MacRumors Tennis Players?

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  1. WoodNUFC macrumors 6502a

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    My wife and I recently decided to take up the game and have really enjoyed getting into it.

    Are there any other members that play regularly, either recreationally or competitively?
     
  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    twietee macrumors 603

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    I don't play myself, but am seriously considering it, as with each passing year it gets harder to gather 10+ people to play a decent soccer-game. People are gettin older I guess.
    My only concern is that Tennis isn't too friendly on my knees either, as I already feel them aching a bit. :eek:

    By the way: Does anyone know the movie Repoman? There's a nice scene, where Emilio Estevez is told the Repo-Code..they pass two Tennis-players, white shirt et al., and say: 'Look at those *******s, ordinary ****ing people. I hate 'em.' A little bit off-topic, though.
     
  4. WoodNUFC thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I understand. It was easy to get even a quick game of five a side going when I lived in England. Not so much back here.

    iJohnHenry, thanks for that! :)
     
  5. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Tennis is a great game. I played on the team back in high school, but haven't picked up my raquet in quite some time. It would be fun to get back into though.
     
  6. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I was forced to share those precious head/wrist-bands. :D
     
  7. Fed macrumors 6502

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    Yes, indeed. Recently travelled to Mexico for a two week holiday. We're from Britain so regularly play in semi-cold conditions. We unfortunately had the displeasure of booking at game at 11am. Needless to say, we were completely knackered.

    Regardless - regular tennis player, good fun :)

    (though, clue's in the name ;) )
     
  8. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I play a few times a month with friends. It's a lot of fun not only playing the actual game but working on your techniques and trying new swings. I'd definitely recommend getting into it.
     
  9. dakwar macrumors 6502

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    Volleyball is my preferred game. But yeah I play tennis. Not terribly good at it but not a beginner either.
     
  10. espiritujo macrumors member

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    used to play Varsity high school and competed in state tournaments individually. My highest rank in the state was in the 16 year old division, with a high of 43. Regret that I didn't keep with it during college, I didn't even try to play club :(.

    I still like to play every once in a while. Being a college student, I've had a hard time balancing work and play. :cool:
     
  11. WoodNUFC thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is where the wife and I are at the moment. Just working on hitting quality shots and trying to master serving! It's been challenging, but we both have loved it thus far.
     
  12. mscriv macrumors 601

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    This is a life long pursuit for a tennis player. A good consistent service game is a difficult skill to perfect.
     
  13. WoodNUFC thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    For now, I'll settle for getting a good number in the service box!
     
  14. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Yep! It's a necessity that one develop an "in the box" second serve that they can rely on. Double faulting is the worst. :mad:
     

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