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Old 07-11-2012, 07:27 AM   #571 (permalink)
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Not really. I normally play on the local park. It's actually a good court for a park court, but for indoors, i have to travle a couple of miles because i only live a small town.

But yeah, i really like playing. I'm pretty good at singles, as i've not lost a singles match that i know off, and i've played a lot of my mates. I have played a full five set match before and i was knackered. Doubles is different though.
Five setters are fun. If nobody turns up after our hour is up we carry on for as long as we can go. I beat my mate 5 sets to love once. We just keep going. Doubles is shit, I can't stand watching or playing it. Singles is what the game's all about, running all around the court, not just volley after volley. It's like bloody pinball.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:34 AM   #572 (permalink)
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I don't have the patience of fine tuning of shot selection to play tennis well, I'm all about power shots and power serves. Played tennis for school sport from Years 7-10 and won majority of my matches as well. Stopped playing when we could do ten-pin bowling in Year 11 though.
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Five setters are fun. If nobody turns up after our hour is up we carry on for as long as we can go. I beat my mate 5 sets to love once. We just keep going. Doubles is shit, I can't stand watching or playing it. Singles is what the game's all about, running all around the court, not just volley after volley. It's like bloody pinball.
I have only been 5 sets a couple of times, but it was fun. Perhaps my biggest test was against my mate who is a long distance runner, and is quite fast. So he didn't tire out, and i had to beat him with skill rather than condition. He was like David Ferrer, he'd make me play this one extra shot, and he never slowed down, but i beat him 6-4,6-7,5-7,6-1,6-3. I remember because i was last year and perhaps the best game i have ever had.

We did a mini tournament last year. We all gathered and took all the courts on the park and played this tournament, and the final was the match i mentioned above. They were 8 of us, spread over 2 courts. Played 1 set in the first round, 3 sets in the 2nd, and 5 in the final

Doubles is rubbish i agree, but sometimes, when they are plenty of us we have to do doubles because some of the courts are taken up.

Now, nobody wants to play, and the weather is crap. Shame really, so i have been playing top spin 4 instead
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Some nice weather today for a change, so i had a game. Tried some new stuff that i had seen during the tournament.
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Do you guys play tournaments?
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Na, just for fun. For someone who's not had coaching I'm not bad, but if I played an 11-year-old who has been coached for a bit I'd lose. It' scary when you've got young kids on the next court hitting the ball at the pace they do, younger girls especially.

My backhand's the worst part of my game, serve's not great but improving. I've got a strong forehand, drop shots, net play & instincts are good and I'm quick round court. As much as I love football, playing tennis is far better than any other sport including footy.
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I play mini tournaments with my mates. Nothing official.

The strongest parts of my game in comparison to everyone i have played is my serve (it's not a bullet, but i can serve at a good pace in good places of the court), the ability to read what my opponent is going to do, and placement of my shots.

My fault is my power, and my slice shots. But the rest of my game is decent compared to people i play.

But the main thing that seperates me from others is my ability to read things. When i played football, i got praised for my understanding of the game. I was not the best technically, but i have a good mind and ability to read things. It's the same with Tennis, and every other sport i watch. I seem to pick up what to do by watching pros play.

Technically i'm rubbish though. I would need a lot of coaching to play anyone good.
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I only play Football and Basketball. Is tennis really fun to play? I was playing Badminton few days ago with some of my mates and i sucked. I assume i would suck at tennis since both are similar sports.
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I only play Football and Basketball. Is tennis really fun to play? I was playing Badminton few days ago with some of my mates and i sucked. I assume i would suck at tennis since both are similar sports.
You'd get better the more you play. When i first started, i couldn't even serve from the backline. We sucked so bad, we had to play the doubles lines for singles. But the more i played, the better i got, and now me and friends can play proper tennis.

But it's fun to play, especially when you get some good rallies going.
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I only play Football and Basketball. Is tennis really fun to play? I was playing Badminton few days ago with some of my mates and i sucked. I assume i would suck at tennis since both are similar sports.
Tennis is one of the hardest sports to get "good" at, because of the technicality, athleticism, but if your just playing for fun, it's awesome I love it, although I play at a high level.
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