?

Would be interesting to know. A lot of the posts on these boards make it seem like a whole lot of you are just armchair spectators who have no real experience on the game of tennis. For the record I have been playing for the last 7 years, and have a single handed backhand.
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Re: How many of you actually play tennis?

I play it ocassionally but I'm not very good. I'm only just starting to learn to serve properly and my ground strokes suck haha. I suppose you really need lessons to play it well, it's not a sport like football where it's so simple to play.



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Re: How many of you actually play tennis?

Im supposed to be playing everyday but its my stupid senior year so im only plaing 3-4 times a week

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Here in THE ZIM there aren't that many courts....but I do get to play

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3-4 Times a week, every day during the summer.

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I've just tried a few times. I would like to start mor frequently tough. Right now it's just not possible because of school. But that'll change. ;-)

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Hhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I think I play....Ohhhh thats right. Im turning pro soon..


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Yes I play. About once a week for fun and as long as the weather is nice.

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I in normal play one or two times each week and sometimes more or not so often when my ellbow (not) allows it and is (not) good enough.

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Re: How many of you actually play tennis?

I play a few times a week, much more in the summer.

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Would be interesting to know. A lot of the posts on these boards make it seem like a whole lot of you are just armchair spectators who have no real experience on the game of tennis. For the record I have been playing for the last 7 years, and have a single handed backhand.
i have a friend who's been playing since he was 7 (i'm 20 now)
i've never seen more than a handful of proffetional raquets, yet i know way better than he does how a wooden raquet behaves. he has a great serve, but can't name 5 S&V players. he was ranked in the top100 juniors in israel(not amazing, i know - but it's quite good) but can't tell me the last 5 people to beat federer.
stats, names, titles, rankings, wins, H2Hs - those are armchair spectator knowledge pearls. i don't need to play claycourts to know that petrova's game thrives on green clay, while mauresmo is better on quicker clay courts that lead up to RG.
youre point, to begin with lacks any basis.
as a fat-ass glued to the computer i know much more than people who enjoy playing, excersizing and competing in the game.

stupid posts are stupid with or without the member's tennis history.

for the record, i have a single handed BH as well :P
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I play about twice a week.
I also play in my clubs house leagues and tournaments.

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I've been playing for 9 years and then had a 3 year break. Now I am back at it since a couple of months, and train with kids who are about 5 years younger than me and still make me fight for every single point ^^

haha, but it's good. I like it, even though I know I will never make it beyond club tournaments or the local league. But it's cool. I wanna have fun in life and give my best on the court, without worrying how bad I am
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Re: How many of you actually play tennis?

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i have a friend who's been playing since he was 7 (i'm 20 now)
i've never seen more than a handful of proffetional raquets, yet i know way better than he does how a wooden raquet behaves. he has a great serve, but can't name 5 S&V players. he was ranked in the top100 juniors in israel(not amazing, i know - but it's quite good) but can't tell me the last 5 people to beat federer.
stats, names, titles, rankings, wins, H2Hs - those are armchair spectator knowledge pearls. i don't need to play claycourts to know that petrova's game thrives on green clay, while mauresmo is better on quicker clay courts that lead up to RG.
youre point, to begin with lacks any basis.
as a fat-ass glued to the computer i know much more than people who enjoy playing, excersizing and competing in the game.

stupid posts are stupid with or without the member's tennis history.

for the record, i have a single handed BH as well :P
Eventhough I don't normally post in GM thread, mainly because I'm scared to do so , I do want to react to this post.

First of all take it easy. The person who started this thread didn't say that if you don't play you know nothing of the game. So lighten up.

I actually agree with a lot of what you say. But before I started playing tennis I just didn't appreciate exactly how difficult some shots are to pull of. Or how well a player can develop a point. Things like that.
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