Tennis Slang

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  1. ncchetty

    ncchetty New User

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    Hi,

    Could someone list the common tennis slangs used in the United States?

    I recently started playing tennis here (am originally from India) and couldnt catch quite a few phrases (like poaching, sand bagging etc).

    Thanks
    Chetty
     
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  2. chad shaver

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    Sand-bagging is pretending to be a lower level player than you really are.

    Poaching is when the player at net moves to volley a shot intended for his/her partner, to either win the point or put the opposing team on the defensive.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  3. ncchetty

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    Thanks.

    Could you come up with more such "phrases"?
     
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  4. Camilio Pascual

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    When one deliberately calls a ball of yours out when it was in, you've been hooked. A hooker is a cheater.
    A greaser is a pro who did something that would be cheating under amateur rules. Such as what Henin did at Roland Garros. So, she is not a hooker, but a greaser.

    Being double bageled is losing a match 6-0, 6-0.
     
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  5. ncchetty

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    Cool...keep the list growing.. :)
     
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  6. Frodo Baggins

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    Camilo:Thats true A Hooker is a cheater :lol: If you know what I mean :wink: hint hint... an a greaser is a pro hmm Better not take my car back to that Gargage Anymore... :lol: :wink:
     
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  7. corncob3466

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    you've been taped is when you hit a good, hard shot but it hits the white net tape. of course, there is a meat ball, i dont think that one needs explaining. grab 'em is a term used to indicate that you've just been screwed over by your opponent.
     
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  8. PHSTennis

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    Speaking of hookers, I beat ones, coach got was happy because he had been hooking for 4 years... :p theres also no, out, nope, naw, nnn,___,nee, naa , nooooo for faults haha
     
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  9. MARK ANDERS

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    Here ya go Indian feller:

    dirtballer= clay court specialist
    banger=power hitter
    pusher/dinker=no pace, slices, (*****)
    hottie=think Anna K., Maria Sharapova...
    moonball=high looping topspin shot
    Jackass=think Conners, McEnroe, Mattress Mac...
    schooled/smoked/toyed with=beat other guy badly
     
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  10. ncchetty

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    Jackass=McEnroe... I can understand...was Jim Connors one too??
     
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  11. Cypo

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    I thought hookers were the oldest pro's...
     
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  12. MARK ANDERS

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    nnchetty,

    Conners was a massive tool and an incredible JACKASS.
     
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  13. Stitch626

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    Anyone use "shank" for mis-hits or framed balls?
     
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  14. Max G.

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    Yeah, that's a "shank."

    Also - sometimes people abbreviate "fifteen" to "five" when calling the score.
     
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  15. BankOfDad

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    A 6-0, 6-1 score is "A bagel and a breadstick"
     
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  16. joegerardi

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    This one's my own...

    When you "shank" it, and it goes over the net with really weird spin, I call that a "slopspin" shot. See, it's not SLice, not tOP, it's SLOP...

    ..Joe
     
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  17. uk_skippy

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    Here's some from the UK, well ones are club has used in the past...

    A bandit is the same as a previously explained sand-bagger.
    Tubing is to nail the guy at the net in his stomache
    Smoked is when you burned someone with a passing shot
    saying '5' instead of '15' when you call score.
    Dropping the winning set score etc saying you won 5 and 4 means you won 7-5, 6-4.
     
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  18. Morpheus

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    What's a "tool"?
     
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  19. ncchetty

    ncchetty New User

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    Another one which I learnt recently...

    Jamming - To serve or return straight to the opponent's body
     
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  20. MARK ANDERS

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    tool is slang for penis
     
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  21. Morpheus

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    Well, then I guess if you are going to be one, you might as well be a big one.

    (And Jimbo was both an ASS and a TOOl simultaneously?)
     
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  22. Camilio Pascual

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    I guess Jimbo could take care of himself!
     
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  23. nyu

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    tool=dumb@ss
     
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  24. Ace

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    Slang

    DNR: (Did not return)....Not quite an Ace, but just as good.

    "I served up a bunch of DNR's that game"
     
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