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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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post #1 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-28-2006, 04:50 AM Thread Starter
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How long have YOU played?

How long have you played tennis? At what level? ( High school, college, other )
The poll is just to see how long you've played, other stats which go with experience are welcome.

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Re: Years of experience playing tennis

For me, it would be in terms of days, or hours even.
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Re: Years of experience playing tennis

in terms of days or hours even?? meaning? lol
Did you pick 10 years+? thats a long time!
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Re: How long have YOU played?

I played mostly in highschool, I picked up my dusty racket in January and now I got my groove thang back.
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Re: How long have YOU played?

I've played off and on since I was 11 (so that would be 15+ years - I accidentaly put in 10+...guess I forgot how old I am). I played on my high school team and since college have gone in spurts where I don't play that much at all versus other times where I have gone out and played a lot with other people. I have never played any league tennis- I prefer it just as a way to exercise with friends and/or my husband. I could see myself playing league tennis later in my life, but just not now.

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i played for 10 years, starting at the age of 7 but stopped about 4 years ago cos i didn't have a lot of time. i'd like to start up again though...none of my friends play so it's a bit hard
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i've played for about 14 yrs now. but it's always hard to find a friend to play with. i usually play with folks i don't know in a club.

the perils of loving a sport that's not as popular as soccer and basketball... sigh...
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Not one second I even never had a racket in my hand

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I’ve been playing steadily for 25 years with occasional breaks to deal with the minor encumbrances of life such as eating, sleeping, earning a living and raising a family.
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Thanks for the good explanation to why you have "vamos Mariano" in your signature.

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I chose 1year+ but very irregularly. In my small town not many ppl are interested in tennis not to mention playing it I really regret not having played earlier but I hope to make up for it
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Thanks for the good explanation to why you have "vamos Mariano" in your signature.
??? Am I stupid? I don't understand that comment

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Re: How long have YOU played?

I have tried to play, actually. My wrist is a mess from volleyball so it was a terrible pain with every tennis hit. I still tried for few weeks when I was 14 and then some time when I was 16, against the wall because I didn't have anyone to practise with, it's so unpopular sport here (once I played in a court but without serving )

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People stick with tennis if they can get past the early hurdles of

-serving properly
-deciding on their back-handedness
-running around after balls (buy more!)
-getting a decent raquet, not the sport centre's


After that it draws you back, cos you get steadily better at it as time goes on. Like life....
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Re: How long have YOU played?

SO many people with 15 years or more of experience? very nice to seee this hehe, atleast i know im not talking to unexperienced people here at MTF

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