How long have YOU played? - Page 2 -
View Poll Results: Years of playing tennis?
1 year+ 20 15.50%
3 years+ 27 20.93%
5 years+ 35 27.13%
10 years+ 23 17.83%
15 years+ 24 18.60%
Voters: 129. You may not vote on this poll

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #16 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-28-2006, 02:17 PM
Mom 2 2 Beauties
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: On the deuce side, Looking to Come In
Posts: 11,904
Re: How long have YOU played?

I played in high, 20+ years ago, then gave it up temporarily for racquetball. Picked it back up 4 years ago and have been at it ever since. Peaked last Spring...playing 5 days a week (with lessons, team practices and USTA league matches). Would love to be at that level now...but certain things have conspired to keep me off the courts at the moment. Maybe this fall...*sigh*.

I love my girls.

Last edited by Angle Queen; 04-28-2006 at 02:20 PM.
Angle Queen is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #17 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-28-2006, 02:29 PM
Registered User
tennisace's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: in denial
Posts: 565
Re: How long have YOU played?

I've played seriously for over 15 years. Tried to play when I was a kid, but that was in the era of wood racquets, and being very petite I didn't have the strenght to hit the ball over the net with a woodie. Then it wasn't until I was well out of college and married that I took it up again. Play in two contracts a week-strictly dubs now (total 3 hours) and sub in a few contracts too. I'm a 3.5 and not going to get any better. Just too old to have any desire to improve.
tennisace is offline  
post #18 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-28-2006, 03:23 PM
Registered User
LaTenista's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: SW Ohio
Age: 36
Posts: 17,662
Re: How long have YOU played?

I started playing in June 2004. I just take lessons with a USPTA instructor and she's organized a doubles round robin that I've participated in since last spring.

Titles: 2005 - PAW Washington 2006 - PTS Marseille, TT Miami Doubles(w/coreyschucky), TT Tokyo Singles 2007 - TT Hamburg Doubles(w/SarettaFan) 2008 - TT Indianapolis Singles Finalist: 2005 - PAW Montreal & Bucharest 2006 - TT Acapulco Singles & Doubles(w/Iza), TT Houston Doubles(w/robrulz5), PTS Monte Carlo, TT Barcelona Doubles(w/Peta Pan), TT Newport Doubles(w/adee-gee), PAW Umag 2007 - TT Queen's Singles & Doubles(w/SarettaFan), TT Champaign Doubles(w/TommyB.) 2008 - TT Auckland Doubles(w/invu2day), TT Recanati Singles, TT Newport Doubles(w/sploush), TT Indianapolis Doubles(w/sploush)
Nadal Moyá Ferrer Verdasco Puerta Cañas Andreev Safin
Roddick Blake Salzenstein Delic DeHeart
Montcourt Gasquet Mathieu Serra Simon Santoro
LaTenista is offline  
post #19 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-28-2006, 03:28 PM
F***ing have it
alfonsojose's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Barranquilla (COL)
Age: 40
Posts: 16,857
Re: How long have YOU played?

Five years, i was 24 when i picked one raquect for the fisrt time.

I started to train two years later.

"Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another" .. Madonna

Drooling after Schuettler, Bolelli, Volandri, Starace (short haired version), ToJo, Tursunov, Alves, Davydenko, Djokovic, Petzschner, Ferrero, Simon, Qureshi
alfonsojose is offline  
post #20 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-28-2006, 03:31 PM
Registered User
BlueSwan's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Age: 40
Posts: 2,240
Re: How long have YOU played?

I started playing 15-20 years ago. I absolutely love this game, but the last 5 years or so I've been injury plagued like my name was Marcelo, so I've more or less given up ever getting really good at this.
BlueSwan is offline  
post #21 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-28-2006, 05:58 PM
Registered User
Aleksa's Laydee's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: *dreams of sweden*
Age: 28
Posts: 24,588
Re: How long have YOU played?

I started when i was 4, so it would be 15 years but i put 10 as its not quite 15 yet lol! just got back from playing it today, love it

Dmitry Tursunov

*mmm sweaty hugs from dima *
[Faithful Mitya Slave]

Mardy Fish
[Big right back at ya dude]
Thomas Johansson
Jonas Bjorkman - Joachim Johansson - Simon Aspelin - Jiri Novak - Richard Gasquet
Andy Murray - Fernando Gonzalez - Max Mirnyi - Jan Michael Gambill
James Blake - Greg Rusedski - Alex Bogdanovic
Andrew Kennaugh & Michael Ryderstedt ♥
Aleksa's Laydee is offline  
post #22 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-28-2006, 09:21 PM
Registered User
Silawen's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The Netherlands
Age: 29
Posts: 674
Re: How long have YOU played?

Ehm, slightly embaressed to admit this, but...I hardly ever play. I have a serious case of asthma, plus I have hayfever, so any kind of serious tennis would do me in. XD Frankly, unless I can do it fully I'd rather not do it. I'm too competitive.

Fan of:
David Ferrer , David Nalbandian, Nicolas Almagro, Feliciano Lopez, and Juan Monaco
Silawen is offline  
post #23 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-28-2006, 10:36 PM
Registered User
uglyamerican's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Age: 37
Posts: 4,965
Re: How long have YOU played?

Just under 15 years, but never competitively.

I have always been completely uncoordinated at every sport and activity. I even injure myself walking around the house. Somehow I play tennis reasonably well, though. So I had to keep up my skill in the one activity I could do right.

avatar by J'torian
uglyamerican is offline  
post #24 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-28-2006, 10:45 PM
savesthedizzle's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: formerly known as Troickitard
Posts: 93,697
Re: How long have YOU played?

I have played for just two semesters. I always liked watching the sport but growing up and in high school I was involved in too many other activities to really start up. So now in college I have some phys. ed. credits to spare my senior year and I took tennis in the fall semester and in the spring semster. So it hasn't even been one year yet I really enjoy it though so I hope to keep doing it after graduation.

Troicki - Djokovic - Del Potro - Kyrgios - Berankis
Cibulkova - Robson - Kirilenko - Azarenka
Retired but always loving Ferrero - Ancic - Kiefer

savesthedizzle is offline  
post #25 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-28-2006, 10:49 PM
Registered User
stebs's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Age: 42
Posts: 11,530
Re: How long have YOU played?

25 years maybe???

I started when I was 8ish so it's been a while. I still suck though

Champions deserve whatever they win playing within the laws of the game
stebs is offline  
post #26 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-28-2006, 11:17 PM
Registered User
almouchie's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Beirut
Age: 35
Posts: 2,225
Re: How long have YOU played?

I used to play as a kid in middle school,
but at high school & uni I concentrated more on Backsteball
since my injuries
I am back playing more tennis,
quite enjoying it
thou my double handed backhand is all over the place
I am a lefty btw

When Meeting Someone Greet them by Saying SALAM
almouchie is offline  
post #27 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-28-2006, 11:43 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 198
Re: How long have YOU played?

I started when I was kid and love it. I was playing pretty regularly until I fractured both ankles, and I haven't played much since. I'm really not a klutz -- HA--I've never fractured anything before or since!! I want to get back to playing more this summer.
goodwoman is offline  
post #28 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-29-2006, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2005
Age: 26
Posts: 420
Re: How long have YOU played?

lol, msot of you have experienced injuries in some way or another, interesting Hopefully i don't injure myself anytime soon.

Anser Quraishi
Fav player: Roger Federer
Racquet: Prince Diablo XP
anserq is offline  
post #29 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-29-2006, 01:06 AM
Registered User
Breakaway's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Age: 26
Posts: 4,032
Re: How long have YOU played?

I have been playing for 8 years, and I have competed for about 5.

Breakaway is offline  
post #30 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-29-2006, 01:15 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Prague
Posts: 4,817
Re: How long have YOU played?

5+ (7)
Jennay is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome