You know you play too much tennis if....

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  1. HunterST

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    You know you play too much tennis if....

    you close your car door with a windshield wiper finish.
    you don't find it odd when people say they want "heavier balls."
    You shadow your serve motion with the TV remote.


    Keep it going!

    Sorry if this has been done. The search function on this site makes it virtually impossible to find it if it has.
     
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  2. mightyrick

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    ... you accidentally schedule two matches at the same time on the same court. :)
     
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    you elbow & ankles hurt, you shoulders do funny noises your knees fail you from time to time and your toe nails look like rusty iron sheets...
     
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  4. GPB

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    ... you walk around work shadow-swinging forehands and backhands, and your co-workers quit asking you about it a long time ago!
     
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    Your pro/coach is on speed-dial.

    Your 5 y/o knows who Nadal is.
     
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    your right side of your upper body is bigger then left ex arm forearm lats.. I hate that so much. arms not so much but for the lats it is.
     
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    You accidentally hit your three year old while practicing your forehand in the living room.


    You got TTW as a bookmark and a desktop item.

    Your wife gets mad at you when you hit on the garage door.

    You play tennis on your birthday.
     
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    Your dog's name is Sampras. :)
     
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  9. The Djoker

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    ...if you respond to forum threads like this one :)
     
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    Your rotator cuff is completely destroyed (although that may be due to a combination of being a pitcher and quarterback, plus tennis for 14 years).

    Love means nothing to you
     
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    You think bad service means bad serve.
     
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    When 80 % of your clothes are tennis.
     
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    You grab your gf's butt with a semi western grip.
     
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    When playing basketball, instead of aiming for the the hoop, you repeatedly aim towards the just inside the court base line.
     
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    Followthrough on everything you do.
     
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    You split-step every time you hear a loud noise.
     
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    You aim for the line when parking a car on parking lot
     
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    When you play the entire winter outside soveling snow off the court
     
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  19. ReopeningWed

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    I my license just last month, I don't have to aim when I do this :D
     
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    the tournament desk comes out to greet you and says your courts reserved and ready whenever you feel like playing.
     
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  21. equinox

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    when you're invited to an overseas $6000+ invitational only tournament through the TT forum. ala tonylars.
     
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  22. ryushen21

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    You spend close to 50% of your workday either on TTW or checking threads you have posted on to see if anyone has responded so you can immediately argue or refute whatever claim was made.

    TTW is the home page on your smartphone browser.

    You have figured out the exact order of racquets that your unborn child will play with, which camps they will attend and just how quickly they can get a national ranking.

    You walk around with a racquet in your hands just because you can.
     
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  23. philosoraptor

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    LOL, I'm my study hall period right now, and I'm walking with a racquet in my hand right now
     
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  24. mikeler

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    You play tennis on HER birthday.
     
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    You string your guitar with natural gut.............all at 57 lbs.
     
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    When your wife starts nagging you for something she thinks you didn't accomplish, you raise your arm, one finger in the air and says " challenge please".
     
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  27. PimpMyGame

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    You know you play too much tennis if...

    ...when thinking of moving, you refuse to view a property unless it has a tennis court or land to build one.

    ...you smuggle your kit out of the house in the morning so your wife won't know you've got a cheeky match planned.

    ...you'd rather restring a couple of your frames than go for a beer with your mates.

    ...you're sizing up every tennis court-sized spare bit of space at work and try to work out how you can convince the boss that a work tennis club would be great for staff morale.

    ...you start using tennis racket names as your online passwords.
     
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  28. Manus Domini

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    You accidentally brake your cell-phone shadow-swinging a forehand.

    You walk through school carrying a shovel to clean the tennis courts.

    You use Roger Federer as an example of evolution in human genetics for a biology report (I actually did too :lol:)

    You insult your friends by calling them pushers.

    You read the Bible as a metaphor for Federer vs. Nadal, where Federer is the struggling Israelites and Nadal is their oppressors
     
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  29. athiker

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    You smash your racquet........on the arm of your living room couch shadow swinging.
     
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  30. rommil

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    You overspeed on purpose to get pulled over by the state trooper, then take your racket out and ask the officer to measure your swing speed with the speed gun.
     
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  31. *breaksracquet

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    when you have dreams of getting your hair cut with a tennis racquet....
     
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  32. Breaker

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    When the ceiling has skid marks on it because you got a little bit too excited about practicing your new serve motion.

    ...and then you wake up the people upstairs because you did it at 3 A.M.
     
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  33. Xisbum

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    ...with your wife and your girlfriend. :oops:
     
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  34. JRstriker12

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    -At work or on vaction, you can be seen shadow-swinging, practicing your forehand.
    -If your car's floor mats are covered in green fuzz
    -You can't fit groceries in your trunk because your tennis bag and ball hopper take up too much room.
    -You use NTRP to measure your skill for things other than tennis - I'm a 5.0 cook - a 5.5 when it comes to the grill, I'm a 3.0 when it comes to gardening, etc.
    -Your key lanyard says "I love tennis" ;)
    -You have a couch apolstered in tennis ball felt.
     
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  35. JRstriker12

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    Ouch! The dangers of mixed dubs ;)
     
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  36. Andres

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    Hahaha! Epic!
     
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  37. PCXL-Fan

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    You just won your premier tournament, and 2.5 days later you have to travel to another tournament to play.

    So you win your first match there in 3 tough set. Then just 13.5 hours later you have to play your 2nd match. You win that in 3, but then you have to play your next match 20 hours later. So so as you are on the cusp of winning that in 3 sets your mind turns to what the tournament directors will throw at you schedule wise in the semis...
     
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  38. DownTheLine

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    When there's tennis ball fuzz on my xbox controller
     
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  39. JRstriker12

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    Dayam! How did you do that? I get tennis fuzzy all up in my car and on my warm-ups and sometimes on the rug in the living room, but on the Xbox controler?
     
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  40. Manus Domini

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    Or when you get wrong answers on your test :lol:
     
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  41. Dave M

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    you watch tennis on tv with a racquet in your hand.

    Your wii controller gets taped to an old racquet when playing to keep that match v fed authentic.
     
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  42. Manus Domini

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    When someone tries to point out your faults, you immediately start ranting about how high a serve percentage you have.

    When your friend tells you he "aced that test" you ask for score.
     
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  43. Buffster

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    *whistles* :oops:
     
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  44. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    When you use racquet patterns and tension to explain extracellular matrix collagen stacking and stiffness at a lab meeting, and have it make sense.
     
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  45. HunterST

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    Yeeeahp. Got about 3 marks on the ceiling. :(
     
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  46. adrian10spro

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    hahaha! so what's your swing speed???
     
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    When something is determined it's always, "game, set, match."
     
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    You reject beautiful women since they are not yet 3.0
     
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    When you have mapped all the good wall hitting buildings in town in case all the courts are taken due to college or junior tournament play.
     
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  50. mtommer

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    When you tell a beautiful woman she is maaayyybbbeee a 3 on a good day. :shock::D
     
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