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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%
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lol.. You can easily improve, you know? The thing is, once you start hitting some shots like pros do, it really makes you feel special. =) And also the serve, you can always practice that on yoru own time... and its fun hitting serves down the T
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I really believed that Universities had better sports programs than high schools.. no matter which sport.
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I've been playing for 3 years, mostly high school level and now that Im in uni, its hard to find someone to play with

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Oh nice I don't understand why people quit! no matter what... I wouldn't!
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I've started at the age of 6 but after one year, had a surgery, and had to give it up for a while. At the age of 10 came back, been playing till 15-16.
And now, (after ten years) trying to start again

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I've been playing since I was 10, so that makes it 12+, in which I competed for 6 years, although in the last 3 years I've been too busy so I haven't picked up a racket as much as I would have liked.

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I played from 13 to 17 years old. Now I'm retired and playing Futsal

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I played from the ages of 14 to 24 and haven't played really played in five years now due to having a busy career and personal life. I competed in college in NAIA. I was really fried by 24.


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Play tennis is such a broad term...I like to look at it as the ball coming towards me and me chasing it around... a metaphor for life really.
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excuse me? Just cuz you can't play doesn't mean you diss what to play tennis REALLY means.

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^ Dude I'm just trying to keep a positive outlook... like Yeah!! I do possess the ability to decipher that the court is green and ball is yellow. It's all about small baby steps.
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^ Dude I'm just trying to keep a positive outlook... like Yeah!! I do possess the ability to decipher that the court is green and ball is yellow. It's all about small baby steps.

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^ The court is not green, the ball isn't yellow... Sh*t!!! My next lesson I promise, I promise I'll pay closer attention.
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^ The court is not green, the ball isn't yellow... Sh*t!!! My next lesson I promise, I promise I'll pay closer attention.
Hee! You remind me of a fella that I had some lessons with that we became friends with. He was a college baseball player for Duke (shortstop and had a batting average of around .289) and was just like - I know the ball and the court- when can I thwack it? So much fun to have a lesson with.

You may be sarcastic in your posts- but the tone of them still reminded me of this great guy and now friend.

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Interesting... my tennis instructor is always trying to tell me hitting my backhand has the same body weight distribution as a baseball player setting up to take a swing. But some how I think it's a little different because I don't think baseball players scream and cover their eyes when the ball is thrown in their direction.
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Oh nice I don't understand why people quit! no matter what... I wouldn't!
That time we had a civil war, and let me tell you, it was not easy to stay in
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I used to play tennis when I was a teenager, I had to stop when I was 15 because of back problems (I still have) and knee problems. I've played for 5 years but took lessons 3 years only. I only played for my leisure, I have never player in a competition for my club. I have never hold a racket since, but would love, each time I see live tennis. It's still a great sport to watch and to practrice, but not very good for the health unfortunately.

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