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Tennis anyone?

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Any tennis players/fans here on TST? Post your thoughts here!

 

I started watching some of the early rounds of the Aussie Open last night. Nole mopped the court with the journeyman he played, and looked like he barely broke a sweat. I never cease to be amazed how he can run down a ball way out wide to his BH, extend and slide (on hardcourt!), and hit a rope winner down the line.

 

I got out and played a few sets last week. Felt good and played well. I think tennis and golf are perfect complimentary sports.

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I wish I was, but our summertime activities typically don't include tennis, and I have trouble serving since dislocating my shoulder 12 years ago or so.

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I generally watch the last few rounds of the Grand Slam events (semis, finals), but that's pretty much it as far as pro tennis goes.

I played a bit in high school and actually took it back up last year. I'm not very good (at all), but I do always have fun. I can't serve for my life (when I play I pretty much have given up, and just sort of whack it over the net, which is at the very least repeatable and I rarely fault), but I finally learned to hit a topspin forehand, and I have a decent backhand (I'm actually solid at backhand spin shots). My biggest weak spot is that I''ll get a bit careless and I'll clang one off the metal.
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Originally Posted by jamo View Post

I played a bit in high school and actually took it back up last year. I'm not very good (at all), but I do always have fun. I can't serve for my life (when I play I pretty much have given up, and just sort of whack it over the net, which is at the very least repeatable and I rarely fault), but I finally learned to hit a topspin forehand, and I have a decent backhand (I'm actually solid at backhand spin shots). My biggest weak spot is that I''ll get a bit careless and I'll clang one off the metal.

 

Good for you. Tennis is great for staying fit, esp as one gets older.

 

When you frame one like that, we say that you paid for the whole racquet so you might as well use the whole thing. Actually, framing and other mishits are usually 300% due to taking the eyes off the ball and the attendant moving of the head (sound familiar?). I have posted a few times on how I use my eye focus from tennis in my golf game.

post #5 of 12

      I played a lot of tennis as a kid but have not played in many years. I will from time to to time watch the major event finals, especially Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. If I could play tennis during the winter I would but we do not have any indoor courts around here so I play racquetball every week during the winter and when the weather is decent I spend it on the golf course. 

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I definitely do not follow it on TV, but used to play when I was younger (before I got into golf.) 

 

I do not take advantage of the club like I should, but when we play it's usually around 9 or 10 on a Saturday night so no one sees us - it never lasts long though because the wife thinks we are just supposed to hit the ball back and forth nicely to each other and I get accused of trying to kill her if I hit it back faster than she likes.

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Originally Posted by meenman View Post

I definitely do not follow it on TV, but used to play when I was younger (before I got into golf.) 

 

I do not take advantage of the club like I should, but when we play it's usually around 9 or 10 on a Saturday night so no one sees us - it never lasts long though because the wife thinks we are just supposed to hit the ball back and forth nicely to each other and I get accused of trying to kill her if I hit it back faster than she likes.

That's funny because when I play with my wife (d4_w00t.gif) she tries her best to murder me. Thank goodness she's not better than me..

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Holy shmoly. Nole looked like an absolute surgeon with the laser knife disecting Ferrer last night, and David is not normally an easy out. He was hitting winners that landed only 6 ft from Ferrer - hard piercing shots that David, who has great wheels, had no chance of touching.

post #9 of 12

Love playing tennis, but havent been able to get a regular match for a while. Will play as the possibility presents itself.

post #10 of 12
Love tennis. Ended up plaing it in High School when an ill-timed appendectomy cancelled my golf season. a4_sad.gif

Unfortunately, I tore my right rotator cuff some years ago and my overhead/serve has never really recovered. Great sport though and a great way to keep in shape!
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I just bought a Wilson ProStaff 6.0, a reissue of the weapon that Sampras wielded. Shadow swinging in my living room, this thing is a beast. Can't wait to pound the snot out of some balls (and an opponent) with it...

 

 

Oh and, congrats to Novak for his 3rd Aussie Open title. Great match against Murray..

post #12 of 12

Dont care for tennis to hard to play and hold onto my cigar! Golf well I can play with it or leave it in the cart

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