On-Court Rituals?

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  1. Brendan

    Brendan Rookie

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    Here are my oncourt rituals.


    I always use the red score cards for my score, and the black ones for my opponent.

    After the warm up, I try to be the one to spin the racket.

    If my opponent spins the racket, I always choose the down option (down, D, M, etc)

    If I win the racket spin, I always choose to receive first no matter how good my opponents serve is (my serve is one of the best parts of my game)

    If I get on the court first before my opponent I go to the far side of the court to warm up.

    If I win a point with a certain ball and I'm serving, Ill serve with that ball again.

    After a point, If there's a ball up at the net or in another court, I'll go and get that before the next point.

    Well, that's all I can think of. What are yours?
     
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  2. mozzer

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    Use the same ball if i serve an ace etc (i think most do that)
    If a ball is in the net and i win the point i will leave it there
     
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  3. Hatari!

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    I try to always return first.

    Next, I try to start on the side facing the sun, so when I first serve, I don't have to deal with it.

    The last song I heard will play consistently through my head, no matter what it is.
     
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  4. WNocturne

    WNocturne New User

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    i have no ritual
     
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  5. cujays

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    i always ending up hearing the last song i heard befor going on court
    no matter the song
     
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  6. himynameisminh

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    If i'm on court first, far side to practice

    Leave a clutter of balls on the court

    that's about it haha
     
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  7. tennisdude42

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    bounce the ball five times
     
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  8. mozzer

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    Yeah, i bounce the ball 3 times before first serve and once before second serve. I also also sing any song that comes to mind.
     
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  9. halalula1234

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    i always bounce the ball twice before every serve first or second.

    I get really frustrated and emotional when there's heavy winds blowing into my face and the ball all over the courts. I started yelling out wind and stuff..cus it gets me mad!
     
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  10. Teamtomo

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    i bounce the ball 3 times and spin my raquet in my hand just before i return
     
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  11. rabidturtle

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    I line up my water bottles and pick my butt like nadal!
     
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  12. Toxicmilk

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    shake my head a little before each serve because my bangs get in the way...
    and after a point (if im serving), I pull down my sleeves because they always fly up after I serve.
     
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  13. Mdubb23

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    Wow I have a lot:

    -Never step on lines between points
    -Bounce ball 4x before both first and second serves
    -Recieve first
    -Always spin my racquet
    -Always choose "down" on my opponent's racquet
    -Always adjust strings before every point
    -Always be last to go on court after changeovers

    yeah, that's it.
     
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  14. KerryJ

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    Someone else is like me!

    Womanizer was going on repeat for a solid two hours last match
     
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  15. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    I do these:

    1. Always bounce the ball 3 times before both serves.
    2. Try to be the one who spins the racket for serve.
    3. If I have to choose, it is always up.
    4. Spin the racket in my hand just before a return.
    5. If I get there first, try to warm up with the sun in my face to get used to it.
    6. Line up my 2 Gatorade bottles perfectly in line side by side on the bench.
    7. Clean all clay marks within 6 inches of the service line after a changeover.
     
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  16. babolat15

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    bounce ball 5 times
    always try to spin
    always pick down
    always recieve first
    always put them on the side without the sun
     
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  17. Bundey

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    I religiously hit down the line forehand winners.
     
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  18. Hatari!

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    The repeating song can be a blessing or a curse. I once had Souljaboy going through my head and had quite possibly my worst practice ever. Yet I once had "Light My Fire" playing and the rhythm of the keyboard riff was perfectly in time with my serve, and with that rhythm I had never served better.
     
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  19. heumy

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    A song always gets stuck in my head. So annoying! Also, if I win a point on my serve, I always try to get that ball back and play the next point with it. If I lose a point, I throw the ball to the back of the court and use a new one.
     
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  20. witt4ace

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    Bounce the ball 3 times and serve. I also try to not touch the lines for some reason when I'm walking after a point AND the weirdest of all: I switch in between drinks on changeovers (gatorade, water, gatorade in that order) I just do it for some reason, and I like it. I also always pick up.
     
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