Playing with Strangers.

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  1. TennisBeginner

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    Does anyone here every play with strangers at the courts? I usually play tennis with the same person all the time. He comes late sometimes, and during that time I have often had random strangers ask me to hit. I've also had two other kids my age come challenge my friend and I to doubles.

    People are so nice :)

    Anybody here have an stories to share?
     
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  2. El Diablo

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    I imagine nearly everyone has played with a stranger at one time or another.
     
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  3. Tar Heel Tennis

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    where do you live?
     
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  4. rudester

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    When i am in a strange town I play exclusively with strangers. I go to the nearest tennis courts and hang out looking for a hitting partner, i call it "lurking". This is indeed a strange question.
     
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  5. TennisBeginner

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    Massachusetts.

    Yeah guys I guess it is an odd question. Maybe Ill edit it, to have people share their stories.
     
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  6. quest01

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    Yes I've played with a few strangers if there any good. Some people I know will set me up with someone around my skill level to hit with and actually most of the people I play tennis against are referred to as "tennis friends" which means we don't hang out after wards, its strictly tennis only.

    I played a girl in tennis, didn't know her or anything and she slapped me across the face.
     
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  7. Mick

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    at the courts where i play, everybody pretty much knows each other and their skill levels.
     
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  8. TennisBeginner

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    There's about 7 of us that are there all the time. I don't exactly know them, I just recognize them since I always see them there.
     
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  9. 10s talk

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    a stranger is just a friend you have not met ......:cool:
     
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  10. tennytive

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    That's my favorite line this year. :D

    Everybody I play started out as a stranger. As I was to them.
     
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  11. jswinf

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    Seems like there's something missing from this story...
     
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  12. tennytive

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    …… yada ……
     
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  13. quest01

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    She thought I cheated on a few points.
     
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  14. TheOneHander

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    Delete post
     
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  15. aceX

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    But you yada yada'd over the best part.

    No, I mentioned the bisk.
     
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  16. SoBad

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    I try to aim to be 30min early for my hits to have a chance to hit with strangers in waiting, to pad my hit roster. I don't like doubles, but I play sometimes for the same purpose.
     
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