Are you obsessed with Tennis?

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  1. crash1929

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    Tell us about it.
     
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  2. Sentinel

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    I am obsessed with aubergine.
     
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  3. norbac

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    I am obsessed with Sentinel.
     
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  4. Chico

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    Yes I am. Everything about it. From following pro players to trying to figure out correct strings and tensions for my racquet.
     
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    I'm not really obsessed with tennis, I just think about it all night and day.
     
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  6. Steady Eddy

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    Sometimes I'm obsessed, esp. if I think I've made a break through. Eventually I stop improving, or have a real bad day, and stay away from it. Then the cycle repeats all over again.
     
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  7. acura9927

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    used to be till I got worn out chasing a fuzzy yellow ball and all that sweating. Now into biking and motorcycles.
     
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  8. Bad_Knee

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    I make my living by betting on tennis, so I have to be...It's given me a comfortable life.
     
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  9. George-Federer

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    If everything from the moment you wake up till the moment you fell asleep in the evening has something to do with tennis is a called a tennis obsession then yes I am obsessed to tennis.
     
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  10. uncle pollo

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    Used to be obsessed with bicycling and motorcycles and now I rather hit the backboard.
     
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  11. RogueFLIP

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    Paintball obsession 1995-2010.
    Tennis obsession 2011-present.
     
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    I am obsessed with eating bacon.
     
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  13. magnut

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    when I started playing tennis I ran four miles to the club and four miles home just to practice hitting serves in the winter...no joke.

    as a beginner i was playing four hours a day and training training another two. i literally got kicked out of the club every night.

    I was breaking strings every 2 days on average.

    I practiced many times in the rain.

    i used to sneak out at night and hit serves in the dark of night on courts with no lights. sometimes with no strings in my racquet.

    I have passed out and thrown up on court due to heat exhaustion.

    i dont just watch tennis. I record it and analyze matches over and over. I have over 1500 dvds of tennis matches going back to the 60s.

    If your not obsessed with tennis you will never be any good.

    i skipped out on my prom date to play tennis because i was riding a wave that week and things were just clicking.

    what else are you going to do...sit at home and watch tv? Play video games and candy crush?

    when people tell me they dont have time to for tennis i kind of laugh. Of course now people tell me I am a natural and tennis is just easy for people like me...LOL. They have no clue.
     
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    I haven't seen you at any of the meetings
     
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    Hi, Kyra! Betcha Kevin appreciates your obsession!:twisted:
     
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  16. Team10

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    I sleep with my tennis racquets and use my 12 pack GOAT Tecnifibre bag as a pillow. I have a dog with no dog toys, just tennis balls. When I have a son some day I'm naming him Dennis. Don't get me started on Ping Pong.
     
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  17. OTMPut

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    Impressive. Keep it up!


    May be you you heard Arnold speaking about secret to success. Or this one.
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lsSC2vx7zFQ
     
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  18. magnut

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    I was younger then. My kids sucked the fire out of me. now its just waiting for them to get old enough to grind it out with them on court.

    This is a fun thread though and has brought back memories. its got me thinking back to how nutty I was.

    oh yeah, I broke my hand after I choked a match away and hit a brick wall...real smart (at least i used my left hand though). So I cut the cast off for the next few tournaments. after the matches i would tape it back on.

    i spent a lot of time sleeping in the car at tournaments as money was tight.

    Its amazing how hard you compete when you are broke and sleeping in your car.
     
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  19. OTMPut

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    May be your kids will work harder than you did and beat you to pulp on the court! They have an inspiration right at home.


    Makes you wonder how difficult it must be for the top guys to keep working harder and harder and compete when they have all the comforts of a luxury life!
     
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  20. magnut

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    LOL...the way these little magnuts are going they will be in jail or out robbing banks.

    My four year old is some semi genius math wiz and my two year old thinks hes braveheart running around destroying the house with his sword and shield. We had to watch a friends dog last week and i think he scared her for life. when hes not doing that hes taking off his clothes and running around naked peeing on the floor.

    Like I said....kids take the fire right out of you. There is a reason Hewitt hasnt done a whole lot the last few years.
     
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  21. crash1929

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    i get that way too. right now i'm in a break through phase combined with poor competition.

    i have a problem,lol
     
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  22. crash1929

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    "i skipped out on my prom date to play tennis because i was riding a wave that week and things were just clicking."

    LMFAO this might be the funniest thing I've ever read on this forum.

    Respect
     
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  23. crash1929

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    "my two year old thinks hes braveheart running around destroying the house with his sword and shield"

    so i guess swords are big with two year olds. same thing with my nephew but he thinks he's darth vader
     
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  24. magnut

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    I think boys and men are just programed to like weapons and violence. its just a male thing. Guns, knives, slingshots etc. etc.

    girls it seems like clothes....and talking...all the time.
     
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    Off topic- do you have a one or two hand backhand?
     
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    Great post!
     
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    I can pretty much do everything but chose to play with a one hander. The only shot I could never get a handle on is the two handed forehand. thats a tough one. when you have a ball machine there really isnt much you cannot learn in this game if your willing to put in the time. My tennis tutor pretty much went everywhere with me.

    i had to learn how to play left handed after i wrecked my elbow from poly. It took a full year to heal.
     
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  29. Vcore89

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    What was your string tension (on a full bed?)?
     
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  30. magnut

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    hard to say it was a long time ago before everyone was raving about poly. it was under 50. Probably around 45. at the time I was trying to find string that wasnt breaking so fast as i was going through racquets every 45 minutes. It doesnt seem like a big deal but when you have to string 5 frames every day it really starts wearing on you.

    before that i was useing 15 gauge kevlar and i never had elbow problems. In fact i never had elbow problems in my life before poly. it probably took a year and a half for it to finally get me.
     
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    Thanks for the response. Reason being, I'm using a full bed of lux alu power varying at 60-63 pounds (nearly 5-6 years now).

    Although, I hear lots of negative feedback regarding TE with polys, it seems just fine to me thus far. Just to err on the side of caution, I thought I'd ask...
     
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  32. magnut

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    there are a lot of factors that could have led to TE for me...bad poly, playing too much etc. Strength is not one of them and I am pretty injury resistant. It just wasnt worth it to me in the end. I didnt find my shots had anymore power or spin. Nothing real relevant that made a difference anyways in terms of my approach to the game. If anything it took a lot of feel away. I hated volleying and serving with poly. I loved kevlar and will probably go back to it eventually.
     
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  33. CoachSubway

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    How do you keep from having nervous breakdowns during nailbiter matches?
     
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  34. heninfan99

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    I used to be. I am now in recovery.
     
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  35. Chico

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    Yes I am indeed.
     
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    No way. Your got to have a post count of at least 2000 to qualify for being obessed with tennis.
     
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