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HunterST
02-17-2011, 01:57 PM
You know you play too much tennis if....

you close your car door with a windshield wiper finish.
you don't find it odd when people say they want "heavier balls."
You shadow your serve motion with the TV remote.


Keep it going!

Sorry if this has been done. The search function on this site makes it virtually impossible to find it if it has.

mightyrick
02-17-2011, 02:02 PM
... you accidentally schedule two matches at the same time on the same court. :-)

jmverdugo
02-17-2011, 02:27 PM
you elbow & ankles hurt, you shoulders do funny noises your knees fail you from time to time and your toe nails look like rusty iron sheets...

GPB
02-17-2011, 02:28 PM
... you walk around work shadow-swinging forehands and backhands, and your co-workers quit asking you about it a long time ago!

dlk
02-17-2011, 02:34 PM
Your pro/coach is on speed-dial.

Your 5 y/o knows who Nadal is.

SuperDuy
02-17-2011, 03:02 PM
your right side of your upper body is bigger then left ex arm forearm lats.. I hate that so much. arms not so much but for the lats it is.

Fandango
02-17-2011, 03:41 PM
You accidentally hit your three year old while practicing your forehand in the living room.


You got TTW as a bookmark and a desktop item.

Your wife gets mad at you when you hit on the garage door.

You play tennis on your birthday.

retlod
02-17-2011, 05:16 PM
Your dog's name is Sampras. :)

The Djoker
02-17-2011, 05:31 PM
...if you respond to forum threads like this one :)

T1000
02-17-2011, 05:32 PM
Your rotator cuff is completely destroyed (although that may be due to a combination of being a pitcher and quarterback, plus tennis for 14 years).

Love means nothing to you

Tennis_Monk
02-17-2011, 06:02 PM
You think bad service means bad serve.

Touch of Grey
02-17-2011, 06:41 PM
When 80 % of your clothes are tennis.

Larrysümmers
02-17-2011, 06:46 PM
You grab your gf's butt with a semi western grip.

PCXL-Fan
02-17-2011, 06:50 PM
When playing basketball, instead of aiming for the the hoop, you repeatedly aim towards the just inside the court base line.

defrule
02-17-2011, 10:29 PM
Followthrough on everything you do.

ReopeningWed
02-17-2011, 10:33 PM
You split-step every time you hear a loud noise.

jfish
02-17-2011, 11:05 PM
You aim for the line when parking a car on parking lot

Valdez737
02-17-2011, 11:44 PM
When you play the entire winter outside soveling snow off the court

ReopeningWed
02-18-2011, 01:30 AM
You aim for the line when parking a car on parking lot

I my license just last month, I don't have to aim when I do this :D

equinox
02-18-2011, 01:42 AM
the tournament desk comes out to greet you and says your courts reserved and ready whenever you feel like playing.

equinox
02-18-2011, 01:45 AM
when you're invited to an overseas $6000+ invitational only tournament through the TT forum. ala tonylars.

ryushen21
02-18-2011, 04:55 AM
You spend close to 50% of your workday either on TTW or checking threads you have posted on to see if anyone has responded so you can immediately argue or refute whatever claim was made.

TTW is the home page on your smartphone browser.

You have figured out the exact order of racquets that your unborn child will play with, which camps they will attend and just how quickly they can get a national ranking.

You walk around with a racquet in your hands just because you can.

philosoraptor
02-18-2011, 05:15 AM
You spend close to 50% of your workday either on TTW or checking threads you have posted on to see if anyone has responded so you can immediately argue or refute whatever claim was made.

TTW is the home page on your smartphone browser.

You have figured out the exact order of racquets that your unborn child will play with, which camps they will attend and just how quickly they can get a national ranking.

You walk around with a racquet in your hands just because you can.

LOL, I'm my study hall period right now, and I'm walking with a racquet in my hand right now

mikeler
02-18-2011, 06:03 AM
You accidentally hit your three year old while practicing your forehand in the living room.


You got TTW as a bookmark and a desktop item.

Your wife gets mad at you when you hit on the garage door.

You play tennis on your birthday.


You play tennis on HER birthday.

rommil
02-18-2011, 06:11 AM
You string your guitar with natural gut.............all at 57 lbs.

rommil
02-18-2011, 06:13 AM
When your wife starts nagging you for something she thinks you didn't accomplish, you raise your arm, one finger in the air and says " challenge please".

PimpMyGame
02-18-2011, 06:13 AM
You know you play too much tennis if...

...when thinking of moving, you refuse to view a property unless it has a tennis court or land to build one.

...you smuggle your kit out of the house in the morning so your wife won't know you've got a cheeky match planned.

...you'd rather restring a couple of your frames than go for a beer with your mates.

...you're sizing up every tennis court-sized spare bit of space at work and try to work out how you can convince the boss that a work tennis club would be great for staff morale.

...you start using tennis racket names as your online passwords.

Manus Domini
02-18-2011, 06:27 AM
You accidentally brake your cell-phone shadow-swinging a forehand.

You walk through school carrying a shovel to clean the tennis courts.

You use Roger Federer as an example of evolution in human genetics for a biology report (I actually did too :lol:)

You insult your friends by calling them pushers.

You read the Bible as a metaphor for Federer vs. Nadal, where Federer is the struggling Israelites and Nadal is their oppressors

athiker
02-18-2011, 07:10 AM
You smash your racquet........on the arm of your living room couch shadow swinging.

rommil
02-18-2011, 07:15 AM
You overspeed on purpose to get pulled over by the state trooper, then take your racket out and ask the officer to measure your swing speed with the speed gun.

*breaksracquet
02-18-2011, 07:15 AM
when you have dreams of getting your hair cut with a tennis racquet....

Breaker
02-18-2011, 07:22 AM
When the ceiling has skid marks on it because you got a little bit too excited about practicing your new serve motion.

...and then you wake up the people upstairs because you did it at 3 A.M.

Xisbum
02-18-2011, 07:26 AM
... you accidentally schedule two matches at the same time on the same court. :-)

...with your wife and your girlfriend. :oops:

JRstriker12
02-18-2011, 07:30 AM
-At work or on vaction, you can be seen shadow-swinging, practicing your forehand.
-If your car's floor mats are covered in green fuzz
-You can't fit groceries in your trunk because your tennis bag and ball hopper take up too much room.
-You use NTRP to measure your skill for things other than tennis - I'm a 5.0 cook - a 5.5 when it comes to the grill, I'm a 3.0 when it comes to gardening, etc.
-Your key lanyard says "I love tennis" ;)
-You have a couch apolstered in tennis ball felt.

JRstriker12
02-18-2011, 07:31 AM
...with your wife and your girlfriend. :oops:

Ouch! The dangers of mixed dubs ;)

Andres
02-18-2011, 08:34 AM
When your wife starts nagging you for something she thinks you didn't accomplish, you raise your arm, one finger in the air and says " challenge please".
Hahaha! Epic!

PCXL-Fan
02-18-2011, 08:37 AM
You just won your premier tournament, and 2.5 days later you have to travel to another tournament to play.

So you win your first match there in 3 tough set. Then just 13.5 hours later you have to play your 2nd match. You win that in 3, but then you have to play your next match 20 hours later. So so as you are on the cusp of winning that in 3 sets your mind turns to what the tournament directors will throw at you schedule wise in the semis...

DownTheLine
02-18-2011, 08:44 AM
When there's tennis ball fuzz on my xbox controller

JRstriker12
02-18-2011, 09:39 AM
When there's tennis ball fuzz on my xbox controller

Dayam! How did you do that? I get tennis fuzzy all up in my car and on my warm-ups and sometimes on the rug in the living room, but on the Xbox controler?

Manus Domini
02-18-2011, 09:46 AM
When your wife starts nagging you for something she thinks you didn't accomplish, you raise your arm, one finger in the air and says " challenge please".

Or when you get wrong answers on your test :lol:

Dave M
02-18-2011, 09:49 AM
you watch tennis on tv with a racquet in your hand.

Your wii controller gets taped to an old racquet when playing to keep that match v fed authentic.

Manus Domini
02-18-2011, 12:44 PM
When someone tries to point out your faults, you immediately start ranting about how high a serve percentage you have.

When your friend tells you he "aced that test" you ask for score.

Buffster
02-18-2011, 12:49 PM
You shadow your serve motion with the TV remote.
*whistles* :oops:

Say Chi Sin Lo
02-18-2011, 05:58 PM
When you use racquet patterns and tension to explain extracellular matrix collagen stacking and stiffness at a lab meeting, and have it make sense.

HunterST
02-18-2011, 07:47 PM
When the ceiling has skid marks on it because you got a little bit too excited about practicing your new serve motion.

...and then you wake up the people upstairs because you did it at 3 A.M.

Yeeeahp. Got about 3 marks on the ceiling. :(

adrian10spro
02-18-2011, 08:22 PM
You overspeed on purpose to get pulled over by the state trooper, then take your racket out and ask the officer to measure your swing speed with the speed gun.

hahaha! so what's your swing speed???

dlk
02-19-2011, 11:27 AM
When something is determined it's always, "game, set, match."

sureshs
02-19-2011, 11:51 AM
You reject beautiful women since they are not yet 3.0

mtommer
02-19-2011, 12:41 PM
When you have mapped all the good wall hitting buildings in town in case all the courts are taken due to college or junior tournament play.

mtommer
02-19-2011, 12:43 PM
You reject beautiful women since they are not yet 3.0

When you tell a beautiful woman she is maaayyybbbeee a 3 on a good day. :shock::D

Manus Domini
02-20-2011, 12:21 PM
When you tell a beautiful woman she is maaayyybbbeee a 3 on a good day. :shock::D

And if she's afraid to slap you because you are holding a racket lol

ProgressoR
02-20-2011, 10:42 PM
I am thinking of changing my mobile phone because it does a bad job of providing a realistic feeling of changing grips for FH, BH etc.

When in the lift, i take my phone and practice changing grips and even do a short stroke, only a few inches movement, but its there, in my mind I am playing the whole stroke, working on prep, or follow through or whatever.

Not a moment to lose.

ryushen21
02-21-2011, 08:00 AM
When you practice your strokes without a racquet in hand but you still make the ball impact sound with your mouth.

jswinf
02-21-2011, 12:49 PM
You like to drink water out of tennis ball cans, and your "china cabinet" has a set of 1000 "water glasses."

Manus Domini
02-21-2011, 12:59 PM
This is a little crude, but I'm a teenager so bear with me please

When you don't see the inuendo when you are told to bend your knees and get to the ball.

There outa my system

another (not crude one) When you want to learn to drive just so you can get to the tennis courts without your parents giving you a ride lol

pabletion
02-21-2011, 02:05 PM
when, for you, theres no better smell in the whole wide world as the smell of FRESH BALLS

Sid_Vicious
02-21-2011, 03:20 PM
When you fantasize about serving a tennis ball right at a boring professor in a huge lecture hall.

When you wonder how much sidespin a centrifuge can put on a tennis ball.

When you consider buying radar guns to measure your serve speed even though you are a recreational player.

When finding a fresh green tennis ball randomly in your house gives you euphoric sensations.

When you try to hit run around windshield wiper forehands in ping poing.

When you try to apply slice,side-spin, or topspin to your shots and serves in wii tennis.

rovex
02-21-2011, 03:26 PM
When you forget to turn off the incessant ringing alarm clock to go to work in the morning.

Manus Domini
02-21-2011, 06:40 PM
When you use your forehand to clear your windshield during the rain, or try to anyway

jman
02-21-2011, 07:12 PM
When you miss your girlfriends 21st birthday because you have competition the following sunday morning.

When you go on holidays around the world, instead of admiring the sites you always ask 'where are the nearest tennis courts.'

When you own several tennis games on PC, iPhone, PS3 and Wii.

Vermillion
02-21-2011, 08:18 PM
You know you don't play enough tennis when you go to the gym with weights-in-mind, but succumbed to shadow-stroking (grow up) half the time you are there.

SirGounder
02-21-2011, 08:48 PM
You reject beautiful women since they are not yet 3.0

Yeah that's just wrong, what you do is offer to practice with them and show off your skills at their private tennis court.

pabletion
02-22-2011, 07:02 AM
When you add lead tape at 3 & 9 oclock of your Wii remote............... you know youre playin too much tennis.

VaththalKuzhambu
02-22-2011, 07:08 AM
This tickled my ribs.

When you add lead tape at 3 & 9 oclock of your Wii remote............... you know youre playin too much tennis.

sureshs
02-22-2011, 12:27 PM
Yeah that's just wrong, what you do is offer to practice with them and show off your skills at their private tennis court.

No, frankly, I have met my share of gorgeous 2.5 women, and I prefer old 4.0 men any day :-) At a certain point in your life, tennis becomes more important.

[d]ragon
02-23-2011, 09:15 AM
when you practice your fist pumps and come ons when no ones around


<--- guilty as charged :lol:

VaththalKuzhambu
02-23-2011, 10:06 AM
This is too ambiguous. 'Have met' is way different than 'have had'.

No, frankly, I have met my share of gorgeous 2.5 women, and I prefer old 4.0 men any day :-) At a certain point in your life, tennis becomes more important.

rommil
02-23-2011, 04:06 PM
When you log on to TTW while waiting for Anthony Bourdain to go Onstage at the Shubert in New Haven.

TheBoom
02-23-2011, 04:44 PM
You hit Your bro in the face with your racker because je walked into you swinging

You guess a match point for point

Donny0627
02-23-2011, 04:50 PM
...You spend part of your christmas morning calling people up to find a hitting partner for the next day

TheBoom
02-23-2011, 05:06 PM
...You spend part of your christmas morning calling people up to find a hitting partner for the next day

Or the day of *cough

Larrysümmers
02-23-2011, 05:08 PM
i can relate to that. well as in my birthday, 4th of july etc lol

Topspin24
02-23-2011, 07:53 PM
...if hearing a tennis can open excites you as much as shaking a bag of food excites a dog.

vandre
02-24-2011, 12:07 PM
When you try to apply slice,side-spin, or topspin to your shots and serves in wii tennis.

...which is why i despise wii tennis as much as i hate guitar hero!!!! :evil:

anyway...

you know you play too much tennis when even your dress shoes show signs of "toe-drag"!

jswinf
02-24-2011, 02:14 PM
You know you don't play enough tennis when you go to the gym with weights-in-mind, but succumbed to shadow-stroking (grow up) half the time you are there.

Hey, If I'da knowed it was a shadow, I wouldn'tve stroked it.

mtommer
02-24-2011, 02:57 PM
You know you play to much tennis if the polos you wear to work coincide with Federer's match outfit for the current tournament going on; matched to day and night time sessions of course.

Larrysümmers
02-24-2011, 04:20 PM
hey mtommer why are you wearing that pink polo to this very redneck bar? lmao :~D

mtommer
02-24-2011, 04:42 PM
Imagine if I walked in Fed's man purse too! LOLIMM!

Manus Domini
02-24-2011, 04:54 PM
You know you play to much tennis if the polos you wear to work coincide with Federer's match outfit for the current tournament going on; matched to day and night time sessions of course.

or they are the same type lol

Ronaldo
02-24-2011, 05:02 PM
You cannot hit the ball out. Actually had this happen while using a Wilson PS 6.0 85. Nirvana

HunterST
02-24-2011, 07:59 PM
When you play a close game of ping pong with a friend and you keep commenting that "it's like Federer vs. Nadal!"

TheBoom
02-25-2011, 02:05 PM
When you play a close game of ping pong with a friend and you keep commenting that "it's like Federer vs. Nadal!"

So the ball would hit the ceiling lol :)

OldButGame
02-25-2011, 02:23 PM
You look like this when You go to bed at night,....

http://i51.tinypic.com/izlqw9.jpg

eliza
02-25-2011, 02:54 PM
If you cannot fall asleep b/c...you are shadowing a WW FH while in bed...................

fearlesslefty
02-25-2011, 05:35 PM
*you have indentions in your walls the size of tennis balls from practicing your volleys over and over in your room :)

*if you see someone on the street wearing the newest tennis shoes and you stop to ask them how long they've been playing and what stick they hit with (guilty)

CStennis11
02-26-2011, 06:41 AM
When your two year old son practices shadow strokes with you because he watches his crazy father do them all day.

TheBoom
02-27-2011, 07:50 AM
When a clueless girlfriend asks about tennis you take 10 texts to explain the very basics of the game

When you become an unofficial recruiter for your high school team gettin all your friends to play

OldButGame
02-27-2011, 08:02 AM
When a clueless girlfriend asks about tennis you take 10 texts to explain the very basics of the game

When you become an unofficial recruiter for your high school team gettin all your friends to play
^^^ Good ones!!!!!! :lol:

Ronaldo
02-27-2011, 08:40 AM
When a clueless girlfriend asks about tennis you take 10 texts to explain the very basics of the game

When you become an unofficial recruiter for your high school team gettin all your friends to play

Easier to teach her the proper forehand and backhand grip using the hand-over-hand method. To bend her knees and reach up on the serve. How back-in-the-day we held two balls when we served. The feel of a leather grip. Texting? Explain volleyball

Sid_Vicious
02-27-2011, 08:55 AM
When instead of counting sheep to fall asleep you play out tennis points in your head.

TheBoom
02-27-2011, 09:10 AM
Easier to teach her the proper forehand and backhand grip using the hand-over-hand method. To bend her knees and reach up on the serve. How back-in-the-day we held two balls when we served. The feel of a leather grip. Texting? Explain volleyball

I was teaching her the basic rules lol but all i know about volleyball is spankies and our team won state lol

Sid_Vicious
02-27-2011, 10:06 AM
When your mother is angry at you on a regular basis for damaging household property with unnecessary racquet swinging.

Larrysümmers
02-27-2011, 10:11 AM
"Sid, what the hell, this is the third lamp you broke this week."
"Sorry mom, I was working on my Reverse Forehand finish."

Sid_Vicious
02-27-2011, 10:15 AM
"Sid, what the hell, this is the third lamp you broke this week."
"Sorry mom, I was working on my Reverse Forehand finish."
lol. Thankfully I have not practiced my boris becker dive yet.

Ronaldo
02-27-2011, 10:23 AM
lol. Thankfully I have not practiced my boris becker dive yet.

Save the dive for the Holidays, the relatives will appreciate it.

HunterST
05-19-2011, 01:08 PM
you try to guess what your NTRP level would be at other sports if they had rating systems like tennis.

NLBwell
05-19-2011, 01:36 PM
When you include a picture of a Wilson Triad racket to illustrate vibration damping materials in a proposal to DARPA.
(Yes, I did.)

Ronaldo
05-19-2011, 05:29 PM
You need to take a day off from work to wash tennis clothes.