How much do you spend on tennis (not equipment) ?

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  1. firstblud

    firstblud Professional

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    e.g. lessons, membership, etc

    i spent about $1500 on lessons and gorup classes 2 years ago when i started to get into tennis and have really just been playing occasionally with friends since then. after the economy started hitting the pooper, I pulled back on spending on lessons, but now i'm feeling the itch to spend again.

    just curious to know how much people pay to improve their tennis? i've been getting a feel for the rates, and they haven't really dropped in this down economy (~$40/hr).
     
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  2. mtommer

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    Not a dime besides equipment. It is simply too expensive for me.
     
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  3. [osu]ilovecows

    [osu]ilovecows Rookie

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    same. only money i've spent is on equipment. i have many great players in the area willing to hit with me or give me tips.
     
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  4. user92626

    user92626 Legend

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    I just spend on gas and car to drive long distances to courts, sport drinks, electricity to surf the web for tips and clips, and a few extra bucks for Tennis Channel, 10 bucks to the group every 4months or so for balls.
     
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  5. tennisdad65

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    Location:
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    per year:
    2 Barricade V's + 2 Superfeet per year ~ $220
    Driving to the courts and back = $500
    public courts yearly fee = $125
    Racquets: I have all I need = $0
    Strings .. 5-6 sets of tonic+ natural gut a year = $150 .. now switching to Global gut :)
    balls ~35-40 cans per year = $75
    Apparel: socks/clothes = $100
    fitness/therapy/bandages/ice packs = $50

    Total = $1100
    Fun - Priceless
     
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  6. fattsoo

    fattsoo Semi-Pro

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    Only on tennis equiptments, and sometimes (maybe 2x a year) on indoor court fees
     
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  7. Double bagel

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    The money I save by not hiring some dummy who will just tell you "...ya know like Federer does it," now goes towards string and apparel...mainly halfway-decent shoes.
     
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  8. Dgpsx7

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    I have actually never taken a lesson but because of the fact that I look at a players weakness when I play them and I am a lefty who is pretty fast I do ok. Equipment isn't cheap especially because I love rackets but now that I found the racket for me(KPS88) the only real expense is time.
    Tennis may be the best game to play your whole life.
     
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  9. MomentumGT

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    $70 a month for club membership, sports drinks, $40 for a gym membership to get back to my college tennis days, or at least I hope so. Throw in gas on top of that as well.

    -Jon
     
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  10. SethIMcClaine

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    $5 in gas each trip to the courts tuesdays and thursdays (Lifted jeep about 13mpg)
    $15 for club dues, plenty of people there willing to give advice and play ball machine :p
     
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  11. nfor304

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    nothing except tournament entry fees, travel expenses and equipment
     
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  12. itracbui3

    itracbui3 Rookie

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    like 10 dollars on waterbottle and rackets and thats pretty much it. i bike to the courts so i save money on gas and i refill water from my house. theres alot of good people that goes to the courts and i just watch them play and they give me advices when i play them. some of them are coaches so i save money on lessons
     
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  13. Nonentity

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    per month: about 40 for strings( 2 restrings / mo), 10 for balls( 3-4 cans), + gas to get to the court 5 mins away. I buy a new racket and new shoes every year or so...
     
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  14. eyeball

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    I'm lucky to have three courts outside the building I live in that are free to use for residence. I've been coached by my father and play/practice with my brother and other local residence. not much cost for me other then tennis gear.
     
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  15. NickH87

    NickH87 Semi-Pro

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    I always buy tennis balls because I hate playing with deads, so around $13 or so for a 6pack every 2-3 weeks. Gas to the court, I saved a bunch of money on instructors because every monday and wednesday one coach sticks around the courts after he drills the kids and hits around with 3-4 of us. Gives us free tips and advice, cant beat it, he just wants to play with people old enough to hold a rally and is more than welcome to give us a few drills and ways to improve. I just started playing with a new guy who is far more experienced, but wants to help me, so I probably have a good instructor to help me work out the kinks.
     
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  16. Bungalo Bill

    Bungalo Bill G.O.A.T.

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    hahaha, sounds like someone here that we know. :)

    "Just do it like they do it."

    "Don't worry, you don't need that technical jargon, it will just come naturally, like the pros."
     
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  17. CHOcobo

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    for lessons and memberships....none. i only buy equipments and shoes. i think it's pretty stupid to pay $20/hr to play tennis while others are free. paying for lessons, i understand why but otherwise it's too much for me to pay as well.
     
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