How young are we?

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How young are we?

  1. Teenager (pure hormone!)

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  2. 20s (pure power)

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  3. 30s (Getting smarter)

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  4. 40s (Best balance of brawn and brain)

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  5. 50s (Wisdom and experience)

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  6. 60s (I've seen everything and I know everything!)

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  1. Tenny

    Tenny Professional

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    Just curious. How young are you and have long have you been playing?

    I am 35 yr YOUNG and have been playing for 2.5 years.

    T.

    Ooops, 70 and above is gone (By accident). It was
    <70 and above, I am a god> Sorry folks in that group. How can I fix a poll? :(
     
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  2. PusherMan

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    Will be cool to see how the poll takes shape.

    27 here. Been playing for about 16 years. Semi-regular 4.5-5.0 Southern Cali tournament player.
     
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  3. Brettolius

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    25 here. been playing for 3 years. played and excelled in the other sports growing up, and very sorry i missed out on tennis then, because now it's by far my favorite.
     
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  4. Tenny

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    Brettolius, What else sports have you tried? And why is tennis your favorite BY FAR now? And which sport experience helped you tennis most?

    Tenny.
     
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  5. Brettolius

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    soccer from a young age, baseball, football,basketball. i was a pitcher and shortstop in baseball and i would say by far that has helped my tennis, as far as my service motion being real smooth and getting effortless power on it, plus setting people up in a similar fashion as a pitcher, regarding pitch versus serve selection. i still play soccer and that certainly helps with my fitness and footwork, but i think the kinetic chain is now sort of naturally ingrained by the constant drilling in baseball, and all the studying i did of a sound pitching motion. i also played quarterback through high school, and i threw on the run alot so that helped my balance and technique as far a loading and whipping a running forhand. i always kind of liked tennis but never took it up, just hit a few times with my parents, but i don't know specifically what it is that draws me to it. its like hitting a baseball is fun,and for alot of folks, that's the highlight of playing hardball. same with tennis, except you get to hit it time and time again, and i also love the fact that you can manipulate the ball with spins and different touches and techniques. to me its sorta zen-like. sorry for ramble
     
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  6. tennisboy87

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    I'm 17. Been playing since I was 5. I am a sectionally ranked junior (MO Valley section).
     
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  7. thejackal

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    Im 15, playing for 2 summers seriously.
     
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  8. thejerk

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    jackal, does it leave a skid mark?
     
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  9. Tenny

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    C'mon, where are all the 30s?

    Uh, tennisboy87, then your 87 means you were born in 1987? Same with Sharapova and Kirilenko. Maybe you will make a breakthrough soon. BTW, I went to college in 1987... :shock:
     
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  10. Trey

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    *raises hand*

    I played a lot as a teenager. I am sure there were several summers I was playing >20 hours/week. I never played competitively just among family and friends. I mostly did track and cross country in high school as far as team sports.

    I took a huge break for about 15 years and started up again about a couple years ago. At first just once a week again with friends. I decided to get serious in the last year playing leagues/ladders/tourneys.
     
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  11. tykrum

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    I am 20, higher level 4.5, been playing for 8.5 years. I took up tennis initially because I really liked sports in elementary school, but I just wasn't as good at football and basketball as all my friends. None of them played tennis though, so it was a sport that I could be the best at in my grade. Kinda funny to think of that now, I think tennis has made me a much better athlete though over the years. Now I try to play as many sports as I can, and I am better at football than most of them are now. I think that might be because I have developed softer hands due to playing tennis.
     
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  12. Deuce

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    "How can I fix a poll?"

    Don't you mean "How can I fix a Pole?"
    I saw this one once in a joke book. But I forget the punch line.

    So, ok - I give up. How can you fix a Pole?

    (Late 30s. Been playing for - WOW - most of my existence. 24 years.)
     
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  13. tennisboy87

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    Tenny,

    Yeah, I was born in 1987. I don't think I'll be playing on the pro tour anytime soon, but I am going to be playing Div 1 tennis as soon as I can decide on a school. College sure is a hard decision.
     
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  14. Tenny

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    Deuce, fellow 30s-er,
    I cannot fix even a poll so no idea how to fix a pole... :(
    Erm, well, as you can see, there isn't an option for 70 and above. I meant to put one (70s and above: I am a god) option for those time-tested warriors but I must have made a mistake while I was starting this thread. I couldn't figure out how to edit this poll (how to add that missing option). My apology to them.

    Also, good luck to you in 2005, Tennisboy87!

    Tenny.
    :D
     
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  15. tennismx

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    I was born in 1987 too! I've played for a few years and now I'm on the girls tennis team at my high school.
     
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  16. Camilio Pascual

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    I'm 54 and have been playing for 48 years. Started July 2, 1956.
     
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  17. Trey

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    you remember the exact day you started playing tennis? Must have been a pretty memorable day! 8)
     
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  18. Camilio Pascual

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    It was my sixth birthday and my Grandpa, a tennis coach, gave me a racquet & took me out onto the courts.
     
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  19. andfor

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    39 years old.

    28 years.
     
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  20. Tenny

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    That's so sweet!
     
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