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Old 09-05-21, 10:11 AM
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Tennis is a sissy game

You will find out fast once you play tennis how in or out of shape you are Tennis is hard and will expose your weak areas right away. Tennis was fun when I played an opponent that was equally as crummy as myself. Great game to keep the reflexes in shape as well as aerobic conditioning. Watching the US open this morning. 100+ mph serves
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Tennis is hard... to WATCH. The athleticism is admirable, but the game is no more interesting than watching billiards or golf.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
Tennis is hard... to WATCH. The athleticism is admirable, but the game is no more interesting than watching billiards or golf.
Don't forget a 100 mile bicycle race. (TdF, Giro, Vuelta, or any of the others).
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
You will find out fast once you play tennis how in or out of shape you are Tennis is hard and will expose your weak areas right away. Tennis was fun when I played an opponent that was equally as crummy as myself. Great game to keep the reflexes in shape as well as aerobic conditioning. Watching the US open this morning. 100+ mph serves
Try watching pickleball. How did it become so popular? I'm in California, so I guess that answers my question.

Boring as all can get, I'd rather play (or watch) a good game of tennis.
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Old 09-05-21, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by skidder View Post
Don't forget a 100 mile bicycle race. (TdF, Giro, Vuelta, or any of the others).
Right. Tennis on TV would be more watchable if played on a mountain road, or a cobbled goat path, with drunk spectators in silly costumes.
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Old 09-05-21, 02:15 PM
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It's a sport of more advanced skills that take more time to learn, starting preferably in childhood.
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Today, I got the satisfaction of finally setting down my paint brush, sitting back with a glass of iced tea, and watching my house paint dry.
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Yup this stuff is a win. Drinking it slowly and enjoying. Great for watering the grass lol.

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When I was a kid my grandmother lived in a neighborhood with a community pool, tennis courts, shuffleboard (?), and other common things like basketball court. One summer while I was staying with her she opted to get all the grandkids tennis lessons. I cannot recall the name of the lady, but was an ex professional player and we worked our asses off out there learning to play tennis. For a couple of years I could play a recreational game, wasn't too bad. When it gets "real" it is SO SO rough on your knees and ankles. Even as a kid it hurt. I think I would die even attempting to play now.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
Right. Tennis on TV would be more watchable if played on a mountain road, or a cobbled goat path, with drunk spectators in silly costumes.
Good point. Tennis with all (or most of) those would make it more entertaining for fans and T.V. viewers, and give commentators something else to comment about.
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Seems like the popularity of recreational tennis has declined dramatically. In the 70s, it was hard to find an open court evenings and weekends. Now I seldom see much use and there's always a court available.

Haven't played since the 70s myself.
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Originally Posted by jon c. View Post
Seems like the popularity of recreational tennis has declined dramatically. In the 70s, it was hard to find an open court evenings and weekends. Now I seldom see much use and there's always a court available.

Haven't played since the 70s myself.
This same comparison could be made to any outdoor physical activity IMO.
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
This same comparison could be made to any outdoor physical activity IMO.
Bicycling for recreational purposes, as well as walking, running and jogging seem more popular now, at least among adults, than seen in the 70's IMO.
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I will admit that at my over 50 age I am not interested in doing tennis again even though I would love it. Not interested in wrecking my knee or ankle ... got other spots to enjoy --- you got to pick your spots :-)
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Sorta strange, but after I gave up golf for cycling, I still love watching the PGA tour. I watched all of the men's tournament during the Olympics. It was great drama. And I still find professional cycling a complete bore.

Enough about that, it's football season!
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Sorta strange, but after I gave up golf for cycling, I still love watching the PGA tour. I watched all of the men's tournament during the Olympics. It was great drama. And I still find professional cycling a complete bore.

Enough about that, it's football season!
I like watching the PGA tour, and Ive only played once.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Sorta strange, but after I gave up golf for cycling, I still love watching the PGA tour. I watched all of the men's tournament during the Olympics. It was great drama. And I still find professional cycling a complete bore.

Enough about that, it's football season!
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I like watching the PGA tour, and I’ve only played once.
I hope you guys caught the BMW Championship - the back 9 and playoff is about as exciting as golf gets and he did it again with clutch putting this past weekend for the Fed Ex Cup. Paddy Ice !


https://www.pgatour.com/video/2021/0...hampionsh.html
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When I retire it will be riding and golf on alternate days. I'll take a day off once a week for yard work.
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I hope you guys caught the BMW Championship - the back 9 and playoff is about as exciting as golf gets.
Yeah, I pretty much caught all of that. Reminded me of the 2016 Open when Lefty and Stenson were going back and forth.

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Tennis is too hard for fat white or any other colored guys to play. When I won the open division city championship I had to play 5 matches in 1 weekend in humid 90+ degree weather. I quit playing golf because I walk and carry and everyone else rides. Local tennis is dead and local golf tournaments are all scrambles. I caddied some on a few mini tours and and I strung rackets at some tennis satellite events. Life is excruciatingly fun at the lower levels of sport , if you can survive
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I thought I was good until I played a girl that was on the college tennis team. She was pretty my game was ugly
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I loved playing tennis as a kid. As a teenager I got to play on some pristine grass courts a few times, and it gave me a whole new respect for pros. It was not easy compared to clay or cement.
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You watched golf?
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Playing at a group sport is fun no matter how you look at it. And getting some of those unused muscles activity is even better. I remember my little brother in his 20s getting out of his car and dragging his privates in the dirt to get into the house. I asked him what happened, he said he went to aerobics with his girlfriend... Man, he never did that again...
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I played tennis with my mom once.

She whooped me. Blisters on my hands. All tired out.

Never played tennis again.

In my defense, she really wanted a partner that day. I never in my life woke up thinking I really want to play tennis today. Ive always wanted to get good at tennis.
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