How do you find time to play tennis?

Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by Nooji, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Nooji

    Nooji New User

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    As a college student, I have been very busy (at least for this semester). I never seem to have free time and always have something due each week. I have 3 classes, 2 labs, and work each week to keep me busy. I have 1 early day that I get out of school and the 4 consecutive days, I either have labs or work that keep me occupied until the sun goes down. Is anyone else just as busy as me and is still able to find time to play tennis?
     
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  2. RidiculousForm

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    I have 5 classes and I normally play matches on Monday and Tuesday nights at least, maybe Wednesday and Thursday as well. Throw in a day of rest, and then a couple of days of going to the courts with the cage of balls to practice serves on weekends. I have plenty of time.

    I'm a 3rd year math major.
     
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  3. cwalbridge

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    Being a high school player, its not hard to find time to play..usually practice is every other day if not every day, and we have matches all the time and i hit with my brother and friends often.
     
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  4. Nooji

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    I miss playing in high school. Its easy to find time with others in high school because everyone has the same schedule time as you but in college, your friends can have different majors and different class times to even get together.

    Right now, I am a 2nd year biochem major. It is tough to get together with someone when they have work too and a different busy schedule from yours. = (
     
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  5. Tennisman912

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    Nooji,

    If memory serves, that is only 11 credit hours per semester if your 3 main classes are 3 credits and labs are 1 credit as when I was in school. That wouldn’t even be full time, as we needed 12 credit hours to be full time. If they are 4 credits each that is 14 hours, (which I doubt) which isn’t a huge load. You have plenty of time you just need to manage your time better, assuming you aren't working full time too, which isn't the impression I got from your post.

    I took up to 18-19 credit hours (by semester) and never less than 15 per semester, played college tennis at least 2 hours a day 6 days a week not counting traveling, played intramural basketball, not to mention social “activities” and other things.

    My point is you have more time now to play than you will later in life. Use your time of no responsibilities to it’s fullest because it won’t last much longer. Probably not what you wanted to hear but that was my experience.

    Good luck

    TM
     
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  6. Nooji

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    Eh, my school is different

    Organic 2 = 3 credits
    Organic 2 lab = 2 credits
    Advanced Spanish 4 credits
    Physics = 4 credits
    Physics lab = 2 credits

    Labs last up to 4-5 hours each and each occur once a week.

    Altogether its 15 credits. But when I am out in the real world, there isn't really any free time? = / I was wishing to join a tennis club and play against various people as an adult. But I will remember about using my time now than later. I spent last summer stuck with Chemistry. This summer, I think I will take a break.
     
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  7. Tennisman912

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    Nooji,

    My labs were very long as well. Ah, the memories of anatomy lab. Wasn’t trying to be negative. Trust us. Enjoy your time now. You will understand in 10 years what I mean.

    After graduation, join your local tennis club, join the USTA and play as much as you can. As people get older, they invariably start giving other things priority. Not everyone but almost.

    Good luck

    TM
     
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